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Wildlife Express Train

A train with flags reading 'Wildlife Express' at a station platform with signs saying 'Harambe'

Disney's Animal Kingdom® Theme Park

Africa

Guests Can Be

Any Height

Age Interest

Preschoolers, Kids, All Ages

Thrill Level

Slow Rides

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Accessibility

  • May Remain in Wheelchair/ECV

Advisories

  • Supervise children at all times. Children under age 7 years must be accompanied by a person age 14 years or older.

Guest Policies

  • Supervise children at all times.
    Children under age 7 years must be accompanied by a person age 14 years or older.

Ride the rails on this rustic locomotive that travels behind-the-scenes from Harambe, Africa to Rafiki’s Planet Watch.

A train station with trunks and crates makes the entrance queue to the Wildlife Express Train

All Aboard!

Cross the savannah for a backstage journey through Disney’s Animal Kingdom park.

Steam ahead aboard the Wildlife Express Train for a peaceful 7-minute, 1.2-mile journey from the heart of Africa to Rafiki’s Planet Watch, a park area dedicated to the preservation and conservation of animals. Here you can get an up-close look at the inner workings of Disney's Animal Kingdom park and take part in fun-filled, educational activities that help create awareness of animal issues.

Along the way, travel past several animal housing and veterinary facilities, where rhinos, elephants and other creatures that call the park home obtain the care they need.

After your visit to Rafiki’s Planet Watch, board the Wildlife Express Train once again for another scenic—although slightly different—5-minute trip back to Africa.

A train with flags reading 'Wildlife Express' at a station platform with a sign that says 'Harambe'

Walt Disney’s Trains

Possessing a love of trains, Walt Disney built his first railroad in his backyard. The Carolwood Pacific Railroad, a 1/8-scale train, launched in 1950 and included a custom-built, steam-powered locomotive that encircled his property.

Later, Walt decided to share his love of trains with the whole world. The result was the Santa Fe & Disneyland Railroad at Disneyland park, a favorite of Guests since 1955.

Today, railroads exist at every Disney Resort around the globe.

Hours

Monday, March 30, 2015

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  • For assistance with your Walt Disney World visit, please call (407) 939-5277.
  • 7:00 AM to 11:00 PM Eastern Time. Guests under 18 years of age must have parent or guardian permission to call.
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