DISNEY'S-- The Magic Behind Our Steam Trains Tour

Tours and Special Experiences

Disney's The Magic Behind Our Steam Trains Tour at Magic Kingdom Park

 

 

 

 

 

 


 


The Magic Behind Our Steam Trains tour grants railroad enthusiasts a once-in-a-lifetime
chance to watch as the Magic Kingdom theme park train crew prepares the Walt Disney
World Railroad steam trains for their daily operation.

Guests must be at least 10 years of age.

The 3-hour tour starts with a unique opportunity to enter Magic Kingdom theme park
before it opens to the public. You'll accompany the railroad engineers as they ready the
massive steam trains for another day of active service. Get the chance to see the backstage roundhouse where the trains are stored and serviced to keep them in impeccable working
condition. Ride the rails as your guide shares with you how Walt Disney's lifetime love of
steam trains led to his decision to give them a starring role circling Magic Kingdom
theme park.

The Magic Kingdom railroad trains are all meticulously restored antique freight trains.
The 4 trains—named Lilly Belle, Roy O. Disney, Roger E. Broggie and Walter E. Disney—
were built in the United States around the turn of the 20th century and taken to Mexico.
They enjoyed long careers working for the United Railways of Yucatan hauling sugarcane,
until they were spotted by Disney scouts in 1969 and brought to Walt Disney World Resort
for opening day on October 1, 1971. They have been happily circling the 1.5-mile track
around the Theme Park ever since.

Magic Kingdom theme park admission is required and is not included in the price of the
tour. Please keep in mind that The Magic Behind Our Steam Trains is an outdoor tour, so
be sure to check the weather report and dress appropriately.