The in has remained closed while construction moves ahead on the new / Run attraction coming to Tomorrowland, but Cast Members are still working on the railroad behind the scenes. Disney just shared a backstage look at how each classic prepares for testing (and soon for to ride!)
Watch this new video of the Walt Disney World Railroad below:
The trains Guests see in Disney’s Magic Kingdom are original to the early 20th century, with most of them being constructed in the early 1920s. The trains were not in great shape when Walt Disney Company purchased them, so before they arrived in the park they had to be fully restored and outfitted to carry Guests.
Since the trains are authentic pieces of history from another time, the Cast Members who work on them are required to operate them just how they would have run back in the 20s. In the video, Cast Member Lou who works in the Walt Disney World maintenance department on the railroad gives a closeup look at how the boilers for the trains are started each day before the attraction opens to Guests.
The is a classic attraction and one that truly honors ‘s love of trains (that started with his own ). When operating, it takes around the perimeter of the park with stops to hop on or off at a located by the entrance to , Frontierland near , and Fantasyland by .
The ride is a true classic that began in California with the and has since been replicated (with different original antique trains) in Disney parks around the world . While Disney has not yet announced an opening date for the , sharing a video of the attraction testing is certainly a good sign, so we hope to be back with more news on each soon and departing for a ride around from the ourselves very soon!