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PHOTOS: Walt Disney World Railroad’s Main Street, U.S.A. Station Now Covered by Scrim; Tracks Continue to be Installed at the Magic Kingdom

After two years of closure, work seems to have begun in earnest to refurbish the Walt Disney World Railroad at the Magic Kingdom.

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A tan scrim has been installed in front of the Main Street, U.S.A. station.

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We saw the early stages of its construction a few days ago starting with the back of the station, but now that extends to the front, completely hiding the Magic Kingdom sign that welcomes guests as they enter the park.

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The tarps are covering scaffolding, likely to assist with a significant refurbishment of the station ahead of the attraction and park’s 50th anniversary next year.

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Meanwhile, over in Fantasyland, track continues to be laid as part of the partial re-routing of the layout needed due to the construction of TRON Lightcycle / Run.

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Though it’s hard to see from the blocked-off station, it seems that only the track ties have been placed so far, with the proper rails waiting nearby to be attached.

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Looking towards the left side of the station, some rails have already been installed.

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The work seems to be slowly creeping towards Tomorrowland (and where the track needs to be rerouted).

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On the right side of the station, work has yet to begin, though things should change soon.

Keep reading WDWNT for more on the refurbishment of the Walt Disney World Railroad!

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  1. That skim covering looks terrible. We usually do a picture there every time we come. I hope it’s down be the time we go or they put one up that is more attractive (example small world).

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