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  • On Dec 28, 2019
    Chris from IN Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Hello! I'm interested in booking the Magic Behind Our Stream Trains Tour. Unfortunately, there are no more dates showing for tours in 2020. Any word if they'll be opening up tour dates?

    Hi Chris! Thanks for stopping by the Disney Parks Moms Panel with your question. I can see that you were hoping to embark on a fantastic journey through the world of steam trains and their role at the Magic Kingdom. Did you know that Walt Disney himself had a 1/8 scale railroad built in his own backyard? He too was fascinated by railroads. Disney's The Magic Behind Our Steam Trains Tour is one of many informative and exciting Special Events and Tours offered at the Walt Disney World Resort.

    Currently, the Walt Disney World Railroad is under refurbishment and not circulating through the park. I checked the Magic Kingdom park hours for the week of your arrival date in April, and the attraction is still scheduled to be under refurbishment, which is why you were unable to reserve The Magic Behind Our Stream Trains Tour for your upcoming trip. You can always check your travel dates on the Park Hours Calendar for up to date information on attractions that may be non-operational during your visit. Keep in mind that operating schedules for parks and attractions are subject to change.

    While I understand you may be disappointed to not hear that signature whistle from the Walt Disney World Railroad during your visit, I would love to tell you about some of my favorite Special Events and Tours that may be offered during your trip. Because I come from a family of Disney enthusiasts, we are always looking for ways to learn more about the Most Magical Place on Earth. One of my most memorable Magic Kingdom experiences was when I participated in Disney's Keys to the Kingdom Tour. I loved going behind the scenes of some of my favorite places in the Magic Kingdom and learning about the park's history from a friendly, knowledgeable guide. This tour is about five hours long, can be booked in advance, and is subject to availability, so I recommend booking as soon as possible if you are interested. To reserve your spot, call the number for Walt Disney World Special Events and Tours.

    Feel free to explore some of the other tours offered throughout Walt Disney World - there are so many great ones. If you are looking for a shorter, but still intriguing behind the scenes experience, my family has also enjoyed the Behind the Seeds Tour in the Land Pavilion at Epcot and the Caring for Giants encounter at Disney's Animal Kingdom. Both were memorable experiences that enhanced our knowledge of Disney and the real world.

    I hope you have a wonderful Walt Disney World vacation, Chris, and that you find a behind the scenes experience that you will love. Hopefully in the future you will be able to hop all aboard the Walt Disney World Railroad for some steam train fun!

    Betsy
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Meet the Panelist: Betsy, Maryland

Greetings! I'm Betsy, a middle school teacher, wife, and mom of two. My family and I love to travel the world, but our best memories are those made when we're visiting Walt Disney World. No matter how many times we visit, there is always something new to see, ride, or eat at the Disney Parks. Learn More About Betsy

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