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Walt Disney World Railroad, Train Station
Opened: October 1, 1971
Ride length: 20 minutes
Take a ride back in time on one of Walt Disney World's Steam Powered Engines.You can't miss the Main Street train station as you enter the Magic Kingdom. This scenic stop is the first spot where you'll hear "all aboard" before the train sets out along the rails.
In addition to Main Street, the trains stop at Frontierland and Fantasyland on their 1 1/2 mile circle around the park. If you're looking for a break from the crowds as well as an easy way to get around the park, the trains are the way to go. Strollers are permitted on the trains, but they must be folded up (strollers rented at the park are not allowed due to size).If you really enjoyed your ride on the Walt Disney World railroad, you may be interested in the tour "Behind the Magic of our Steam Trains." You'll join the opening crew as they prepare the Magic Kingdom's steam trains for their daily operation and visit the backstage roundhouse where these treasured transports are maintained and stored.
Handicapped Accessibility: ECV users will have to transfer to a regular wheelchair for this ride. Handheld captioning devices may be used on this attraction.
Fun facts: The Walt Disney World trains are named
the Lilly Belle (after Walt's wife Lillian), the Roger E. Broggie (legendary Disney Imagineer), the Roy O. Disney (Walt's brother) and there's even one named after Walt himself.
The locomotives were built in the U.S. between 1916 and 1928 and were sent to the Yucatan where they were used to haul freight. Walt was a passionate railroad fan and had them brought to Disney World where they've transported guests since the park opened.
Roger E. Broggie
Roy O. Disney