The Wildlife Express Train takes you from Africa at Disney’s Animal Kingdom to Rafiki’s Planet Watch. The train takes you from Harambe to Rafiki’s Planet Watch. Along the way you get to see some of the backstage areas that include animal housing and veterinary facilities.
At the train stations in Harambe and Conservation Station, there is a waiting area for wheelchair users. Cast Members will point you in the right direction and open the gate for you. It takes the train between 5 to 7 minutes to go between stations so the wait, if any, usually isn’t too long. Once the train arrives, a Cast Member will give you boarding instructions.
The Wildlife Express train is different from the Walt Disney World Railroad at the Magic Kingdom. You face forward during the ride so boarding is actually pretty easy. There is wheelchair seating in several of the cars.
A Cast Member will open the door for you and you just wheel yourself in backwards. There is plenty of seating for your friends and family next to you.
Once you arrive at the station at Rafiki’s Planet Watch a Cast Member will open the door for you again and you just wheel yourself out onto the platform. There is a small gap between the train and the platform but it didn’t give me any problems.
The Wildlife Express Train is very wheelchair friendly and something everyone should check out at least once. The train ride was relaxing and it was cool seeing some of the backstage areas. We also really enjoyed hanging out at Rafiki’s Planet Watch and Conservation Station.
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