All aboard! Old favorites returning to action at Disneyland

ANAHEIM, Calif. (KGTV) - All aboard - again. Train whistles and steam will be present at Disneyland's entrance once again.

Disneyland will welcome back The Disneyland Railroad Saturday, now taking guests along the Rivers of America section of the park. Frontierland's new "Columbia Gorge" section highlights a new landscape of rockwork and waterfalls inspired by the Mississippi, Columbia, Missouri, and Rio Grande rivers.

The route travels throughout the park, with stops at Mickey's Toontown, Tomorrowland, Main Street, U.S.A., and New Orleans Square.

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Disneyland's Mark Twain Riverboat, Sailing Ship Columbia, and Davy Crockett Explorer canoes will also return to operation.

The attractions have been closed for more than a year while the park works on its 14-acre Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge expansion, set to open in 2019.

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Kim Irvine, the art director for Rivers of America, said the new design will place guest in the heart of the wilderness.

"It’s hard to believe that right here, smack dab in the middle of bustling freeways and high-rises, you can enjoy a relaxing ride on an open-air train car and sail on a ship or canoe down a rolling river, surrounded by towering pine and oak trees with sightings of deer, elk, moose and beautiful waterfalls," Irvine said.

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The attractions' returns come on the return of another fan-favorite of the park: the nighttime "Fantasmic!" show. The show returned on July 17, featuring new scenes from "Aladdin," "Tangled," and "Pirates of the Caribbean" in its display of pyrotechnics and lights.

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