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Disney Goof
08-26-2013, 11:26 AM
Does anyone have an update to the WDW Railroad closure for rehab. On the Info Central tab it says 9/30 - 10/20, but I thought I saw somewhere else that it will be closed longer.

Any help?

Thank you.

Strmchsr
08-26-2013, 11:52 AM
Those dates are still the correct ones unless it's changed in the last 24 hours.

jenperich
08-27-2013, 01:20 AM
I'm so sad that this, Peter Pan, and HISTA playground will be closed for my 18-month old's first trip. Just another reason to go back! 😄

Mickey91
08-28-2013, 01:00 AM
Last I saw WDWRR will be closed through the end of November. :(

Capt_redshirt
08-28-2013, 01:13 AM
Looks like half the sites say october and the other half say november i am down the week of october 20th ill be glad to tell you if its open or not

Main Street Jim
08-28-2013, 06:37 PM
I'll ask my engineer/conductor buddies...as soon as I find out for sure, I'll let y'all know :)

Disney Goof
08-29-2013, 03:16 PM
Capt Redshirt,

I am down at WDW that same week. I will wait to hear from the Engineers.

Giggy
08-29-2013, 05:49 PM
Looks like half the sites say october and the other half say november i am down the week of october 20th ill be glad to tell you if its open or not

I won't be there this year... but on October 20th can you tell them they have to open it in honour of my birthday? ;)

Main Street Jim
08-29-2013, 09:47 PM
One of my *very reliable* sources (an engineer friend of mine that I worked with down there for about four years) is saying they're being told "October 20th".

steamboat willy
09-01-2013, 11:35 AM
And we leave from our trip on Oct 14th. Oh drats. Right behind a Boat ride, we always enjoy our Train Ride back in time to the Wild Wild West! :train:

K8screen
09-01-2013, 12:43 PM
Great!! It will open on the day AFTER I had planned to visit MK! Change of plan for us I think;)

Mad About Mickey
09-01-2013, 02:35 PM
Boy we will be keeping our fingers crossed :fingers: We arrive on the 20th and our DS 10 is an absolute train nut. I will have one very disappointed little guy if the train is not running. I guess we can always make the trip out to Conservation Station :mickey:

masonlovesdisney
09-02-2013, 07:24 PM
Leaving on October 19th.... ah man :( :(

epceddie
09-03-2013, 03:19 PM
Is the train at the MK really going to be closed through Nov. 20? I thought I saw somewhere that it was going to be down through Oct. 20?

MickeysBestPal
09-03-2013, 03:29 PM
Is the train at the MK really going to be closed through Nov. 20? I thought I saw somewhere that it was going to be down through Oct. 20?

Walt Disney World Railroad-
Closed 9/30/2013- 10/20/2013

(Reopens Oct. 21.)

Main Street Jim
09-03-2013, 06:49 PM
See the other thread :)

My engineer and conductor friends are being told October 20.

VWL Mom
09-03-2013, 08:01 PM
See the other thread :)

My engineer and conductor friends are being told October 20.

Have you spoken to them just recently? The reason I ask is the Disney refurb schedule (mediadisneywebcontent) now lists the refurbishment dates as Sept 30 - Nov 20 rather than the previous date of Oct 20. The 2 other sites that are usually very reliable updated their pages to Nov 20 this weekend.

I'm going to keep checking and will see what I can find out.

Main Street Jim
09-03-2013, 10:07 PM
Have you spoken to them just recently? The reason I ask is the Disney refurb schedule (mediadisneywebcontent) now lists the refurbishment dates as Sept 30 - Nov 20 rather than the previous date of Oct 20. The 2 other sites that are usually very reliable updated their pages to Nov 20 this weekend.

I'm going to keep checking and will see what I can find out.Last I messaged them on Facebook (Friday, Aug 30), they were being told "October 20".

Main Street Jim
09-03-2013, 10:28 PM
...And, in looking around at several other sites (All Ears, MousePlanet, WDWMagic, etc.), they are all listing a November reopening as well.

I'm diggin', I'm diggin'...

Susan A
09-03-2013, 11:18 PM
My 5 yr. old son is a train nut, too. It will reopen during our stay. I can't have the train not running and Peter Pan too!

Main Street Jim
09-04-2013, 06:49 PM
OK, kids....*just* got off of FaceBook with my engineer/conductor buddies. (9/4/13)

They're still being told - by their Maintenance guys, not the park's - that it is still scheduled to reopen *October* 20th.

Even their *internal* Disney-Cast-only intranet rehab schedule is telling them October 20.

VWL Mom
09-04-2013, 07:00 PM
Thanks for reaching out to your buddies for us Main Street Jim. :thumbsup:

Goofy4TheWorld
09-05-2013, 09:43 AM
I just don't understand why the MK Railroad needs to be taken down at all, if they can manage to keep the Monorail from going down for months, why not the Railroad? What needs to be done that requires a complete (and long) shutdown.

DisneyorBust
09-06-2013, 10:37 AM
DW and I return to the "WORLD" on Oct 20th, hopefully it is up and running. Always a nice ride around the Magic Kingdom.
Thanks for the insider info Jim!

Main Street Jim
09-06-2013, 07:32 PM
I just don't understand why the MK Railroad needs to be taken down at all, if they can manage to keep the Monorail from going down for months, why not the Railroad? What needs to be done that requires a complete (and long) shutdown.They are replacing some track - *correctly* - and doing some work on at least three of the bridges (one between Main Street and Adventureland; the swing bridge just past Big Thunder; and the bridge between CoP and Main Street).

DizneyFreak2002
09-06-2013, 07:41 PM
I just don't understand why the MK Railroad needs to be taken down at all, if they can manage to keep the Monorail from going down for months, why not the Railroad? What needs to be done that requires a complete (and long) shutdown.

Actually, them managing to keep the monorail from going down is debatable too... The monorail is a mess and needed to be overhauled 10 years ago...