Red Car Trolley

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Red Car Trolley
Red Car Trolley - side on - California Adventure.jpg
Side view of car 717 in 2012
Disney California Adventure
Area Buena Vista Street/Hollywood Land
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]


The line has two trolley cars,[5] built by Brookville Equipment, a manufacturer of diesel switcher locomotives and a rebuilder of classic trolley cars. The Red Car Trolley rolling stock are replicas of the Pacific Electric "Hollywood" class cars,[6] built by St. Louis Car in the 1920s.[not verified in body] Unlike the original Pacific Electric trolley cars, which drew their power from an overhead wire, the "Red Car Trolley" cars are battery-operated, with unpowered overhead wires (and faux trolley poles on the cars) presented for authentic show.[6] 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.[7][8] The two trolley cars are numbered 623 and 717.[5]


The Red Car Trolley line has four stops throughout Buena Vista Street and Hollywood Land.[6]


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)

See also


  1. ^ "Imagineer brings rail passion to Disney expansion". Orange County Register. June 14, 2012. Archived from the original on April 4, 2016. Retrieved February 16, 2017. 
  2. ^ MacDonald, Brady (June 13, 2012). "Review: Buena Vista Street lets visitors walk in Walt Disney's shoes". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved June 13, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Disney's California Adventure Project Tracker VIII". 
  4. ^ "Buena Vista Street and Newly Designed Front Entrance in 2012". June 9, 2010. Archived from the original on December 23, 2010. 
  5. ^ a b "The Red Car Trolleys of Buena Vista Street". Disneyland Resort News (Press release). Disney Parks. October 1, 2014. Retrieved June 3, 2018. 
  6. ^ a b c "Red Car Trolley". Retrieved 30 December 2017. 
  7. ^ "New Replica Streetcars". Brookville Equipment Corporation. 

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