Disneyland Shares Details On Overhauls of Dumbo and Horse Drawn Streetcars Beginning Next Week

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Two original Disneyland attractions will close temporarily beginning January 8th to receive updates. For the first time since 1955, the horse-drawn streetcar track on Main Street U.S.A., will be replaced in its entirety, temporarily pausing the operation of all Main Street, U.S.A. vehicles. Also, Dumbo the Flying Elephant will receive a new queue location for guest comfort and accessibility.


While sections of the Main Street U.S.A., track have been replaced before, this complete replacement will incorporate new brickwork that will enhance the look of the iconic thoroughfare. The pieces of original track that remain today will be salvaged and preserved, and the previously updated pieces of track will be recycled.

Dumbo the Flying Elephant also will close temporarily beginning January 8th to move the location of its queue and erect a new shade structure. The attraction will also be repainted during this closure.

Main Street U.S.A., vehicles and Dumbo the Flying Elephant will reopen in late winter and early spring, respectively.

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Expect the “salvaged” rails to end up at Van Eaton galleries in a few months. You heard it here first!!!


So to be clear, the street car tracks will be removed and not replaced? Is that only at DLand or at WDW as well? Has WDW used it horse drawn street cars in recent history? Cause I haven’t seen them in forever. With the absence of use, I have found that the street car tracks to be nothing but an ankle twister and a wheel stopper for strollers… If not being used, or even just sparingly, I would just assume they were gone completely as they make walking down a bottled necked and crowed Main Street even more challenging during… Read more »