PHOTOS: Cast Member Previews for Reopening of Walt Disney World Railroad Have Begun

Cast Member previews for the seemingly imminent reopening of the Walt Disney World Railroad have begun at Magic Kingdom.

Walt Disney World Railroad Cast Member previews

Cast Members arrived at Fantasyland Station this morning for an opportunity to preview the Walt Disney World Railroad before it reopens. The train has been closed since 2018 due to the construction of TRON Lightcycle / Run, and the route has been altered to accommodate the new attraction.

Cast Members riding Walt Disney World Railroad 4
Cast Members riding Walt Disney World Railroad 6

Only Cast Members with valid Blue IDs are being permitted to enter the station at this time.

Cast Members riding Walt Disney World railroad 12
Cast Members riding Walt Disney World railroad 13
Cast Members riding Walt Disney World railroad 11

See the Walt Disney World Railroad previews in action below.

An official reopening date has yet to be announced, but rumors indicate it will open between Christmas Day (December 25) and New Year’s Day (January 1, 2023).

The train began testing on the full new loop, including the tunnel through the TRON site, in November. New audio has been added pertaining to TRON Lightcycle / Run as well. We also caught some of the audio testing at the stations earlier this week. While permits for electrical work were recently filed for the stations, it’s possible they will be able to reopen without it completed.

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