Wildlife Express Train

Part of the Eastern Star Railway, these steam engines are the only way for Animal Kingdom visitors to make their way out to Rafiki's Planet Watch. As a bonus the ride out there gives some quick views of offstage areas including holding pens for various animals.

General Information - Hide Section
  • Location: To take the take out to Rafiki's Planet Watch find the depot in Africa, to the right of Kilimanjaro Safaris but before the Pangani Forest Exploration Trail.
  • Date Opened: April 22, 1998
  • # of Ride Units: 2 five-car trains (there are three engines so that one can be out of service).
  • Ride Capacity: 250 people per train.
  • Restraint Method: None.
  • Ticket Rating: B Ticket
  • Ride Photo: No
Time Commitment Information - Hide Section
  • Open/Close: Opens and closes with Rafiki's Planet Watch
  • Wait Times: Trains leave every 7 minutes or so and it would be uncommon to wait for more than one train.
  • Length of Ride: 5 minutes each way
  • FastPass: No
  • Single Rider: No
  • Queue Description: A themed train depot.
Access Information - Hide Section
  • Health Restriction: None.
  • Ride Access: Enter through the standard queue, once on the boarding platform a cast member will provide instructions.
  • Wheelchair Transfer: Not required.
  • Service Animals: Yes.
  • Audio:
  • Weight and Size Issues: None.
Parenting Information - Hide Section
  • Height Restriction: None.
  • Child Swap: No.
  • Other Issues: Children must remain seated in their own place and not on laps.

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