Walt Disney World Railroad Track and Train Testing is underway at the Magic Kingdom for the Disney World Railroad

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Walt Disney World Railroad Track and Train Testing
Walt Disney World Railroad Track and Train Testing

Walt Disney World Railroad Track and Train Testing is underway at the Magic Kingdom for the Disney World Railroad. Since December 2018 we have waited for this day! It has been a long journey, which we have written about in the past and you can read it here. Well today, as huge fans of the Walt Disney World Railroad, we can celebrate a major milestone.

Today at Disney’s Magic Kingdom, the Walt Disney World Railroad made its first full weighted run around the whole park, stopping at each station. We noticed early in the day that Conductors, Cast Members who operate the train at Disney, gathering around the Fantasyland station. It took a little time, but the wait was worth it as the Walter E. Disney Steam Engine came chugging down the tracks loaded with what seemed like every train car Disney owns.

Once we got video and images of the first appearance of the day at the station, we ran to Main Street Station. It was such an amazing scene when the first whistle went off and the crowd entering the park, broke into spontaneous applause as the Locomotive came into sight. Not embellishing anything, they actually cheered and clapped.

Related: Disney Cast Members begin Walt Disney World Railroad Training

So let us take a look at some of the sights from yesterday, and also some videos we took.

Walt Disney World Railroad Track and Train Testing
Walt Disney World Railroad Track and Train Testing

All Aboard!

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 Disney World Railroad Track and Train Testing

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.

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