El Dorado Express train ride is hidden away in El Dorado Park in Long Beach. If you love to ride trains, El Dorado Express is defiantly worth making a trip to the park.
The train ride is quite long compared to your standard miniature train traveling a little over a mile through the park. On its route, the train passes through a tunnel and under a canopy of trees next to the park’s fishing lake.
El Dorado Park Train operates a 1946 vintage locomotive that was originally steam-powered. The train has been converted to an internal combustion engine for easier maintenance. Passenger cars are covered but are open-air so that you can enjoy the view of the park.
The train operated on a seasonal schedule. Trains run on weekends from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.
This fun little train is geared toward kids, but train fans of any age will get a kick out of riding on the El Dorado Express. The train operation is a family-run business and goes out of its way to ensure all guests have a fun trip on the train.
Along with train rides, El Dorado Express is also a great place to host a kid’s birthday party. A party package hosted on the train includes a reserved picnic and 25 tickets to ride the train.
Also included with birthday parties is a moon bounce for the entire day from 10:30 am to 4:00 pm. All of this is for only about $300.00, a reasonable price for a fun birthday party in the park.
Along with its fun train ride, El Dorado Park also offers two stocked fishing lakes, a nature center, an archery range, bicycle trails, and picnic areas. Regional Park is located at 7550 E. Spring St., Long Beach. Visit the train’s website for your current schedule.
Admission to El Dorado Frontier mini-theme park costs $15.00 and includes unlimited train and carousel rides.