Walt Disney World Railroad
Credit: Thrillhistory on YouTube

NEW Update on Walt Disney World Railroad’s Progress at Magic Kingdom

The Walt Disney World Railroad is currently a contentious topic for fans of Florida’s Theme Parks. The iconic attraction has been closed for almost three years! That’s an incredibly long time to shut down any experience at Disney Parks, especially one as beloved as the train.

Walt Disney World Railroad

Credit: Thrillhistory on YouTube

As most fans know, the reason for its closure correlates to construction being done on the highly anticipated new roller coaster coming to Magic Kingdom, TRON Lightcycle Run. The epic sci-fi attraction has also been in the works longer than expected.

COVID-19 played a part in its delay, but fans have consistently posted updates on social media. Most recently, a light show spotted from across the water signaled its return might be imminent!

Tomorrowland Light & Power Co.

Credit: Disney

The Tomorrowland Light & Power Co. is a gift shop that will serve as an exit for TRON. Disney Tips has been closely monitoring Walt Disney World’s refurbishment calendar for updates that may indicate the ride’s opening date.

Disney World recently posted that the gift shop will reopen on November 6, 2022, making it likely that TRON Lightcycle Run will open around the same time! A Disney vacation planner on Tiktok just shared breaking news that the Walt Disney World Railroad has been spotted testing at Magic Kingdom!


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Reportedly, Guests of the Theme Park spotted the train near Storybook Circus Station in Fantasyland. Does this indicate that Disney may be opting for the Walt Disney World Railroad and TRON Lightcycle Run to open simultaneously? That would be amazing, wouldn’t it?!

If what we’re hoping for pans out, Guests could possibly be in for quite a treat this fall! The Walt Disney World Railroad will take a trip along a new route through TRON  Lightcycle Run. With recent news that the bolts are in place, ready to secure the track through the train’s tunnel, this wishful thinking doesn’t seem too far-fetched!

So, what do you think? Will the Walt Disney World Railroad finally reopen by the end of the year?

About Christy Weinberg

Christy is a West Coast writer with a special place in her heart for Disneyland Resort and Aulani. Growing up near the Parks, she was an Annual Passholder for about twenty years, often frequenting the Resort several times per week. Though she recently moved to the Pacific Northwest, she carries the magic with her by writing about Disney and connecting with the Disney community on social media.