10 Fun Facts About The Disneyland Railroad

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The Disneyland Railroad is one of the best rides ever built in any Disney Park in the world, and a personal favorite attraction of Walt Disney himself. This ride is so much more than just a transportation method.

In honor of this classic part of the original Disneyland, we are sharing 10 fun facts and secrets about the Disneyland Railroad.

1. Classic Trains

Disneyland Railroad Train in New Orleans Square Station

Several of the train locomotives used on the Disneyland Railroad actually predate the park, some by over half a century.

2. Passing Through

Splash Mountain Finale From the Disneyland Railroad

You pass through many attraction buildings during a ride on the Disneyland Railroad, including The Haunted Mansion, Splash Mountain, and It's a Small World.

3. Inspiration

Disneyland Railroad Enters Tunnel in Frontierland

This ride was inspired by Walt Disney's own love of railroads big and small. This concept has been brought to Disney Parks around the world.

4. World's Fair

Primeval World Diorama Disneyland Railroad

The Primeval World diorama features dinosaur animatronics that were reused after being originally created for the Ford's Magic Skyway attraction at the 1964 World's Fair in New York.

5. Left Turn

This attraction got its first-ever left-hand turn after a refurbishment to add room for Star Wars Galaxy's Edge to the park.

6. Multiple Stops

New Orleans Square Disneyland Railroad Station

This attraction has four stops throughout the park, including on Main Street USA, New Orleans Square, Mickey's Toontown, and Tomorrowland.

7. Names

Ernest S March Disneyland Railroad Locomotive New Orleans Square

The various locomotives of this attraction each have their own unique name, in tribute to significant figures in the history of trains or Disney.

8. Seating

Disneyland Railroad Forward Seating Car New Orleans Square Station

The Disneyland Railroad features a combination of different types of seating cars, with some facing inward towards the park designed to help better view the park's attractions and others being more traditional front-facing seating.

9. Berm

Panther Figure Adventureland Disneyland Railroad

The Disneyland Railroad is located on the berm of the park, which provides a border between Disneyland and the outside world.

10. Railroad Elements

Agriculture Billboard Tomorrowland Disneyland Railroad

All railroad elements found throughout the attractions are scaled down to the size of the locomotives to ensure the ride all ties together correctly.

Grand Canyon Diorama Goats Disneyland Railroad