There is a special train car that is part of the Disneyland Railroad that you may not know about. The car is named “Lilly Belle,” after Walt Disney’s wife Lilly. At one time it was used to carry special VIPs and dignitaries who visited the Park, but these days it can be ridden by anyone. All you have to do is ask.
I have wanted to ride it ever since I learned it existed, and last weekend I finally asked. It’s simple – go to the Main Street Railroad Station and ask one of the conductors if there is room to ride it that day. It’s not always running – they don’t bring it out when it’s raining – but most days it is possible. The earlier you ask in the day, the better chance you have to get on it.
A Cast Member will lead the group on to the car, and you ride it once around the whole park, ending back at the Main Street Station. The CM will share interesting stories and facts about the Lilly Belle and the Park itself.
If you decide to ride, be sure to ask for the special train ticket, and to sign the guest book inside. I’m looking forward to doing this again!