The official Walt Disney World website’s refurbishment calendar has confirmed that the closure of the Walt Disney World Railroad in the Magic Kingdom park will run into January 2022.
This classic Disney theme park attraction has been closed since the end of 2018 when construction of the new TRON Lightcycle Power Run attraction began in Tomorrowland. During some parts of the construction of the new attraction, access to the tracks of the Walt Disney World Railroad have been obstructed, which has been the reason for the ride’s extended closure.
During the construction of the TRON Lightcycle Power Run roller coaster, Disney has taken some time to refurbish the Walt Disney World Railroad so that it would not need to go down for its regularly scheduled refurbishment upon its reopening, however it will remain closed at this time until the TRON construction is at a point where operation of the railroad is doable.
Prior to the park’s earlier closure due to the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, a train from the Walt Disney World Railroad has been accessible for photo opps at the station on Main Street U.S.A., however at this time it seems as though Guests will not see too much of the railroad until it reopens early next year.
From construction that is visible to Guests in the park (take a ride aboard the Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover to get a look at the construction of TRON for yourself!) it appears as though a tunnel will be created for the Walt Disney World Railroad will go through when approaching the new attraction in Tomorrowland.
For fans of the Walt Disney World Railroad, we are hopeful that the attraction will reopen following its new refurbishment schedule in January 2022. We hope to be back with some more updates on the opening of both the Walt Disney World Railroad and the TRON Lightcycle Power Run attraction soon!