The Disney Parks blog ran a brief story yesterday about an “exciting photo to share” with their readers. Shown was a photo of the first new train test (a static shot in the station) on the brand-new track that was just installed at the attraction. They also mentioned that it will re-open this Winter 2014. This new date calculates out to be February, a full four month slip from the original target of October 2013.

What would cause this large of a slip? Ride Testing. For whatever undisclosed reason, the vehicle ride tests must have gone badly enough to require a re-design.

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    Mark Eades I know why it happened, but I tell you I would have to tie you to the tracks. Though I do admit a Manhattan at the Hearthstone might loosen my tongue…
    Like · Reply · 15 hours ago

    Juliette Wallen We were there one night when the train went off the track. So glad to see the park is being extra careful and not rushing the remodel.
    Like · Reply · 1 · 17 hours ago

    My Disney Experiences Glad it’s for safety reasons, but I’m a little disappointed it will be closed while we are there.
    Like · Reply · 2 hours ago

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