Anyone taken the Steam Train Tour at MK lately?

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Anyone taken the Steam Train Tour at MK lately?

We are headed out in 34 days and we have always done at least 1 tour when we visit WDW. We've already taken the KTTK tour, Backstage Magic all day tour, Undiscovered Future World at EC and our last visit we did the Backstage Safari at AK. Loved them all and we were thinking of skipping that this time, but are interested in the Disney's The Magic Behind Our Steam Trains Tour for 2 reasons: my DH really likes trains (I don't mind them) and we get into MK before opening to see an empty Main Street. Also, I've heard it's finished by mid morning, so we will still have all day at the park. Just wondering if anyone has taken it recently and if you enjoyed it?

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Jan someone here has been on that tour within the past year or so I think, but I can't for the life of me remember who it was. It might have been Spook last November, let me search that.

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Nope not me. It's this November we're going biggrin

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It was me! My husband and I took the tour in October and absolutely loved it. My husband is an avid steam train buff, and like you, I don't mind them, but I have to say, we BOTH REALLY ENJOYED it! We got into the park before it opened, which made for some great pictures of Main Street, and boarded the train. The conductor filled us in on what we could expect while we made the ride around to the back of the park. From there we got a tour of the facilities where they keep and maintain the trains and learned about Walt's love of trains, the history behind the decision to have the trains and how they tracked them down and restored them. I would recommend that tour in a heartbeat, especially if your husband loves trains. And the best part, its a relatively short tour so you get the rest of the day in the park!

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Thanks Kris1971 - we'll definitely be signing up for this one. What time did you have to get to the park by? I hear you should be there for 7am.

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I remember leaving our hotel (POFQ) around 6:30 AM to head over. We had our own car, so we drove over and parked, but I hear you can catch a taxi from your hotel in the AM.

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Yeah, this looks like a great tour! Looking forward to it for sure. awesome

KenJ learning about the steam locomotive = stars yeah

JanJ learning about the steam locomotive = waiting sarcastic

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Jan will get to hear all about Walt too and that was pretty cool! Don't worry, I'm betting you both will love it!

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I think seeing an empty Main Street USA will be pretty cool too! A rare sight indeed.

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Jan if you are visiting when the railroad is closed the tour is obviously not running. Closed 09/30 through to 10/20 but looking at your ticker you should be OK.

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Sally-Ann wrote:
Jan if you are visiting when the railroad is closed the tour is obviously not running. Closed 09/30 through to 10/20 but looking at your ticker you should be OK.

Thanks! We arrive August 31st so we should be fine. Didn't even think that it might be closed. I plan to book that before the end of the week, so it's done.