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.