New train tracks laid for Disney World Railroad. Tron Lightcycle Powerrun construction feels like it has been going on for 3 years or more. During construction, the Walt Disney World Railroad has not run, and the tracks it runs on have been removed, so the train cannot complete a full loop around Disney’s Magic Kingdom.
Back in February, we got a chance to see the Walt Disney World Railroad Steam Engine in action running between Fantasyland and Adventureland. Now, with the new Train Underpass through the Tron ride almost complete, we got to see crews installing and testing new train tracks and rails being installed in Tomorrowland.
With Railroad testing ongoing, and new tracks being laid, could we possibly see or hear about the return of one of the most beloved rides and attractions at Walt Disney World? Time will tell.
New train tracks laid
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 New train tracks laid
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.