Main Street, U.S.A.
Slow Rides, Dark, Loud
Getting Around, 1955 Original Ride
It's back! Ride the Disneyland Railroad to preview some of the magic at Disneyland Park and to take in breathtaking sites of the present and past: the Grand Canyon and Primeval World – Land of the Dinosaurs.
Embark on a relaxing 18-minute, just over a mile long, scenic tour aboard an authentic steam-powered train.
Discover New Breathtaking Views
Along the Banks of the Rivers of America, see landscapes inspired by 4 of America’s majestic rivers: the Mississippi, the Columbia, the Missouri and the Rio Grande. Each are carefully recreated, complete with indigenous rock formations, natural forests and wildlife and 5 picturesque waterfalls.
A Turn for the Best
The train will now traverse across several trestles elevated above the river and make a left-hand turn to continue around the park. This is the very first time the Disneyland Railroad is circling to the left around the park! It will be like you are experiencing the ride for the first time.
Behold Restored Sites
Included in the tour are Walt Disney’s legendary dioramas of the Grand Canyon and Primeval World. They’ve been carefully restored to their original splendor, with a bit of new magic added to both!
The train makes 4 convenient stops:
The Disneyland Railroad is also a handy way to get around quickly and easily. And because the trains are scheduled to arrive every 5 to 10 minutes at most times throughout the day, you’ll have just enough time to take in all the sights around each station!
Blast from the Past
There are 5 meticulously restored, working narrow-gauge trains you can ride. Each includes 4 sets of passenger cars and has been named after a careful selection of locomotive legends. The lone exception is the Ward Kimball, named after the Disney Animator who fostered Walt Disney’s passion for the railway.
A noted train enthusiast, Walt Disney built his very first railroad in his backyard. The Carolwood Pacific Railroad, a 1/8-scale train, debuted in 1950 and featured a custom-built, steam-powered locomotive that encircled his property.
Delighted with his miniature backyard railroad, Walt decided to share his love of trains with the rest of the world. The result was the Santa Fe & Disneyland Railroad, a favorite of Guests since the park opened in 1955.
Today, railroads exist at every Disney Park around the globe.
Disneyland Railroad typically stays open during fireworks performances but may close to accommodate the show under certain wind conditions. If closed, it usually reopens 20 to 30 minutes after the show has concluded.