Red Car Trolley

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Red Car Trolley
Red Car Trolley - side on - California Adventure.jpg
Disney California Adventure
Area Hollywood Pictures Backlot
Status Operating
Opening date June 15, 2012 (2012-06-15)
General statistics
Attraction type Trolley
Manufacturer Brookville Equipment Corporation
Designer Walt Disney Imagineering
Theme Pacific Electric Railway
Vehicles 2
Riders per vehicle 21
Handicapped/disabled access Wheelchair accessible

The Red Car Trolley is a 1,000 mm (3 ft 3 38 in) metre gauge tramway and transportation attraction at Disney California Adventure at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California.[1] Construction began on January 4, 2010 and the attraction opened on June 15, 2012 as part of the re-dedication of the park.[2][3] The attraction features replicas of the Pacific Electric Railway's "Red Cars" that once traversed much of Southern California, and provides transportation between the park's main entry at Buena Vista Street and Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT! in Hollywood Land.[4] Built by Brookville Equipment of Brookville, Pennsylvania,[5][better source needed] these cars are replicas of the Pacific Electric "Hollywood" class cars,[citation needed] built by St. Louis Car in the 1920s.[citation needed] Brookville is a builder of diesel switcher locomotives and a rebuilder of classic trolley cars.[6][not in citation given][unreliable source] Unlike the original Pacific Electric trolley cars, which drew their power from an overhead wire, the "Red Car Trolley" cars are battery operated with nonoperative overhead wires presented for show.[7] The cars operate completely cordless through onboard batteries using inductive charging. The batteries are periodically charged through non-contact charging using induction coils in the ground where the cars rest at Sunset Boulevard stop.[8][9]


The Red Car Trolley line has four stops throughout Buena Vista Street and Hollywood Land.

  • Buena Vista Street at Buena Vista Entry Plaza
  • Carthay Circle at the Carthay Circle Theater
  • Hollywood Boulevard at Animation Academy (Hollywood Tower Hotel-bound only)
  • Sunset Boulevard at Hollywood Tower Hotel


Red Car Trolley
Car barn
(not open to public)
Sunset Boulevard
Hollywood Boulevard
Carthay Circle
Buena Vista Street
Bus transfer
(via short walk outside park)

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