Walt Disney World Railroad, Orlando

4.3
#71 of 156 in Fun & Games in Orlando
The Walt Disney World Railroad is a 3-foot narrow-gauge heritage railroad and attraction located within the Magic Kingdom theme park of Walt Disney World in Bay Lake, Florida, in the United States. Its route is 1.5mi in length and encircles most of the park, with train stations in three different park areas. The rail line, constructed by WED Enterprises, operates with four historic steam locomotives originally built by Baldwin Locomotive Works. It takes about 20 minutes for each train to complete a round trip on the WDWRR's main line. On a typical day, the railroad has two trains in operation; on busy days, it has three trains.
The WDWRR's development was led by Roger E. Broggie, who also oversaw the construction of the Disneyland Railroad in Disneyland in Anaheim, California. The attraction's locomotives were acquired from the Ferrocarriles Unidos de Yucatán, a narrow-gauge railroad system in Mexico. After being shipped to the United States, they were altered to resemble locomotives built in the 1880s and restored to operating condition. Each locomotive was also given a set of passenger cars, which were built from scratch.
The Walt Disney World Railroad opened to the public for the first time on October 1, 1971, the same day that the Magic Kingdom park opened. Since then, the WDWRR has become one of the world's most popular steam-powered railroads, with about 3.7 million passengers each year.
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  • Sadly, the railroad was not running when we went for our visit due to construction projects, however, we were able to get up close with the engine and passenger cars, as well as talk with the cast...  more »
  • the kiddos loved it, they got to see all their favorite characters and had a blast. worth finding a good spot to watch and wait  more »
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  • One of my favorite attractions at MK. We found it very useful to get around the park when we were there.
  • Would have loved to ride the steam train but ride closed 10/10/19

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