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Fantasyland Express

  • The original Fantasyland Express.
    The original Fantasyland Express. Seen here travelling out of the second tunnel, and over what is known today as the Galaxy Kids play area.
  • Fantasy World play park, which would eventually evolve into Galaxy Kids.
    Fantasy World play park, which would eventually evolve into Galaxy Kids. Note the trees and plants which used to decorate Fantasyland. Also visible, the obstructed view of the queue and sign for Swing of the Century.
  • A promotional image for Fantasyland, showing the Fantasyland Express travelling over Fantasy World play area.
    A promotional image for Fantasyland, showing the Fantasyland Express travelling over Fantasy World play area. Note the domino maze, balloon ride, moon walker, and mountain themed back wall (which has been now painted purple).
  • A view of the Fantasyland Express, travelling over the peddle boats ride which no longer exists.
    A view of the Fantasyland Express, travelling over the peddle boats ride which no longer exists. Today, this track remains in place, but below is the Galaxy Raceway.

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The Fantasyland Express was a amusement train ride operating in West Edmonton Mall's Fantasyland.

The ride's current presentation as the Galaxyland Express is one of the few remaining original rides in the park. The train changed its name for when, in 1995, the park was re-themed into its current space theme.

The ride consisted of a single station, themed in old time style. The train had three cars, and shuttled passengers around Fantasyland

The path has remained the same throughout the years, though the theming has changed. Other than the train and the station, the biggest difference is that the contents of the tunnels have been updated. The tunnels were originally a scary haunted theme, with several animatronic monsters popping out from behind objects. Very young children would often find these too frightening, and the update to the space theme seems much more fitting for families.


Fantasyland Express

Currently Active: No
Opening Year: 1985
Year Closed: 1994

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