Today In Disney History ~ December 1st

Today In Disney History ~ December 1st…


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The Walt Disney World Railroad (reporting mark WDWRR) is a 3 ft (914 mm) narrow gauge heritage railroad and attraction in the Walt Disney World Resort’s Magic Kingdom theme park in Bay Lake, Florida in the United States. Its route is 1.5 miles (2.4 km) in length and encircles the vast majority of the park, with stations in the Main Street, U.S.A., Frontierland, and Fantasyland sections.The rail line, which was built by WED Enterprises (now Walt Disney Imagineering), is operated with four historic steam locomotives originally built by Baldwin Locomotive Works. Each of the four locomotives pulls a set of five passenger cars with seating capacity for 75 passengers per car, for a total of 375 passengers per train.

The Walt Disney World Railroad opened to the public for the first time on October 1, 1971, the same day that the Magic Kingdom park first opened.Since then the WDWRR has become one of the world’s busiest steam-powered railroads, with 3.7 million passengers served each year.

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