Testing Has Begun for the Walt Disney World Railroad

The Walt Disney World Railroad is a classic attraction in the Magic Kingdom. It has been closed since December of 2018 due to Tron construction. Disney Parks TikTok shared a video and makes us all hope that this train will open soon.

What’s Happening:

  • The caption read “Choo Choo! Testing is just beginning for the Walt #DisneyWorld Railroad crew.”
  • Testing on the iconic Walt Disney World Railroad resumed earlier this year as the grand circle tour prepared for an eventual return.
  • In the Tik Tok, Disney Parks gave a little bit of a history lesson on the classic Walt Disney World Railroad.
  • Lou, who is a cast member of 32 years, does maintenance and shares some information about this attraction.
  • This train has original locomotives, and every morning they fire up the trains, which takes about two or three hours to bring them up to pressure.
  • The team uses a ball of waste, lights it, and then inserts it into the boiler. They turn on the atomizer, get steam pressure, and then add fuel.
  • Once the train is fired up, they build it up to pressure.
  • Lou shares that he and his team are excited about getting closer to bringing the railroad back in.
  • They believe that this is part of Walt’s legacy and that it is an honor to be able to work on them.
  • You can see the video below.

@disneyparks

Choo Choo! Testing is just beginning for the Walt #DisneyWorld Railroad crew 🚂 #Disney #DisneyParks #DisneyCastLife #Railroad #Train #TrainTok

♬ original sound – Disney Parks

History:

  • The Walt Disney World Railroad was an opening day attraction on October 1st, 1971.
  • At the time, there was only one stop made, which was on Main Street USA.
  • On May 1st, 1972, there was a second stop added in Frontierland.
  • Then a third stop was added on June 18th, 1988.
  • If you want to take a full ride around on the train, it takes 20 minutes.
  • It is a total of 1.5 miles for the full circle tour.
  • There is no height restriction, and anyone can ride. Strollers are permitted, but they must be folded up.
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