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Zombie Train: Evacuation

Zombie Train will not be running for the 2016 season. Check back in 2017.


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West Sacramento Boarding

Our boarding location is a ½ mile North of the West Sacramento IKEA shopping center. We board at 400 North Harbor Blvd., sharing a parking lot with a water facility.


400 N. Harbor Blvd

West Sacramento, CA  95605

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Zombie Train: Evacuation FAQ

Is this experience family friendly? 

Yes, children are welcome to ride. The show is family friendly uses comedic dialogue, but there will be several scenes where creepy zombies come through the cars and some children may get scared. We trust your discretion as to whether your child is prepared for slightly spooky zombie encounters.



Is the show scary? 

We have some scary zombies and there are a few surprises, however our show is family friendly and not intended to be overly scary or spooky. Our focus is to provide you with a fun & unique show.



What happens on the ride? 

Zombie Train offers a fun 40-minute train ride with a colorful cast of characters as our Zombie Train crew, a theatrical show, spooky zombies, and special effects aboard a moving train.



What are the special effects? 

The special effects aboard the train will involve smoke and flashing lights. If you have any health concerns with these effects we ask that you inform our staff during the reservation process, we can seat you away from the effects with advance notice. Please add a note to your online booking, or call our office at 800.866.1690 to request special seating. 



Will there be hordes of zombies? 

No. Train safety regulations limit the number of zombies on our trips. While there will be zombies onboard the train at times, most will be seen safely off the train in set performance pieces. We have a great cast, who are a mix of character driven survivors and zombies, and we think you’ll have a bunch of fun with them!



What should I wear on the Zombie Train?

You will spend some time outside while going through check-in and waiting to board the Zombie Train, with evening trips in October, it can get cool outside. We like to recommend that you dress in comfortable layers appropriate for a zombie apocalypse survivor.



Can I be a zombie?

Yes! We’re always looking for brave volunteers with a zest for the undead. Email us at



General FAQ

Are the rides round-trip?

Yes! No matter where we board, your evening on the Sacramento RiverTrain will always end right back where it started.



Where are my tickets?

The Sacramento RiverTrain is a ticket-free operation. To board the train on your event date, all you’ll need to provide us is the last name of the person who purchased the reservations.



What happens if my date is cancelled?

Occasionally, due to circumstances beyond our control, we may be forced to cancel an event date. If this happens, we will contact you to make alternative arrangements. First, we’ll try to get you into the same experience on another trip date. If your schedule cannot accommodate another trip date, we will refund you your ticket purchase price.



Can I cancel or reschedule my trip?

Tickets and fees are nonrefundable.  You may call to reschedule or receive a voucher for your trip up to 72 hours prior to departure. The number for our ticketing office is: (800) 866-1690. 



Can I bring outside food or drinks onto the train?

No, in keeping with health and safety regulations, we cannot allow outside food or drink on the train. We do have soft drinks, water, and snacks available at our concession and many trips have the option of purchasing light meals or snack boxes ahead of time.



Is the Sacramento RiverTrain affiliated with the Railroad Museum?

The Sacramento RiverTrain is a family-owned and operated business that is not affiliated with the California State Railroad museum.  If you want to learn about trains and the history of California’s railroads, the California State Railroad Museum is the place to go. If you’re looking for a unique venue for a variety of memorable experiences, look no further than the Sacramento RiverTrain.



Does the Sacramento RiverTrain run any trips using steam-powered engines?

No. All of our trains are diesel-powered locomotives. If you want to see vintage trains in action, consider making a weekend trip to our sister railroad in Mendocino County, the Skunk Train.



Is the Sacramento RiverTrain dog-friendly?


We do allow up to five dogs on our Beer Train, Old Vine Express and RiverTrain Excursion.  Dogs are only allowed in the open air cars.   


Are there restrooms available on the Sacramento RiverTrain?

Yes. The Sacramento RiverTrain has several small, airplane or bus-style restrooms available for guest use.



Is smoking allowed on the Sacramento RiverTrain?

No. Federal regulations and regional fire codes prohibit smoking, even in the outdoor cars. 




Are discounts available for large groups?

Yes! Groups of 20 or more are eligible for discounted rates. Call our reservations office at 1 (800) 866-1690 to inquire about group events.



Can I host my child’s birthday party on the Sacramento RiverTrain?

Yes! Kid-friendly events are one of our specialties, and any of these can be a great way to spend your child’s birthday. Great Train Robberies, for example, are the most economical option for little Wild West enthusiasts. However, any trip can be a great celebration: from the Great Train Robbery to the Christmas Train, there is always something fun rolling down the tracks. Contact our group sales and special events manager to plan a great day, and secure special discounted pricing for parties of 20 or more — Call our reservations office at 1 (800) 866-1690 to inquire about group events.



Can I have a corporate event on the Sacramento RiverTrain?

Absolutely! Large company parties can schedule a special train trip to show employees appreciation, celebrate the holidays, or work on building up that team mentality. For smaller groups, consider reserving a private car for one of our already-scheduled trips. Call our reservations office at 1 (800) 866-1690 to inquire about group events.



Can I rent out the entire train?

Yes, private charters may be arranged, upon request, for any day of the week depending upon availability.



Is the Sacramento RiverTrain wheelchair accessible?

No, due to the historic nature of the train cars we are not wheelchair accessible. Please give us a call at 1.800.866.1690 to discuss further.



How many guests can the RiverTrain accommodate?

The train has a maximum capacity of 300 guests. The maximum capacity may vary based on the experience.



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