Earlier today, Disney released an update about the much-missed Walt Disney World Railroad, and Disney Park fans had a lot to say about it.
Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort are home to some incredible rides. Whether it’s the Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, or Disney’s Animal Kingdom, every Disney fan has a ride or attraction they love and frequent the Disney Park. And there’s few as special as the Walt Disney World Railroad.
After almost 2000 days of closure, Disney finally gave fans an update about the Walt Disney World Railroad through the social media platform TikTok. Initially closed for the construction of “TRON: Lightcycle Run,” the Railroad has been rumored to be coming closer to opening for a while now.
Some fans have spotted the railroad at the Theme Park prior to Disney’s official update, and many have been incredibly hopeful for its return. Journalist Scott Gustin took to Twitter to share the official news.
Check it out:
Disney has shared new video of Walt Disney World Railroad testing: pic.twitter.com/bfx3UsaCs8
— Scott Gustin (@ScottGustin) October 27, 2022
However… given Disney’s current track record on how quickly it updates and works on rides and attractions, some fans are not as hopeful and had some hilarious responses to the update.
Twitter user Joe, @j3o1e1, wanted to “insert [a] sarcastic comment about how this could be open in weeks, when in reality it will probably open with Tron.”
@RedROckKing810 added, “Can’t believe we’re in the home stretch, only 3 more years before we get an opening date 2 years out from the announcement!!”
@DrewGuild even posted a photo, adding, “I better see you in action in December.”
I better see you in action in December pic.twitter.com/BRy6d3KUvz
— Drew Guild (@DrewGuild) October 27, 2022
While these responses are undoubtedly funny, it’s worth recalling that Disney has, in fact, been promising fans the opening of many different rides and attractions for a while now, and the Walt Disney World Railroad, in particular, has been shut since 2018.
Here’s hoping that Disney fans will get to see the comeback of this attraction sooner rather than later.
More about Walt Disney World Railroad:
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.