December 3, 2018 Update: Beginning this week, the Disney World Railroad will cease operation at the Magic Kingdom. The train will remain parked at the Main Street Station for the near future.
The locomotive will be available for photo opportunities that aren’t normally an option for guests. Guests will be able to get an up-close look at the locomotive engine and take advantage of one-of-a-kind photo opportunities while the attraction is on its hiatus.
The four Walt Disney World Railroad Trains are:
- Walter E. Disney
- Lilly Belle (named after Lillian Disney, Walt’s wife)
- Roy O. Disney (named after Walt’s brother)
- Roger E. Broggie (named after the Imagineer who designed the Disneyland and Walt Disney World railroads)
Walt Disney World Railroad train will be parked at the Main Street Station (and not running) beginning on December 3, 2018 due to the Tron construction.
Tomorrowland Speedway will be closed for the Tron construction through the first half of 2019. The attraction’s track will be adjusted to make way for Tron. The Speedway will reopen again in late summer 2019.
The TRON attraction will occupy an entirely new area next to Space Mountain in Tomorrowland.
The WDW version of the coaster is based on TRON Lightcycle Power Run at Shanghai Disneyland. This thrilling attraction allows riders to board a train of two-wheeled Lightcycles for an exhilarating race through the digital frontier.
Lions and Tigers and Strollers, Oh My!
This is not Caroline’s first time in the Disney College Program. Along with her sister, she was previously accepted into the program a few years earlier. Back in Colorado, Caroline was wishing for a little more pixie dust to brighten up her life. On a whim, she decides to apply to the exclusive Disney Alumni Summer Program.
Now that she’s back, things get wild.
Wild, as in Disney’s Animal Kingdom, where Caroline is assigned to work in Stroller Rental. While not the most glamorous position in the park, it’s often ground zero for humanity at its best and at its worst.
While Caroline makes many “Magical Moments” for deserving guests whose pixie dust has gone temporarily sideways, she also receives magical moments of her own through the friendships she makes, going to Disney cast member exclusive events, and all the spectacular dining opportunities at Disney World.
Caroline tells all – from the ins and outs of Disney’s secret training class called Traditions; to learning how to be a happy cast member during on-the-job training; to what it’s like to interact with fellow cast members and the guests who are ready to explore the most magical place on earth.
Join Caroline as she takes you on a wild ride through her adventures in Disney’s Animal Kingdom. But be careful, it’s a jungle out there!
Available now at Amazon.com in paperback and Kindle formats. Published by Theme Park Press.
Book link on Amazon.com: Adventures in the Animal Kingdom
About the Author:
Caroline’s love for all things Disney, and desire to grow up to be a Disney princess, is the reason she always wanted to work for Disney. Her dream came true working as a cast member at Disney’s Animal Kingdom.
Caroline is the co-author of the book, Two Girls and a Mouse Tale, about her adventures working at Disney World with her sister.
She is currently a 7th grade middle school Social Studies teacher in Colorado.
Daily blog link: https://collinsrace1.wordpress.com/