If you or someone in your family is a train enthusiast, you will find there are many ways to enjoy Walt’s trains while on your Walt Disney World vacation.
First, I recommend you arrive in time for the Opening Ceremony at the Magic Kingdom one morning. Mickey and friends chug in on the steam locomotive and open the park with the family* of the day!
Then peruse the memorabilia in the Train Station on your way into the Magic Kingdom park. Enjoy the photos of Walt and several of his collections which are on display.
And of course take a train ride around the park, with stops in Frontierland and New Fantasyland, you may hop on and hop off as you make your way around the park. Or stay on board for the 20+ minute ride around the whole theme park.
If have you extra time to spend in the Magic Kingdom, consider the “Magic Behind the Steam Trains Tour” – for train lovers 10+ years old. This behind the scenes tour peeks at exclusive backstage areas where you will hear from the engineers and find out what it takes to keep the Magic Kingdom trains running. Magic Kingdom daily at 7:30 am, currently $54 +tax pp
Trains may be found throughout other parks and in the resort areas as well.
- Ride the Wildlife Express Train, located at Animal Kingdom park. It is a hidden jewel and a fun ride.
- At EPCOT there is a miniature working train and village, on the grounds near the Germany pavilion – it is best enjoyed during day light.
- If you have time, pop by the The Villas at Wilderness Lodge. The game lounge houses an impressive collection of Walt’s train memorabilia.
We want to hear from you – what is your best tip for enjoying the trains at Walt Disney World?
Born and raised in the south, I now live in central New Jersey. My days are filled with homeschooling, reading, and ministry work. My son and I are active members of our local church and enjoy camping with the Boy Scouts of America.
We believe everyday is a day to celebrate and if you visit our kitchen, you will find us putting sprinkles on everything from pancakes to ice cream! Between baseball games and scouting trips, we enjoy dreaming about our next Disney vacation.
*Note: Many people ask – “How are Families of the Day chosen?” Answer: The Cast Members are always on the look for families having a good time and enjoying their Disney vacation. They select the Family of the Day early, so your best chance is to arrive at the park gates at least 30-45 minutes before the ceremony.