Disneyland Railroad (Paris)

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This article is about the railroad at Disneyland Paris. For the railroad at Disneyland, see Disneyland Railroad.
Disneyland Railroad (Paris)
Euro Disneyland Railroad poster.jpg
Attraction poster
Disneyland Park (Paris)
Area Main Street, USA, Frontierland, Fantasyland, Discoveryland
Status Operating
Opening date April 12, 1992
General statistics
Attraction type Railroad
Designer Walt Disney Imagineering
Speed 10 mph (16 km/h)
Vehicle type Train cars
Vehicles 5 per train
Riders per vehicle 54 passengers per vehicle
Rows 6 rows per vehicle
Riders per row 9 riders
Duration 25-30 minutes
Propulsion method 3 ft (914 mm) narrow gauge steam train
Locomotive names W.F. Cody
C.K. Holliday
G. Washington
Eureka
Track gauge 3 ft (914 mm)
Signaling system ABS
Previous name Euro Disneyland Railroad
(1992-1994)
Handicapped/disabled access Wheelchair accessible

The Disneyland Railroad (DLRR), originally the Euro Disneyland Railroad (EDRR), is a 3 ft (914 mm) narrow gauge railroad at Disneyland Park at the Disneyland Paris Resort in Marne-la-Vallée, France that was inaugurated on the park's opening day, April 12, 1992. Riders use it as transportation to other areas of the park or simply for the experience of the "Grand Circle Tour".

Journey[edit]

Main Street Station is seen upon entering Disneyland Park, in Main Street, U.S.A.. From there, guests can start their journey around the park, with a recorded narration commenting on visited landscapes.

Trains first cross a diorama recreation of the Grand Canyon, complete with wild animals and storm effects. As they arrive in Frontierland, travelling behind the Rivers of the Far West, they first stop in Frontierland Depot.

Then trains travel through Adventureland, allowing guests to discover the Temple of Peril and witnessing the inside of the ride Pirates of the Caribbean.

At Fantasyland Station, located in the British part of Fantasyland (which also includes Peter Pan's Flight and Alice's Curious Labyrinth), guests are given a whole view on the land, and then trains even venture through the facade of It's a Small World.

Finally, in Discoveryland, trains stop above Star Tours and Captain EO, in Discoveryland Station. The journey comes to an end while returning to Main Street.

Trains[edit]

There are four themed trains pulled by Severn Lamb Jupiter-model locomotives:

  • G. Washington: Its colors are blue, white and red (representing both France and the USA). Its cars' names are references to places where Washington achieved famous events: Mt. Vernon, Boston, Philadelphia, Yorktown and Valley Forge.
  • C.K. Holliday: Its name is a reference to the man who built Santa Fe railway. Since this train is a vacation train from the 19th century, its cars are named after vacation places: Coney Island, Atlantic City, Chesapeake, Long Island and Niagara Falls. The Anaheim version of the railroad has a locomotive also called "C.K. Holliday", but it is No. 1.
  • W.F. Cody: "Cody" is Buffalo Bill's real name. The cars are named after Western cities: Silverton, Durango, Denver, Wichita and Cheyenne.
  • Eureka: This is the word Californian miners supposedly yelled (meaning, "I've found it") when they discovered gold in 1849. Therefore, the cars are named after Californian cities: San Francisco, Los Angeles, Monterey, San Diego and Sacramento.
Frontierland Depot

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The George Washington Train in Main Street Station
Disneyland Railroad (Paris)
Discoveryland
Backstage access
Storybook Land
Fantasyland
Pirates of the Caribbean
Maintenance Depot
Frontierland Depot
Backstage access
Grand Canyon Diorama
Main Street, U.S.A.

Coordinates: 48°52′15″N 2°46′45″E / 48.87083°N 2.77917°E / 48.87083; 2.77917