Wildlife Express Train - Conservation Station
Rafiki's Planet Watch® Land
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Wildlife Express Train - Conservation Station Details
TypePoi | Ride
The Wildlife Express Train is the only way to get to Rafiki’s Planet Watch. Conversely, it’s the only way to return to the main part of the park from Rafiki’s Planet Watch. Guests will get a behind-the-scenes look at several of the animal housing and care areas as well as the savanna where rhinos, elephants and other animals spend the night.
Board the train at the Harambe, Africa train station for a 7-minute ride to Rafiki’s Planet Watch. When you’re ready to leave Rafiki’s Planet Watch, get back on the train for a 5-minute trip back to the Harambe, Africa train station. The round-trip journey is 1.2 miles. The Wildlife Express Train runs non-stop beginning 30 minutes after park opening until an hour or two before park closing There are two rows of seats in each train car; both rows face forward. Guests may remain in their wheelchair, motorized scooter or ECV to board the train.
Source: Undercover Tourist
Frog Family Tips and Fun Facts about Wildlife Express Train - Conservation Station
Frog Family Tips
- Take the train to Rafiki’s Planet Watch early in the morning if the kids want uninterrupted time with the animals in Affection Section. The line for the train will be short and Rafiki’s Planet Watch won’t be all that crowded.
- Don't fret about waiting too long; the line can get pretty long midday after guests have experienced popular nearby attractions Kilimanjaro Safaris and Pangani Forest Exploration Trail, but each train holds 250 people, so guests typically don’t have to wait for more than one train.
- Ride the Wildlife Express Train if your little ones have their hearts set on petting the animals at Affection Section; it's the only way to get to Rafiki's Planet Watch. So sit back and enjoy the ride!
- The three engines and two sets of cars belonging to the Wildlife Express line were built in 1997 in Alchester, England, and only a few miles from William Shakespeare's cottage in Stratford-on-Avon by the model-railroad firm of Severn Lamb, Ltd.
- Because of Walt Disney's love of trains since childhood, there are now railroads in every Disney Resort around the world!
- Similar to the Walt Disney World Railroad in Magic Kingdom® Park, the Wildlife Express Train gives you a behind-the-scenes view of Disney's Animal Kingdom® Theme Park.
Source: Undercover Tourist