PHOTOS: Main Street, U.S.A. Train Station Now Fully Covered in Scrim at the Magic Kingdom

Refurbishment continues on the Main Street, U.S.A. train station in the Magic Kingdom, now with scrim covering the station almost completely.


The Walt Disney World Railroad has been closed for two years due to the construction of TRON Lightcycle / Run. Prior to the park’s March closure, a train was on exhibition at the Main Street U.S.A. station and later the Fantasyland station. In the past few weeks, fresh tracks have been laid at the Fantasyland station, and a scrim was erected around the Main Street U.S.A. train station. Now an additional layer of scrim covers most of the top half of the station.


Here’s a view from the outside as guests approach the park. The traditional entrance photo is of course, impacted by the heavy presence of scrim, but the Mickey floral is still available for guests to view.


You can barely make out the clock tower peeking out from the top of the scrim.


Inside the Magic Kingdom, scrim wraps around the other side of the facade as well.


Currently (and as it has been since the reopening of the Magic Kingdom) the train station overlook is roped off to guests, used sporadically throughout the day for socially-distanced character meet-and-greets.


This comes just a few days after glass panels were removed from a portion of the station’s roof.

Hopefully this means that the Walt Disney World Railroad will reopen sooner rather than later. Though it’s rumored TRON Lightcycle / Run’s development is delayed, the exterior of the attraction is still under construction not far from the railroad tracks.

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Jay Pea
Jay Pea
9 months ago

I wonder why they would do that right at Christmas time, it’s so ugly. Maybe it won’t take long?

Jack B
Jack B
9 months ago

Surprised they’ve gone for generic burlap-colored scrims, as compared to the ones at Small World, for example. Maybe that means they’re going to be very short-term? I’m really looking forward to the RR reopening.

9 months ago

Scrim = Christmas decorations of 2020

7 months ago

I’ve never been to Disney World, but walking through it on Google maps was very disappointing.

Disney World is more like a fair with fairgrounds: Long stretches of boredom and poorly matching theme between exhibits. There is a lot of promise for Disney World, artistically, and that is to FILL IN THE GAPS with emotional and meaningful adventure.