• On May 1, 2018
    Shannon from PA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    Is the garden railroad still up and running in Epcot's Germany Pavilion? My son loves trains, so we were hoping to spend some time there when we visit in July of 2018.

    Hi Shannon,

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel, and thank you for your question. Walt Disney’s love of trains is legendary, and there are so many fun train-related experiences around the park that are sure to delight train-lovers of all ages.

    Shannon, my family loves the miniature garden railroad installation at Epcot, and I am happy to confirm that it was there on my recent visit. We were enchanted by the miniature Flower & Garden Festival that had been installed in the train village; those tiny details are just pure magic. I haven’t heard any plans to remove the garden railroad, as it is beloved by so many guests. After we take our time wandering the railroad and miniature village, my family heads straight to Karamell-Küche in the Germany Pavilion for the world’s most delicious caramel apples and caramel popcorn. 

    There are lots of train-tastic experiences around Walt Disney World. Be sure to ride the Walt Disney World Railroad, take a trip on Seven Dwarfs Mine Train and Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, and get wet and wild at the Casey Jr. Splash ‘N’ Soak Station (pro tip: bring a change of clothes for after splashing). The Wildlife Express Train at Disney’s Animal Kingdom is a wonderful experience, and one that many guests overlook. 

    Did you know there is a magical spot at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge that features some amazing train memorabilia from Walt’s own collection? The Carolwood Pacific Room is a beautiful tribute to Walt Disney’s love of trains, and showcases some true treasures. I highly recommend a visit, perhaps before a meal at the fun and delicious Whispering Canyon Café.

    Wishing you a magical vacation,
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Hi there! I'm Robyn, and I am so excited to share my love of all things Disney with you! My proud military family loves going on Disney adventures that include enchanting moments, laughter and happy tears, and all the pineapple and Mickey-shaped snacks we can find. It's my pleasure to help you plan the most magical and unforgettable vacation in the Disney Parks. Learn More About Robyn

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