This Iconic Walt Disney World Attraction Will Be Closed Into the New Year

Can you imagine what a trip to Walt Disney World would be like if your favorite attraction had been closed for years without a confirmed opening date? Fans of the Walt Disney World Railroad don’t have to imagine, they’ve been living it!

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One of Magic Kingdom’s most beloved attractions, the Walt Disney World Railroad, has been “Temporarily Unavailable” since December 2018. As we approach December 2022, fans grow increasingly excited for the iconic attraction’s return.

Walt Disney World Railroad

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Initially, the attraction was closed due to the construction of TRON Lightcycle Run, which began in 2018 after the attraction was announced during the 2017 D23 Expo. The recent COVID-19 pandemic has also contributed to delays for the classic train and the widely anticipated roller coaster.


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However, now that we know TRON Lightcycle Run will debut in Spring 2023, many Guests believe that the return of the Walt Disney World Railroad will be re-opening soon as well.

Recently, the Walt Disney World Railroad has been spotted doing more test runs than ever before, causing Guests and Disney fans to speculate on the train’s return.

But upon visiting the official Walt Disney World website, we can confirm that these beloved locomotives will not return even when we’re well into January 2023.


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Will the Walt Disney World Railroad return before TRON Lightcycle Run, or will the widely anticipated roller coaster keep Guests from riding the classic attraction until its own debut? Only time will tell! Until then, DisneyTips will continue to bring you the latest Disney news regarding the situation.

About Isabella Reimer

Isabella Reimer grew up visiting Walt Disney World and relocated to Central Florida to be even closer to The Most Magical Place on Earth. She earned her Bachelor’s from Florida State University, where she studied Creative Writing and Women’s Studies. Her biggest hobby is bonding with the ikran at Avatar Flight of Passage, and her retirement plan includes becoming the 1,000 Happy Haunt of the Haunted Mansion.