Disneyland Railroad | Disneyland

Last Updated on: March 26th, 2024

The Disneyland Railroad is a historic narrow-gauge railroad that circles Disneyland Park in Anaheim, California. It was one of the original attractions when the park opened in 1955 and has been in operation ever since.

The railroad consists of four steam-powered trains, each named after a famous locomotive from American history: the C.K. Holliday, the E.P. Ripley, the Fred Gurley, and the Ward Kimball. The trains take guests on a scenic tour around the park, with stops at Main Street USA, New Orleans Square, Mickey’s Toontown, and Tomorrowland.

The Disneyland Railroad has become an iconic part of the park and is beloved by guests of all ages. It offers a unique way to see the park’s many attractions and serves as a reminder of the role that trains played in the development of America.

Fun Facts

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.

  • C.K. Holliday
  • E.P. Ripley
  • Ernest Marsh
  • Fred Gurley
  • Ward Kimball

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