It’s a Christmas miracle! The Walt Disney World Railroad at Magic Kingdom has reopened after being closed for over four years.
Media rode the train first, along with Melissa Valiquette, vice president of Magic Kingdom. The railroad then reopened to regular guests at about 10:00 a.m. this morning, December 23, 2022.
Hours have been added to the Walt Disney World website, indicating the train will be operating from 10 a.m. through 6 p.m. today.
Trains have been testing frequently these past few weeks and Cast Members got to ride the railroad first yesterday. Disney did not announce the reopening date, but guests were surprised with the opening this morning.
The Walt Disney World Railroad closed in December 2018 for the construction of TRON Lightcycle / Run in Tomorrowland. During the closure, the train engines were refurbished and many of the train tracks were replaced. TRON Lightcycle / Run will open in spring 2023.