Closed Disneyland Attractions Offering New Experiences During Star Wars Land Construction in 2016

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When January 11th brings the close of the Disneyland Railroad, the Mark Twain Riverboat, Sailing Ship Columbia and the Jungle Cruise (the first three related to Star Wars-themed land construction), the attractions will begin to operate in a new form as limited-time-only special experiences.

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The Main Street and New Orleans Square Train Stations will allow guests to get up-close with the historic steam engines that have circled Disneyland park for decades, learn about these amazing machines firsthand from train engineers and take a picture with an engine. Each engine will be accompanied by knowledgeable train engineers, who will share facts, details on how the engines operate, stories from the history of the Disneyland Railroad and more.

While the world-famous Jungle Cruise undergoes refurbishment early this year, the skippers will still share their stories, adventures and humor with Disneyland park guests in front of the attraction. They will recount tales from their travels while the Jungle Navigation Company headquarters readies for reopening later in 2016.

New, limited-time experiences aboard the Mark Twain Riverboat and Sailing Ship Columbia will be offered later in the year, so even though these attractions won’t be running per usual, guests will get the chance to see them in an entirely new way.

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Tom has been regularly visiting the Walt Disney World® Resort from the time he was 4 months old. While he has made countless visits in the last 28 years, he did not become a truly active member in the Disney fan community until the summer of 2007, when he decided to launch the WDW News Today website and podcast. Tom has since become an Orlando-local and is a published author on Walt Disney World.
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