All Aboard

Calling all parents and their mini-conductor-wannabes. If your kids go loco for locomotives, check out these chug-a-lug kids rides throughout Central Florida.

Written by Jen Burg

Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Garden

Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Garden

Before you visit the animals at the Zoo, take a ride on Champ the Train.
Track Length:  1 mile
Capacity:  36 passengers
Ride Duration:  10 minutes
Ticket Price:  $3 for adults, $2 for kids

Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens
3755 NW Highway 17-92, Sanford
407-323-4450 www.centralfloridazoo.org

Downtown Disney Train Ride

Downtown Disney

What makes shopping for Mickey ears even more fun? A train, of course! You’ll hear this mini-motive’s train whistle beckoning for lil’ engineers galore!
Track Length:  About 50 feet
Capacity:  22 kids
Ride Duration:  2 minutes
Ticket Price:  $2 for kids

Downtown Disney Marketplace
1780 E. Buena Vista Drive, Lake Buena Vista
407-828-3800 www.disney.com

Gatorland Train

Gatorland

Hop on board The Gatorland Express for a gatorific ride around “the alligator capital of the world.”
Track Length:  1/2 mile
Capacity:  70 passengers
Ride Duration:  15 minutes
Ticket Price:  $2 per person

Gatorland
14501 S. Orange Blossom Trail, Orlando
407-855-5496 www.gatorland.com

Green Meadows Farm Train

Green Meadows Farm

She can pet the chickens, goats and the train. After getting to know the local critters, take a trip on this locomotive chugging around the farm.
Track Length:  About 1 mile
Capacity:  70 passengers
Ride Duration:  8 minutes
Ticket Price:  Included with admission to Green Meadows

Green Meadows Farm
1368 S. Poinciana Blvd., Kissimmee
407-846-407-846-0770  www.greenmeadowsfarm.com

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