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Irvine Park Railroad Orange

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Irvine Park Railroad
Irvine Regional Park
1 Irvine Park Road
Orange
CA
92869
Tel: 714 997-3968

Where are we going today?

Choo Choo! What's that? Grab those Conductor hats because the Irvine Park Railroad is about to take you on an adventure through Irvine Park, and with 477 acres, there is a LOT to explore!

irvine Park Railroad is a fun one-third scale train that can take the whole family on a 12 minute experience through the park. The train is narrated by the engineer, so you can learn all about the fun facts of the park as you enjoy your journey. Don't forget to ask lots of questions!

A great way to explore the park!

Don't forget to keep an eye out for the seasonal events that occur throughout the year. They  have Pumpkin Patch specials, as well as the fun Christmas Train, Anniversary Celebration, and what train trip wouldn't be complete without the Easter Eggstravaganza? Easterrific!

Did you know that if you're celebrating that special day, you can rent out private or semi-private areas for the birthday party? Pretty cool to celebrate that birthday in style!

Irvine Park is a great place to take the kids to visit the Railroad, because there are so many other attractions within the park like the Orange County Zoo and bike rentals, so you can really make a full day of it.

Get ready to choo choo choose the Irvine Park Railroad as your next adventure - it's waiting for you! 

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How much does it cost?

  • Adults$5 per person
  • Children$5 per person
LAST UPDATED 2016

When can we go?

10am - 4pm daily. 5pm close weekends/holidays from April to Oct

Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day.

Teachers corner

They offer a California History Education Program for 4th grade students that meets the curriculum requirements for 4th grade history/social science standards. Not bad for a day out of the classroom! They also offer Pumpkin Patch school tours and field trips. .

I'm Hungry!

They have a full-service snack bar that serves both hot and cold food, as well as ice cream, snacks and other tasty treats! The park also has the Lakeside snack bar that serves similar foods. During our special events, they offer fun food for sale including pop corn, and cotton candy!.

Any Top Tips?

Combine your trip on the railroad with other fun things to do within the park - check out Family Days Out for more ideas!.

Need a little extra help?

Speak to staff about the accessibility of the train if you have any questions.

Can I get one of those?

Bring that pocket money because there is a gift shop that features train novelty items, games, t-shirts and more. The gift shop is located next to the train station..

What people are saying?

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    Recently attended the Irvine Park Railroad for the Pumpkin Patch - very well laid out with an incredible amount of options beyond a typical Pumpkin Patch. My daughters (3 1/2 and 18 months) loved the pony rides - very cool that they have two different options for different aged kids (ponies that walk and ponies that trot). The Pumpkin Patch had everything from pumpkins to face painting to hayrides. A ton of fun!

    Staff was incredibly helpful and friendly at all the vendors, and lines moved quickly due to the organized structure (almost all elements...Read More

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    I absolutely enjoy bringing my son here to satisfy his love for trains. The Irvine Park Railway is well maintained. The price for a ticket will cost you $3 a person. The conductor's are very knowledgeable about the rich history of the park which is shared with passengers throughout various parts of the train ride.

    I also had a birthday party once for my daughter here and the staff were very polite and very accommodating. They are very well organized and worth the time and money spent.

    A great attraction both on and off season. It is also a...Read More

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    i was very surpirised by the irvine park railway and knew that it was a very historical place. I also liked the service because it was very good. If you like railways you should definatly go there.

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    I ordered some chicken nuggets for $2.75. I got 3 little nuggets. What a rip off. The cola was watered down too. The hayride was a complete bore and very uncomfortable.

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by JR Curley

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Recently attended the Irvine Park Railroad for the Pumpkin Patch - very well laid out with an incredible amount of options beyond a typical Pumpkin Patch. My daughters (3 1/2 and 18 months) loved the pony rides - very cool that they have two different options for different aged kids (ponies that walk and ponies that trot). The Pumpkin Patch had everything from pumpkins to face painting to hayrides. A ton of fun!

Staff was incredibly helpful and friendly at all the vendors, and lines moved quickly due to the organized structure (almost all elements you can engage with are timed). The railroad is very fun, a good amount of time that takes you through the park. As part of the year road park, they also have paddle boat rides, the OC Zoo, and other great options. It's easy to make this a comfortable day trip if you're coming from far away.

One thing to note is that there is great shade at this location, unlike many other Pumpkin Patches that are set up in parking lots or other non-specific areas.

Pro tip - if you can, try to get the rumble seats on the train, they're awesome!

by Kris Sifuentes

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I absolutely enjoy bringing my son here to satisfy his love for trains. The Irvine Park Railway is well maintained. The price for a ticket will cost you $3 a person. The conductor's are very knowledgeable about the rich history of the park which is shared with passengers throughout various parts of the train ride.

I also had a birthday party once for my daughter here and the staff were very polite and very accommodating. They are very well organized and worth the time and money spent.

A great attraction both on and off season. It is also a great experience during the holidays. Prices are usually about the same and online coupons are often available. It doesn't get over crowded and intervals between train rides are as expected.

I definetly recommend it. A+

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