Walt Disney was a renowned miniature railway enthusiast, and even went as far as constructing one in the back garden of his California home. It’s no surprise then, that a railway was installed at the original Disneyland, or that a version of the Disneyland Railroad was installed at Disneyland Paris.
The train travels around the outer perimeter of the park, stopping at four stations (in Frontierland, Fantasyland, Discoveryland and Main Street USA) on its way. As well as passing a recreation of Disneyland’s Grand Canyon diorama following the Main Street USA section, it offers views across a number of other themed areas.
Guests can board or disembark the train at any of the four stations. When the train arrives, guests who wish to exit are allowed to do, and Cast Members attempt to fill any spaces left on the train with waiting guests. Trains arrive at approximately 10 to 15 minute intervals.
Each of the four trains that operate on the Disneyland Railroad are stream-powered, filling their tanks from the water tower close to the Frontierland station. They are known as the George Washington, the W.F. Cody, the C.K. Holliday and the Eureka.