Disneyland Return: Railroad + River Attractions

The iconic train, the Mark Twain Riverboat, the Sailing Ship Columbia, and the Davy Crockett Explorer Canoes are back in action, in Anaheim.

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Joshua Sudock/Disneyland Resort
The Disneyland Railroad, an original Disneyland attraction and park icon, now travels a scenic route with breathtaking views along the north bank of the Rivers of America. Landscapes inspired by four of America’s majestic rivers – the Mississippi, the Columbia, the Missouri and the Rio Grande – are carefully recreated, complete with indigenous rock formations, natural forests and wildlife, and the waterfalls. (Joshua Sudock/Disneyland Resort)
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Joshua Sudock/Disneyland Resort
The Disneyland Railroad, an original Disneyland attraction and park icon, now travels a scenic route with breathtaking views along the north bank of the Rivers of America. Landscapes inspired by four of America’s majestic rivers – the Mississippi, the Columbia, the Missouri and the Rio Grande – are carefully recreated, complete with indigenous rock formations, natural forests and wildlife, and the waterfalls. (Joshua Sudock/Disneyland Resort)
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Scott Brinegar/Disneyland
With its turn-of-the-century architecture and lush gardens, the Main Street station offers the first point of entry for those who wish to soak up the scenery on a grand circuit tour of Disneyland park aboard one of the trains of the Disneyland Railroad which run on bio-diesel fuel created from recycled cooking oil used throughout the Resort. (Scott Brinegar/Disneyland)
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Disney Parks
As part of an ongoing, planned expansion at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, Calif., the Rivers of America at Disneyland Park has received brand-new waterfront, just outside the location of the new Star Wars-themed land. The new riverbank features an elevated trestle over which the iconic Disneyland Resort Railroad travel. Pictured: An early rendering of the updates, released in 2016. (Disney Parks)
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Disney Parks
Primeval World, and the Grand Canyon diorama, are two beloved and historic features of the Disneyland Railroad. Both have been refurbished during the railroad's closure, and fans will have a chance to check out the burnished dinosaurs and canyon vistas starting again on Saturday, July 29.
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Paul Hiffmeyer
While visiting Frontierland, Disneyland park guests can cruise back in time on a 14-minute sightseeing voyage aboard a recreation of the glorious 19th-century steam-powered paddlewheel riverboats that carried people and cargo up and down the mighty Mississippi. (Paul Hiffmeyer/Disneyland)
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Paul Hiffmeyer
The Mark Twain Riverboat and Big Thunder Mountain are reflected in the Rivers of America in Frontierland at Disneyland Park in Anaheim, Calif. Frontierland brings to life the natural beauty, excitement and promise of the American West in the 1800s. (Paul Hiffmeyer/Disneyland)
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Paul Hiffmeyer
The Sailing Ship Columbia explores the Rivers of America at Disneyland park. The 110-foot-long, fully rigged ship recreates the grand pioneering adventures of the famous vessel that discovered the Columbia River and became the first American ship to circumnavigate the globe. Guests enjoy marveling at the towering 84-foot mainmast and inspecting the merchant ship's 10 cannons and two deck-mounted swivel guns, used to thwart the attacks of pirates. (Paul Hiffmeyer/ Disneyland Resort )
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