Train & Carousel

Start your visit with a wild ride.

Train – $3.00 per adult, $2.00 for children ages 2 to 12, free for kids 2 and under

Carousel – $2.00 per child, free for adult with child

Save with our Ride Pass here


Ride the Miniature Train

Take a scenic ride on the world’s first miniature streamline train, built in 1951 as a 1/5-scale replica of the famous Florida East Coast Champion. On a mile-long ride, Champ the Train explores the woods surrounding the Central Florida Zoo, as well as wetlands and a 110-foot tunnel! Be on the lookout for life-size animal figures on your ride for a peek at what you’ll see beyond the Zoo gates.

Please note the train is not operational when it is raining or the tracks are wet.

Take a Spin on the Animal Carousel

Whether you’re arriving at the Zoo or about to head home after a day of fun, be sure to stop by our Animal Carousel, located just outside our main gate. With alligators, giraffes, ponies and more, your little ones can choose their favorite Zoo animal to ride. And with plenty of great photo opportunities for moms, dads and teachers to make the most of, this will be a memory you’ll cherish.

Other Attractions

Rhinoceros Encounters

Giraffe Feeding

Bungee Bounce and WOW Balls

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  • Culture Builds Florida
  • Florida Association of Zoos and Aquariums