First look at the refurbished Walter E. Disney Engine 1 at the Walt Disney World Railroad

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Posted: Saturday November 20, 2021 3:03pm ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

Disney has today shared a first look at the newly refurbished Walter E. Disney Engine 1 from the Walt Disney World Railroad.

Although the engine is now back at Walt Disney World, the Railroad is currently closed due to construction associated with the TRON LightCycle Run rollercoaster, and does not yet have a confirmed reopening date.

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celluloid6 days ago

Some time after the parking trams return but before Everest's show quality improves.

ToTBellHop7 days ago

Yes, but perhaps not before the park turns 51…

Animaniac93-987 days ago

Will we get to see it going 'round the park before the end of the 50th?

DisAlMay 22, 2021

If that was a problem you could just tell the customers "That noise you hear is TIE fighters going by."

hosekillerMay 21, 2021

YouTube says the rails are attached straight to the concrete....no ballast

lazyboy97oMay 21, 2021

This reminds me of the story that Space 220 had not properly accounted for the noise from Test Track before it began construction. https://www.railpictures.net/photo/433380/

Captain BarbossaMay 21, 2021

Exactly

DisAlMay 21, 2021

If the track is on concrete rather than ballast in the tunnels (don't remember and have been through them hundreds of times....) then this is probably a rumor. However, stranger things have happened.....

marni1971May 20, 2021

The MkVIs would agree with the railroad issue. As would the original Imagination ride.

rle4lunchMay 20, 2021

This tech needs to replace the Speedway.. https://www.maglev.net/future-of-the-maglev-toys

jt04May 20, 2021

"Bring back the WDWRR!" 🚂 🎄

Captain BarbossaMay 20, 2021

I honestly hope this isn’t true, and I wouldn’t be surprised if it isn’t, but while I remind myself of other stupid construction screwups at WDW over the last several years, I also wouldn’t be surprised if it is true, sadly. In terms of how they found out (if it is true), I’m sure it was nothing more than simply measuring from the top of the opening of the tunnel to the rail. No ballast in either tunnel.

danlb_2000May 20, 2021

... and considering the fact that it's still going to be a while before the train re-opens, they should have plenty of time to resolve the issue.