DISNEYLANDIA : Estrena recorrido su legendario trenecito...y dos locomotoras


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Anaheim, Cal.-  The conductor yelled “All aboard!” Steam was injected into the locomotive’s cylinders, and the Disneyland Railroad was back running the rails. Disneyland’s classic attraction was closed in January 2016 so construction could start on Galaxy’s Edge: The “Star Wars” land, which will open in 2019, needed 14 acres, at least some of which was carved out of the Frontierland wilderness.


Disneyland railroad engine #1, C.K. Holliday, makes its way over the new trestle bridge that separates Rivers of America from the new Star Wars land named Galaxy’s Edge in Anaheim, California, on Friday, July 28, 2017. (Photo by Jeff Gritchen, Orange County Register/SCNG)



The new route takes riders across a long, classic wood trestle and past five waterfalls. There are several scenes of animals, such as with deer and moose, and one of a beaver gnawing on the wood at the base of the trestle.

A Disneyland steam locomotive makes its way over a new bridge at a future entrance to the future Star Wars Land name Galaxy’s Edge in Anaheim, California, on Friday, July 28, 2017. (Photo by Jeff Gritchen, Orange County Register/SCNG)


 The Native American camp and the Shaman telling his tales of how flutes were made moved, and is easily visible from the train.

Disneyland railroad engine #1, C.K. Holliday, makes a left turn as it heads around the new Star Wars land named Galaxy’s Edge in Anaheim, California, on Friday, July 28, 2017. This is the first time the railroad has made a left turn. (Photo by Jeff Gritchen, Orange County Register/SCNG)


 “Our teams spent a lot of time studying the indigenous geology for each area – we wanted to make sure we rendered it the way it is in nature,” said Zsolt Hormay, creative executive at Walt Disney Imagineering who oversaw the rock work.

John Lasseter is at the controls of his own steam locomotive, the Marie E, as he drives over the new trestle bridge that separates Rivers of America from the new Star Wars land named Galaxy’s Edge in Anaheim, California, on Friday, July 28, 2017. (Photo by Jeff Gritchen, Orange County Register/SCNG)
 Ahora es jalado por una doble maquina

 Before building the new scenery, Disney imagineers created a detailed model, using it as a guide. The new portion of the train route was built deliberately high, said Kim Irvine, senior art director for Walt Disney Imagineering who oversaw the project.

Disneyland railroad engine #1, C.K. Holliday, carries characters over the new trestle bridge that separates Rivers of America from the new Star Wars land named Galaxy’s Edge in Anaheim, California, on Friday, July 28, 2017. (Photo by Jeff Gritchen, Orange County Register/SCNG)

 “One of the driving things for our design of the river and the railroad was not to be able to see into the new land, and for the new land not to see into the old land,” she said.


The Lilly Belle passenger car sits on the tracks at the Main Street Station of the Disneyland Railroad for people to walk up onto the platform for a peek inside the Victorian-style car. (Photo by Mark Eades, Orange County Register/SCNG)

 Another part of the train ride that circles the park includes the Grand Canyon Diorama, of course. During the closure, D

Two of the Disneyland Railroad’s engineers Norm (left) and Joseph. They stand next to engine #3, the Fred Gurley, of the Disneyland Railroad at the New Orleans Square/Frontierland Station. The engine is “cold” with no steam as the railroad is not operating while the park works on the construction of “Star Wars” Land. (Photo by Mark Eades, Orange County Register/SCNG)

isney installed new effects on the 306-foot-long painting, including eagles flying above the canyon, the sun shining on the ruins of a Native American cliffside dwelling, and projected-lightning technology in the storm scene.

Engine #2, the E.P Ripley, is on display at the Main Street Station. This steam-powered locomotive was the first one to operate at Disneyland and was reported to be Walt Disney’s favorite engine. Walt was a licensed steam engineer and was at the controls of the engine into the station the first day the park was open July 17, 1955. While the Disneyland Railroad is closed to regular operations for more than a year for the construction of “Star Wars” Land, park visitors can walk out onto the platform to see the engines up close. (Photo by Mark Eades, Orange County Register/SCNG)

 The dinosaurs in the Primeval World now have several projected effects, too, including pterodactyls flying around, and a dust storm. Along the Adventureland portion of the ride, a black cougar now stands on a rock near the tracks.

Group photo time inside a passenger car of the Disneyland Railroad for all these Dapper Day participants on Sunday. (Photo by Mark Eades, Orange County Register/SCNG)
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