The Disneyland Railroad train station, an iconic building on Main Street, U.S.A., closed its doors on August 31st for a major renovation project which will last ten months.
Water resistance, woodwork, framework, painting, ironwork, and roofing, are all areas that will see improvements between now and next summer. Trains will begin running again early next spring, but in the meantime themed tarps have been put in place during construction for visual continuity and to preserve the narrative coherence of the area.
Spotlight on safety and the environment
The queuing area will be refurbished, and the stairwells and fire safety system will be redone. The lift will be brought up to standards with updated signage, redesigned lighting and a new exit, to improve accessibility. In line with our environmental goals, a hydrocarbon processing system will be installed – here and in all Disneyland Park train stations – to treat the fluids of the train.
The accessories, in particular the organ, will be refurbished and the audio system updated. A pedestal will be added to the balcony facing the Disneyland Hotel, to accommodate seasonal decorations. The ground floor of the train station will be completely redesigned, with banks filling unused coat check spaces. The tiles will be replaced by coloured cobblestones, which will fit the theme and increase safety.
This nearly ten-month renovation is made possible by a productive collaboration among several teams: Walt Disney Imagineering, F.A.M., Entertainment, Purchasing, Operations, and Maintenance. Their goal is to bring together heritage, technological innovation, safety and environmental requirements, and overall experience quality, both for our Guests and for Cast Members that will benefit from an optimised work environment.