New Orleans Square Train Station
When researching the origin and design of the New Orleans Train Station, I learned a few interesting facts:
– The existing queue structure is not original. If you look across the tracks you’ll notice the a small train station that was used since the park’s opening as a depot/queue structure. In 1962, during the design of New Orleans Square, the train tracks were pushed out to the west and the depot building was moved across the tracks to its current location.
– “…its name was not changed (from Frontierland Train Station) to New Orleans Square Station until September 1996.”
– The design came from a prop created for the film So Dear to My Heart, that was given to Ward Kimball by Walt Disney for his backyard railroad.