Description And Comments
Much like the vintage vehicles that travel up and down Main Street U.S.A. at Disneyland Park, these trolley cars add visual interest to California Adventure's entrance area, but not much entertainment value. Modeled after the Pacific Electric Railway that served the Los Angeles area in the 1920s and 1930s (as seen in Who Framed Roger Rabbit?), the trolleys boast authentic details like narrating conductors who share historical tidbits during your travels, retro-styled interior advertisements, and realistic overhead power lines -- un-electrified, as the new eco-friendly cars are actually battery-powered. More transportation than attraction, the Red Car Trolleys ferry guests on a one-way trip between Buena Vista Street near the park entrance and the Tower of Terror (on a one-way trip), making stops in Carthay Circle and Hollywood Land along the way.
It is usually faster to walk the route than to wait for the next Red Car Trolley, but if you wish to experience this nostalgic transportation, do so in the morning. Hop on at the station near the Tower of Terror exit; it should be less crowded than the station on Buena Vista Street near the park entrance.
This chart shows you roughly how long you'll wait for Red Car Trolley when you visit on a day with a given Disney California Adventure Crowd Level. The blue bars represent the average "peak" wait time (that is, how long the line will be at its busiest). The bottom and top black lines represent the range of peak wait times to expect (for you fellow nerds out there: it's the 5th percentile and 95th percentile of peak wait times). Please note that these are estimates, and for a better forecast for your travel dates, see Red Car Trolley Wait Times.