The Disneyland Railroad was one of the opening-day attractions at Disneyland park on July 17, 1955. Walt Disney held a lifelong passion for trains, one that was further inspired by the encouragement and collections of fellow railroad enthusiasts and Disney Legends Ward Kimball and Ollie Johnston.
More than 60 years later, the Disneyland Railroad continues to carry passengers on a grand circle tour around Walt’s original Magic Kingdom.
In the early morning, Disneyland Railroad technicians and conductors inspect every vehicle and length of track before a new day’s operation.
The beautiful north bank of the Rivers of America creates a rustic scene as guests travel across the elevated trestle.
A steam engine chugs through the jungles of Adventureland, a stretch of line that hasn’t changed much since Walt signed off on the design more than 60 years ago.
For train enthusiasts interested in an in-depth, behind-the-scenes look at the history of the Disneyland Railroad, “The Grand Circle Tour” offers a unique perspective, including the opportunity to board the lavish parlor car, the Lilly Belle.
On your next visit to the Disneyland Resort, be sure to sit back, relax and soak in the views of Disneyland park aboard the Disneyland Railroad!