Accessible Attractions – Walt Disney World Railroad

Walt Disney World Railroad Fantasyland Station

Walt Disney World Railroad Fantasyland Station

No matter how many times I visit the Magic Kingdom, I still get chills when I hear the train whistle from the Walt Disney World Railroad. It is the sound that lets me know I’ve made it back to my favorite place on earth.

Queue

There are three stations that where you can board the train and they are all wheelchair accessible.

At the Main Street Station there is a ramp located to the right if you facing the train station from Main Street. It is a pretty steep ramp so I usually ask for a little help. Once you are at the top there is a gate where you will wait for a Cast Member to board the train.

Main Street Station

I’ve never boarded at the Frontierland station but I have used the ramp to exit. It is another long ramp with a few steep parts.

Frontierland Station

The easiest station to board and exit the train is the Fantasyland station located in Storybook Circus. Since it is new it was built with wheelchair users in mind.

Ramp to enter the Fantasyland station.

Wheelchair loading/waiting area.

Ramp to board the train at the Fantasyland station.

Ride Vehicle

Once you are at the station, a Cast Member will open a gate and lower a ramp that allows you to board the accessible passenger car. There are two benches on this car. Just park your wheelchair beside one, lock your breaks and you are ready to go.

Ramp to board the accessible passenger car.

The video below shows what the ramp is like getting on and off the train.

Overall

Walt Disney World Railroad

The Walt Disney World Railroad is another great attraction for wheelchair users. We like to take a ride on the Walt Disney World Railroad on the last day of our Walt Disney World vacation. We head to the Magic Kingdom to take a final stroll along Main Street and then head to the train station for a grand circle tour of the park. The Magic Kingdom is beautiful from the train and you are able to see parts of it that you can’t see any other way. It is a fun and relaxing way to end a vacation.

2 comments
SpecialNeedsMommy
SpecialNeedsMommy

This was one of my daughters favorite things when we went last year!

EvilQwn16
EvilQwn16

We love the train too and always make a point of riding it. Not only is it peaceful, as mentioned, it is a great way to get from the front of the park to the back - when the Toontown/Fantasyland stop is open, of course.

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  1. […] way to take a break at the Magic Kingdom is to take the grand circle tour of the park on the Walt Disney World Railroad. We usually hop aboard at the Main Street station and then take the train around the entire park. I […]

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