It has been a long time coming, but one beloved Magic Kingdom attraction has finally reopened!
The closure began in 2018 when construction on Disney’s next big thrill ride, TRON Lightcycle / Run caused disruptions in Tomorrowland in the Magic Kingdom. With work on the new ride impacting a popular gift shop and another attraction, Guests at Walt Disney World had been anxiously awaiting not only the arrival of TRON, but also other missing experiences for years.
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Yesterday, December 22, 2022, we shared Disney’s official announcement that the Walt Disney World Railroad would be returning for the “holiday season.” Cast Member previews on the attraction took place yesterday.And today, after four very long years, we are excited to confirm that the Walt Disney World Railroad is officially open once again at Magic Kingdom Park!
Theme park journalist Scott Gustin shared a screenshot of the attraction’s current operating hours to Twitter follow its reopening this morning:
It’s official: The Walt Disney World Railroad is now open.
Attraction hours posted for today: 10am to 6 pm. pic.twitter.com/mOjznwmEz5
— Scott Gustin (@ScottGustin) December 23, 2022
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Along with a new audio track, the Walt Disney World Railroad’s original early 20th-century locomotives have been beautifully restored. The portion of the attraction that passes through the TRON Lightcycle / Run site is also totally new, with each trains entering a tunnel that contain a new audio preview of the upcoming thrill ride.
While the Walt Disney World Railroad is back at the Magic Kingdom, Disney has not yet specified a date for the opening of TRON Lightcycle / Run beyond its previous announcement of “Spring 2023.)
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Disney’s official description of the Walt Disney World Railroad reads:
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!
Pick up a train and board the Walt Disney World Railroad during your next trip to the Magic Kingdom with stations at Main Street, U.S.A., Fantasyland near Storybook Circus, and Frontierland, and find the latest hours in the My Disney Experience app.