Permits Filed for Construction at All Three Walt Disney World Railroad Stations

If you listen real close at the Magic Kingdom, you might hear the sound of the Walt Disney World Railroad testing for its reopening after four long years! But there’s still a little bit more work to do, and Walt Disney World is wasting no time, filing for permits on all three stations around the Magic Kingdom.

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Permits were filed with the Orange County Comptroller on December 19 on behalf of Buena Vista Construction, Disney’s in-house construction company, for all three Walt Disney World Railroad stations at the Magic Kingdom.

Each of the stations has two permits — one filed to “Provide, labor,material, and/or electrical for construction,” and the others filed simply as “Electrical work.” It seems likely after four years being exposed to the elements with minimal maintenance, some wiring at the stations needs work. But we can’t say for sure, as the permits are very vague.

Three of the Walt Disney World Railroad trains have been spotted testing with their narration audio turned on this week, and rumors point to it reopening sometime around January 1. The Walt Disney World Railroad has been closed since December 3, 2018 for construction of TRON Lightcycle / Run in Tomorrowland, which is built right on top of the tracks and necessitated a new tunnel and slight reroute.

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