Fans Catch Potential Testing for Long-Awaited Disney World Ride

walt disney world railroad footage

Fans of Walt Disney World’s Railroad might have cause for celebration soon, as some fans spotted the train possibly being tested recently.

Visiting Walt Disney World Resort, whether Magic Kingdom Park, EPCOT, Disney’s Animal Kingdom, or Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Florida, is always an experience to write home about. One of the main draws at the Disney Parks are those quintessential rides and attractions with fans and Guests coming back for more. From the “Haunted Mansion” to “it’s a small world,” Guests flock to the Parks for a chance to experience their favorite attraction. But one ride that has been closed for a few years now has had fans eagerly waiting for its return.

Cinderella Castle

Cinderella Castle, Magic Kingdom, Walt Disney World Resort/Disney

The “Walt Disney World Railroad.”

The Railroad has been closed since 2018 for the construction of “TRON Lightcycle Run.” The construction of this upcoming ride put a long hold on riding the classic train attraction around its roughly 20-minute trip encircling the Disney Park.

Read More: Fan Accidentally Captures Some Testing for ‘TRON’

But now, one fan captured video footage of the steam train making its way through the Disney property last week. Disney Guest and TikTok user @rjplansyourvacations shared the video to the platform.

Check it out:


We saw this as we were going to our reservation today. How cool?!?!?! #magickingdom #disney #disneytiktok #disneytrain #waltdisneyworld #wdw

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The user added the caption, “We saw this as we were going to our reservation today. How cool?!?!?!” The video shows the train moving along, likely being tested now that TRON’s construction is nearing completion, ahead of its opening date in Spring 2023.

While no official word has come from Disney on the reopening date of these attractions, all the footage being captured by fans is a promising sign that they will be back on track for Guests to enjoy soon!

Walt Disney World Railroad, Magic Kingdom Park/Disney

Walt Disney World Railroad, Magic Kingdom Park/Disney

Here’s what Disney says about the Walt Disney World Railroad on its website:


All Aboard!

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!

Find a Station
You can board or disembark at any of 3 stations:

  • Near the entrance to the park on Main Street, U.S.A.
  • The Frontierland station
  • The Fantasyland station

We at Disney Fanatic will continue to report on all Disney news as it comes to light.

About Priyanka Kumar

Priyanka is a writer, artist, avid reader, and travel enthusiast based in Chicago. In her free time, she is probably walking by the lake, catching up on the latest releases on TV, or spending inordinate amounts of time rewatching Moana, Encanto, and her Disney Channel life-long favorites Zack and Cody wreak havoc on the Tipton.

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