Disney Parks After Dark: A Trip Back In Time at Disney California Adventure Park

Climb aboard one of the two Red Car Trolleys near the main entrance of Disney California Adventure park to enjoy a leisurely ride that takes you as far as the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror. The Red Car Trolley also stops at Carthay Circle and on Hollywood Boulevard near the Disney Animation building.

The Red Car Trolley is powered by electricity and is based on the Pacific Electric Red Cars, which transported passengers around Los Angeles in the first part of the 20th century. While you are inside, take time to admire the retro-styled advertisements depicting Buena Vista Street merchandise and food locations.

Does anyone know what the numbers “717” on the front of the trolley pictured below honor?



  • Stands for the day the park opened 7/17/55 I was there that day it was my birthday hope to be there for the 60th anniversary to recreate the magic again.

  • 717 is for 7/17/1955, when Disneyland opened!

  • 717 honors the date Disneyland was dedicated, 7/17/55.

  • 717 is for July 17th the day Disneyland opened.

    • Yes! The number 717 on the Red Car Trolley honors the date on which Walt Disney dedicated Disneyland – July 17, 1955.

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