Walt Disney World Railroad closes to make room for Tron Coaster at Magic Kingdom



The Walt Disney Railroad is closed. For now.  The train is going to get a bit of a reboot, as Magic Kingdom prepares the grid for the new Tron Lightcycle Coaster. There is no opening date for the new roller coaster, but the train tracks will be moved during the downtime to make room for the new coaster. The railroad will reopen in 2019, but there’s no solid date as to when.

Until it reopens, guests can see the steam engine at the Main Street USA station. You’ll be able to get up close and personal with the train, and see it like never before. The train will remain docked at the Main Street Hub, giving guests an unprecedented look at the train.

The Tron attraction will be based on the Shanghai Disneyland coaster, Lightcycle Run. The Magic Kingdom version should be very similar and should be open before the parks 40th anniversary in 2021. While construction ramps up on Tron, the Tomorrowland Speedway will also be shut down, also temporarily, for a reconfiguration of the track. The Tomorrowland Speedway will close on January 1st, just after the busy Christmas holiday, and will reopen with the Walt Disney World Railroad sometime in 2019, tentatively.

There’s not an exact reopening date for either, and there’s no opening date for Tron.

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