• On May 19, 2019
    Karen from Cheshire Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hi, We are looking at taking my son on the Magic behind the steam trains tour at Magic Kingdom in August, but with the railroad currently being closed, how does this affect the tour? Thanks

    Hi Karen,

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel, and thank you for your question. My fellow panelists and I once had a chance to learn about Walt Disney’s legendary love of trains and see some of his beloved train-related keepsakes. As such passionate Disney fans, we were deeply moved hearing the stories of Walt’s connection to trains and they way he used them in his storytelling over the course of his life. Ever since then, I’ve had Disney’s The Magic Behind Our Steam Trains Tour on my bucket list, so I’m thrilled to hear you’re considering choo-choo-choosing this tour.

    I checked in with a Cast Member, who confirmed that Disney’s The Magic Behind Our Steam Trains Tour has not been affected while the Walt Disney World Railroad is closed for refurbishment. The Cast Member asked me to assure you that everything listed on the tour’s website is still taking place. If you have specific questions about the tour, you can reach a Cast Member at (407) WDW-TOUR. I have been lucky enough to have been part of two Walt Disney World tours, and I have absolutely loved every minute of both. The Cast Members who serve as tour guides are wonderfully knowledgeable, fabulous storytellers, and their love of Walt Disney World is infectious. 

    Karen, while the Walt Disney World Railroad is closed, I highly recommend a ride on another magical mode of transit – the Liberty Square Riverboat. You’ll feel transported back in time as you board the Liberty Belle and cruise the Rivers of America on a leisurely cruise, and it’s a lovely way to relax and take in some unique storytelling touches and Disney details that can be spotted on the riverbank.

    For updates on the Railroad refurbishment, as well as all the latest news from around Walt Disney World, be sure to read the Disney Parks Blog as you count down to your summer holiday. I hope you have a wonderful time!

    Wishing you a magical vacation,
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Meet the Panelist: Robyn, Virginia

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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