Wildlife Express Train, Orlando

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#145 of 156 in Fun & Games in Orlando
The Wildlife Express Train is a 3 ft (914 mm) narrow gauge rail transport attraction at Disney's Animal Kingdom in Walt Disney World. Its route is 1.2 miles (1.9 km) long and takes guests from Harambe Station in the Africa section to Conservation Station in the Rafiki's Planet Watch section. During the ride, portions of the Animal Kingdom backlot can be seen, including animal holding buildings for rhinos and elephants, among other animals, as well as the roundhouse where the trains are stored. It takes about twelve minutes for each train to complete a round trip on the line: seven minutes from Harambe Station to Conservation Station, and five minutes from Conservation Station to Harambe Station. The railway is built to a 3 ft (914 mm) narrow gauge, which is smaller than the 1,000 mm (3 ft 3 3⁄8 in) metre gauge currently used on East African railways. The full journey is a 1.2-mile (1.9 km) round trip.

The railway is part of the fictitious Eastern Star Railway, running from Lusaka to Nairobi and Kisangani. Despite the dated and weathered appearance of the trains, they are actually brand-new models built by Severn Lamb in Alcester, England.
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  • This train ride departs from Africa and slowly winds its way back to Conservation Station. The train is unique in that the seats face viewing out the side of the train, rather than forward. The...  more »
  • Would have been nice but the lady said it’s close till spring. We’re looking forward to riding the train but it’s close on the other hand everything else is good.  more »

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