Walt Disney World Railroad reviews
Theme Park Insider readers offer their ratings and reviews for Walt Disney World Railroad, a railroad in Main Street USA at Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom.
Written by Robert Niles
Walt Disney adored railroads and built a scale-model train that ran around the backyard of his home in Los Angeles. Walt's dream to have his own full-sized railroad was one of the reasons why he decided to build the original Disneyland Park, in Anaheim, California. The Disney Company continued that tradition in Florida, building the Walt Disney World Railroad to make a "Grand Circle Tour" around the Magic Kingdom. The Main Street station stands atop the entrance of the park, and you'll find additional stations in Frontierland and Fantasyland. You can enjoy the full tour around the park, or simply use the railroad as a convenient way to move between lands without walking. During the nightly fireworks, when thousands crowd Main Street to watch the show, you can do a smart end-run around those crowds by boarding the train in Frontierland or Fantasyland and riding around the park to the Main Street station, if you wish to escape the park before the fireworks end.
The fact, that these are real steam trains makes it interesting. But after all it's only a good choice for newbies to get a first impression of the park. Except a good view on Splash Mountain and Thunder Mountain the ride offers little to no theming or special moments at all. Those who want to rest their feet consider other attractions for the queues can be long when a train has just departed. TIP: Board at Main Street station, the queue through an old fashioned station hall is worth seeing. - Chris W.
Nice relaxing train ride around the parks with fascinating views(like the BTTMR mountain, tomorrowland, new fantasyland etc..) - Brendan Harrison
Poor way to entertain the passengers by putting Native American dolls around the area. Also there is only 2 train stations at the moment as the ToonTown one is closed! 6/10 - D H
It's a nice way to rest your feet and take a break for a bit. You get to see a few sites along the way, but there isn't anything that exciting. Kids and adults can ride so its perfect for families. 6.5/10 - Bob Liebe
Nice little novelty. Not a bad way to travel across the park. Only ride after you've done everything else. - Dan Jones
It's a good way to get around the park and get off your feet for a little while. There's also a few sights to see along the way (although not many), and it's a real steam locomotive, which is awesome if you're into trains at all. - Abagail Bloodworth
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