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    • Magic Behind Our Steam Trains - Magic Kingdom

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      • Description: Explore Walt Disney's passion for steam trains, and join the opening crew as they prepare for the daily railroad operation at the Magic Kingdom. This tour also offers the rare opportunity to visit the backstage "roundhouse".


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    • Brygida

      Registered: May 2009
      Posts: 18
      Review Date: Thu July 2, 2015 Would you recommend the product? Yes | | Rating: 10 

       
      Positive aspects of the product (pros): Engineering! Walt History!
      Cons: brutal in summer heat

       
      I loved this tour and would absolutely do it again. It was, however, nearly unbearable in the summer heat, even starting at 7:15am in the morning. Our tour guide was an engineer himself and obviously LOVES his job. You get to hop on the train right after the morning hello show and go to the roundhouse. The roundhouse is where all the trains and monorails sleep for the night. :-) Great history of all the trains and how they got there. Go to a bathroom break BEFORE the tour, because there is no stop for a couple hours as you are backstage. Once you learn about all the safety checks that the trains go through each morning before they are allowed into service, you get back on the train to fill up with water at the Fantasyland Station. Then its back to Main Street Station and the Walt Disney / train history presentation. Did you know that the engineers in the engine car are only allowed to go around the world twice before they have to take a break, because it is 204degreesF in that engine! I thought my 11 year old son would like this better, but I think the summer heat did him in. Probably best not to do this tour in summer.
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