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