Railfanning the Walt Disney World Railroad

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. – It’s no coincidence that the first attraction to greet guests of the Magic Kingdom is the railroad.

Disney Imagineers traveled to Mexico to scout steam trains that could be refurbished and put to use pulling guests around the Magic Kingdom. By 1971, the tracks were laid and the steam trains were running.

Here are some videos from the Walt Disney World Railroad. To read more about the history of the Walt Disney World Railroad, click here.

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