Disney's Animal Kingdom® Theme Park
Preschoolers, Kids, All Ages
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.
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.