UGLW - Unofficial Guide to Legoland Windsor

Unofficial Guide to Legoland Windsor

 

UGLW: Unofficial Guide to Legoland Windsor
Everything you need to know - and more - about your visit to Lego Land, one of the UK's top tourist attractions

UNOFFICIAL GUIDE TO LEGOLAND WINDSOR

Hill Train

You could argue the Legoland Windsor Hill Train is more of a mode of transport than a ride. It's not one of the more interesting or exciting attractions, but nevertheless children do enjoy it.

Hill Train funicular railway at Legoland Windsor
Hill Train funicular railway at Legoland Windsor

Taking you from The Beginning down to the heart of the park, the Hill Train is popular at the beginning and end of each day.

Here's some in-ride video of the Hill Train, going down the hill:

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The three colourful carriages are open on one side and have roofs. The system is a funicular railway and is propelled by a pulley system - there are 2 trains connected by a metal cable and both leave the stations at the same time. The track overlaps for much of the route (look for the 4 rails in the videos) but half way up the hill the up and down tracks move apart to allow the trains to pass each other.

The gradient is quite steep, going up on the return journey to The Beginning, which explains the Hill Train's popularity at the end of the day when weary legs run out of "steam". Thanks to reader Dave who reminded us that the Hill Train continues on well past the closing time of the rest of the rides in order get weary visitors back up the hill towards the exit.

Some video of the Hill train leaving the top station heading towards the centre of the theme park:

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There is plenty of room for buggies and wheelchairs on board, in the central yellow carriage. There is one attendant at each station but they do not travel on board. The journey takes about 2 minutes.

The Hill Train was part of Windsor Safari Park, which was the previous user of this bit of leafy Windsor and closed in 1992. It is the only feature which was kept.

Location: The Beginning (top station) and Land of The Vikings (bottom station - the centre of the park).

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21 September 2014
Autumn! Watch out for days when Legoland is not open - some Tuesdays and Wednesdays. See our opening times page for details.

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