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Are You An Official Disney Fan? Read This Checklist To Find Out!

Bride and Groom

10. Do you own at least own pair of Mickey / Minnie ears? Mickey or Minnie ears are a staple of every official Disney fan’s wardrobe.  You can choose to go classic, but Walt Disney World now offers a wide array of ears.  You can have ears that look like Ursula, or even bride and groom ears if you are ...

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Fun Facts About Pressed Pennies Across Disney World Resort

Pressed Pennies _ disney world

Pressed pennies are a great souvenir for Disney fans for all ages! These little trinkets cost little to collect and offer days of fun finding the locations throughout the Disney Parks. 8. Magic Kingdom At the Magic Kingdom, you can find over 30 machines around the park. Look for the machines outside of attractions, in gift shops, and throughout all ...

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All Aboard!! 10 Fabulous Facts About The Walt Disney World Railroad  

Main St. USA Train Station

9.  Stations:  The Walt Disney World Railroad has several stations throughout the Magic Kingdom.  It is a historical ride, and a great way to move around the park if you have a certain destination you are heading too.  The stations are located at Main Street, U.S.A., Frontierland and Fantasyland.  If you take the whole tour on the train, it will ...

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All Aboard!! 10 Fabulous Facts About The Walt Disney World Railroad  

Entrance

10. Opening Ceremony:  Arriving at Magic Kingdom first thing in the morning is a wonderful way to start your day at the parks.  There is a special ceremony that happens every morning before the rope drops and the park opens.  This ceremony involves fireworks, and showcases the historic Walt Disney World Railroad, and some very special visitors.  You will be ...

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All Aboard!! 10 Fabulous Facts About The Walt Disney World Railroad  

Walt Disney Train

8. Walt’s Passion: Walt Disney had a fascination with trains.  He actually built his first miniature train in his backyard in 1950.  He called in the Carolwood Pacific Railroad and it was a steam-powered locomotive that went around his whole property!  Today railroads exist and are highlighted at all Disney parks around the world, including the Magic Kingdom!  Photo credit ...

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All Aboard!! 10 Fabulous Facts About The Walt Disney World Railroad  

Train Station

7. Train Tour:  If you and your family love trains, there is a separate tour available at the Magic Kingdom called “The Magic Behind Our Steam Train’s Tour”.  This is a three-hour behind the scenes peek at the Walt Disney World Railroad.   You will ride this historic train, and be giving exclusive backstage access to the roundhouse, where the locomotives ...

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All Aboard!! 10 Fabulous Facts About The Walt Disney World Railroad  

Railroad

5. The Roger E. Broggie: The Roger E. Broggie locomotive was built in 1925.  It carries 5 yellow passenger cars.  This locomotive is still in service at the Magic Kingdom.  It was named for Roger Broggie.  Mr. Broggie was considered the very first Disney Imagineer and worked very closely with Walt as one of his most trusted mechanical engineers.  Photo ...

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All Aboard!! 10 Fabulous Facts About The Walt Disney World Railroad  

Roy O Disney

6. The Roy O. Disney:  The Roy O. Disney locomotive was built in 1916.  This car carries 5 blue passenger cars and has been in service since 1971, and is still currently running throughout the park.  Roy Disney is Walt Disney’s younger brother and was Walt’s partner and co-founder of the Walt Disney Company.  This locomotive is the oldest locomotive ...

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All Aboard!! 10 Fabulous Facts About The Walt Disney World Railroad  

Train

4. The Lilly Belle:  The Lilly Belle is a green steam-powered locomotive.  It is named after Lillian Disney.  Lillian was Walt’s wife from 1925 until 1966 (when Walt passed away).  This locomotive was built in 1928.   It pulls 5 green passenger cars.  Currently, the Lilly Belle is being rebuilt in Pennsylvania, but should be returning to the Magic Kingdom ...

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