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Wildlife Express Train

Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park


Guests Can Be

Any Height

Age Interest

All Ages

Thrill Level

Slow Rides

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  • May Remain in Wheelchair/ECV
  • Handheld Captioning
  • Assistive Listening


  • 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.

Cross the African savanna on a rustic locomotive for a behind-the-scenes look at the park’s animals.

Wildlife Express Train and the experiences at Rafiki’s Planet Watch are currently unavailable to Guests. In the meantime, our world-class animal care continues behind-the-scenes. Please check back for updates.
A train station with trunks and crates makes the entrance queue to the Wildlife Express Train

All About Animals

Board the Wildlife Express Train for a peaceful 7-minute, 1.2-mile journey to Rafiki’s Planet Watch, an area dedicated to the preservation and conservation of animals.

Get a close-up look at the inner workings of Disney's Animal Kingdom park and enjoy fascinating educational activities for all ages. Travel past animal housing and veterinary facilities for our resident rhinos, elephants and more.

After your visit to Rafiki’s Planet Watch, board the Wildlife Express Train for your ride back to Harambe, Africa.

A girl hugs a goat at Affection Section petting zoo

Rafiki’s Planet Watch

Accessible by the Wildlife Express Train, Rafiki's Planet Watch is home to delightful exhibits for animal aficionados.

Explore Affection Section, a petting zoo, Habitat Habit!, an outdoor discovery trail with cotton-top tamarin monkeys and Conservation Station, an animal care facility.

An African elephant grabs another's trunk

African Elephants

Behold the awesome elephant—the largest creature who walks the Earth.

Black rhinoceros walking in dry terrain


Learn about these primeval, 1-ton, heavy-horned mammals—covered in skin as tough as armor.


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