Crews working on the Railroad track placement under Tron Lightcycle Run. Over at the Tron Lightcycle Power Run construction site crews have cleared out the underpass for the Walt Disney World Train tracks to be laid down. With news this past week that the Train closure has been extended into late January at the earliest, this actually gives us hope that maybe, just maybe, the longest closure ever for an operating ride may end.
In the image below you can clearly see a path leading underneath Tron’s Coaster sections. It appears crews have learned the area and laid the groundwork for cement to be poured at any time. This would be the last major hurdle for the Walt Disney Railroad to start running again. Obviously, Railroad track placement takes time, and once the concrete is cured, tracks can be relaid down. Then maybe we can see Lilly Belle, Roy O. Disney, Roger E. Broggie, and Walter E. Disney steaming down the new Railroad track placement!
Listen to the clamor of the engine, the chug of the wheels, and the call of the whistle as you travel aboard the Walt Disney World Railroad.
Take your seat on 1 of 4 meticulously restored, vintage narrow-gauge steam trains—originally built between 1916 and 1928—and enjoy a relaxing 20-minute, 1.5-mile scenic round-trip tour.
It’s a convenient—and nostalgic—way to get around Magic Kingdom park!
Find a Station
You can board or disembark at any of 3 stations:
Walt’s Lifelong Passion
A noted train enthusiast, Walt Disney built his very first railroad in his backyard. The Carolwood Pacific Railroad, a 1/8-scale train, debuted in 1950 and featured a custom-built, steam-powered locomotive that encircled his property.
Delighted with his miniature backyard railroad, Walt decided to share his love of trains with the whole world. The result was the Santa Fe & Disneyland Railroad, a favorite of Guests since the park opened in 1955.