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

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

Gatorland Train


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

14501 S. Orange Blossom Trail, Orlando

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

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