A Look At The Disneyland Lilly Belle Rail Car

A Ride Aboard the Disneyland Railroad Lilly Bell Rail Car

T400 Miles to Disneyland Blog Logohis article was written by PT of 400 Miles to Disneyland and was originally posted on Febraury 4th 2013.

 I have yet to have the pleasure to go to Disneyland and experience the kingdom that Walt built.  But when I do I know I will patiently wait for a chance to ride the Lilly Belle.  So please enjoy as PT takes us with here on her wonderful experience.

Unfortuneatly since the running of this article they closed the Lilly Belle to the general public.  So it is even a better treat to be able to see what it was like abaord.


I recently was privileged with taking a ride on the Lilly Belle — the Presidential Parlor Car of the Disneyland Railroad.

Inside the Disneyland Railroad Lilly Belle courtesy of 400 Miles to Disneyland

The Lilly Belle is named after Walt Disney’s wife, Lillian and hosts dignitaries, celebrities and other VIPs.  It’s pulled by the C.K. Holiday train and does not operate everyday.  I was very lucky to hop aboard as I happened to sit in the train car right in front of it and asked the Cast Member how I could get a ticket.




I was told that it was not in operation because the Main Street Station was undergoing remodeling.  The Cast Member then asked what station I was going to.  I told him Tomorrowland which was the very next station.  He then told me to quickly hop inside the Lilly Belle for a quick ride. I was stoked!

Inside the Disneyland Railroad Lilly Belle courtesy of 400 Miles to Disneyland

There are some really special touches inside.  For example, the carpeting is the same carpet used in Walt’s apartment on Main Street and includes a Hidden Mickey!

Inside the Disneyland Railroad Lilly Belle courtesy of 400 Miles to Disneyland



There are a set of three books, replicas of the stories Walt would read his daughters.

Inside the Disneyland Railroad Lilly Belle courtesy of 400 Miles to Disneyland

This is a robe that was a gift to Lillian Disney (I already forgot who gave it to her).

Inside the Disneyland Railroad Lilly Belle courtesy of 400 Miles to Disneyland

Before we arrived at Tomorrowland, I got to sign the guest book.  All Lilly Belle guests are to sign the book and once the book is filled, it gets sent to the Cast Member office.

Inside the Disneyland Railroad Lilly Belle courtesy of 400 Miles to Disneyland



This was a special privilege that I will remember forever.  One day I hope to enjoy a full ride around the park and get an official Lilly Belle ticket.  

If you’d like to ride the Lilly Belle, head over to the Main Street Station and ask a Cast Member for a ticket.  It’s not guaranteed, but you might get lucky!  I have asked twice in the past and this was the first time I got in, so don’t give up!

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