30 July 2014

A Forest Oasis

By this point in the vast knowledgebase that contains the history of Walt Disney World, we have all heard of the railroad that ran through Fort Wilderness once upon a time. The railroad, which ran regularly from 1973 through 1977, has been a memory of the bygone days for several decades. Of course, that doesn’t mean that there aren’t enough photographs and postcards out there to keep our appetite for the stream train through the wilderness satiated.

One thing that we don’t see very often is the tickets that booked a guest’s passage aboard the train. Mickey conducting the train in his Davy Crockett outfit is the perfect symbol of all things Fort Wilderness in the 1970’s. And that price? .50 cents for the round trip! What wouldn’t we pay in this day and age to have that opportunity one last time.

1 comment:

Unknown said...

Does anyone know why they stopped running the train? Just too expensive?