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The Wildlife Express Train is a transport ride at Disney's Animal Kingdom that takes guests from Africa to Rafiki's Planet Watch and back. On the ride, guests get the chance to see some of Animal Kingdom's backstage facilities, including animal holding buildings for rhinos and elephants, among other animals.

It takes about 7 minutes to travel from the Harambe railway station in Africa to Rafiki's Planet Watch and an additional five to return. The full journey is 1.2 miles round-trip.

The railway is part of the fictional Eastern Star Railway, running from Lusaka to Nairobi and Kisangani.

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Trivia

  • Disney is unusually strict about people standing up while the train is moving. They monitor it closely and will stop the train if they see anyone standing.
  • The builder's plates of the locomotives, however, tell a different story, stating that the locomotives were built in 1926 by Beyer Peacock of Gorton Foundry in Manchester.
  • Their are 3 locomotives that operate and their numbers are 02594, 04982, and 00174 with the former being named, R. Baba Harpoor, in honor of Imagineer Bob Harpur.
  • The 3 Locomotives used to run a Actual Steam back then but as of today the railway uses diesel-hydraulic outline.


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