The Walt Disney World Railroad opened October 1st, 1971
Ride time - 20:00
Frontierland Station was demolished in 1990 to make room for Splash Mountain. A larger station was built at the same time.
Originally the Magic Kingdom only had Main Street Station and Frontierland Station. A third station was built June 18th, 1988 for Mickey's Birthdayland which was then upgraded to the Toon Town Station
Original plans of the Magic Kingdom showed a Tomorrowland Railroad Station. It's location was going to be where Space Mountain's entrance currently stands
There are 4 trains;
No. 1 Walter E. Disney - Built 1925
No. 2 Lilly Belle - Built 1928
No. 3 Roger E. Broggie - Built 1925
No. 4 Roy O. Disney - Built 1916
1.5 mile track circles the Magic Kingdom
It transports 1.5 million passengers each year
The Walter E. Disney and Roger E. Broggie locomotives have serial numbers that are sequential (58444 and 58445). These locomotives were on the shop floor at the same time in 1925 as they were being built for the United Railways of Yucatan and still operate together to this day. Because of this, they are referred to as the "twins"
Trains are stored underneath the monorails in same building.
Walt Disney World Railroad - Frontierland Station
Frontierland, Magic Kingdom
Demo of the old station in 1990
Old Frontierland Station - Mickey's Birthdayland banner
Old Frontierland Station
Former Frontierland Station
These were around the corner from the Frontierland Station
View from the old Frontierland Station
Walter E. Disney
Roger E. Broggie
Roy O. Disney
Train and Monorail storage "roundhouse"
Trains are stored below the monorails
Train being delivered