The Hill Train is not so much a ride or attraction as a method of getting down into the park in the morning, or up to the exit at the end of the day. It is the only attraction which was a part of Windsor Safari Park; it was kept by the LEGO Group, who wished it to be a part of their new development.
What is it?
- A funicular train running down the hill from the Beginning to LEGO City / Land of the Vikings
- Carried over from Windsor Safari Park, the previous owners of the land on which LEGOLAND Windsor is sited.
What does it do?
The Hill Train is a funicular railway - it consists of two trains that are joined together by a steel cable, forming a loop. This loop is stretched between a motor situated at the top station (next to the Sweet Stop), and a pulley situated at the bottom station (between LEGO City and Land of the Vikings). As one train descends the hill, the other is brought up. The motor only ever needs enough power to carry the difference in weight between the bottom train and the top train up the hill, as one train counterbalences the other.
- Guests under 1.3m tall must be accompanied by an adult
The Hill Train takes you from the entrance of LEGOLAND Windsor right to it's heart. Alternatively, at the end of the day (being the only ride who's queue remains open past the park's closing time) it is a fantastic way to avoid walking right back up to the top, which, being uphill, isn't easy. Be sure to check out the LEGO stained-glass windows in the top of each carriage!