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Saturday Night at Rainbow Ridge BBQ

August 12 6-9pm
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Saturday Night at Rainbow Ridge BBQ

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Howdy! All cowboys and cowgirls, trappers miners and explorers are cordially invited to a summer barbecue filled with food, fun, and a few surprises. It’s Saturday Night at Rainbow Ridge!

The Carolwood Foundation invites you to join us for our summer barbecue. Saturday, August 12 is the date, XXX is the time. We will be celebrating a beloved Disneyland attraction, the Mine Train Through Nature’s Wonderland. If you wish you may dress appropriately for a western evening under the stars at Walt’s barn in Griffith Park.

In addition to you and your friends, we will be joined by a number of guests who will be familiar to fans of Disney magic. Our special guest will be Disney Legend Tony Baxter, who will share his memories of the Mine Train through the years. And check back here and through our social media for more details as they become available.

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The Carolwood Foundation

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The Carolwood Foundation's mission is to preserve Walt Disney's railroad legacy. We accomplish this through: sharing our volunteers' and supporters' love of railroading; teaching our children to understand the role that railroads served in building America, and encouraging the continual appreciation of railroading.

Carolwood hosts several social events each year which have resulted in the creation of lifelong friendships among our members, and wonderful memories for all. We also operate Walt Disney's Carolwood Barn, located in Griffith Park, Los Angeles, on behalf of the Walt Disney Family Foundation.


Walt's Barn

Today, Walt's Barn is a living showcase of Walt's passion for railroading. Operated by the non-profit Carolwood Foundation, Walt's Barn is filled with trains of all scales. Many of Walt's personal items and tools are displayed including work benches he built himself. Our guests also enjoy seeing the depot from animator Ollie Johnston's miniature railroad and our newest addition: an original "combine" coach from the Santa Fe & Disneyland Railroad!

Every third Sunday of the month, our members serve as volunteer hosts to the public at Walt's Barn. We invite you to visit Walt Disney's Carolwood Barn to learn more about Walt Disney and his railroad legacy. We look forward to seeing you there.


Ollie Johnston's Station

The Foundation saved Ollie's Station from the Johnston property before it went up for sale in 2007. The Station has been restored and is on display next to Walt's Barn in Griffith Park.


Retlaw1 Combine

"Combine" is a railroad term for a coach that carries both passengers and freight. One such car was used on the Missouri Pacific train upon which Walt Disney worked as a 14-year-old news butch. The combine from the Disneyland Retlaw1 consist was purchased by the Carolwood Foundation in 2012. We have now completed the restoration but still need to construct a permanent shelter to home for the combine next to Walt's Barn.