Wizard Of Oz™ Train Ride - Frequently Asked Questions
Who needs a ticket?
Anyone 2 and older will need a ticket. Those under 2 are required to sit on a lap.
How are tickets sold?
Tickets may be purchased at the Railroad Depot in French Lick, via phone at 1-800-74-TRAIN (Monday - Friday 8:30am - 4:30pm), or online by clicking the "Book Tickets" link above.
Are seats assigned?
Tickets are assigned by railroad car. Seating within that car is open and groups wishing to sit together should arrive early to ensure they are at the head of the boarding line for their car. If you wish to be certain that your group will all be in the SAME CAR, please purchase all tickets for your group at the same time.
Where are my tickets?
Your tickets will be ready for pickup at the depot in French Lick at 1:00 PM the day of your train. Please arrive at least 1 hour before your departure to ensure time to pick up tickets and board the train.
Are there any refunds or exchanges?
There are no refunds or exchanges. Please ensure your availability and that of your ENTIRE GROUP prior to purchasing tickets.
I would like to bring a group. Are there group discounts?
Sorry, Due to the popularity of this event, there are no group discounts.
Do you keep a wait list for sold out trains?
Sorry, we do not keep a wait list.
Is the event handicapped accessible?
Yes. A wheelchair lift is available on-site. We encourage you to contact the railroad with any questions.
The following cars are the only cars accessible to wheelchairs:
Car D, Car E, Car F
Are there hotels in town?
There are variety of hotel choices in French Lick and the surrounding area.
French Lick Resort - 812-936-9300
Big Splash Adventure Water Park - 812-936-3866
Comfort Suites - 812-936-5300
Patoka 4 Seasons Cabins - 1-888-329-0467
Is there more to do in French Lick than just attend The Wizard of Oz™ Train Ride event?
YES! French Lick also features an indoor water park, indoor Karting track, bowling, movies, and top-notch accommodations. For the older visitors there is a casino and winery as well.
DAY OF EVENT INFORMATION
When should I arrive for my train?
Trains depart PROMPTLY at their scheduled departure time. Please arrive no less than 30 minutes to allow time picking up pre-ordered books or tickets from Will Call, visiting the restroom, activities area, and gift shop. Should you miss your train, there are no refunds or exchanges. The trains operate on EASTERN TIME.
How long is the train ride?
The entire show experience is between 2 - 2 1/2 hours per round trip.
Will we meet the characters?
The beloved characters will be featured in the show and there will be time on the return journey to meet some of the characters. It is not guaranteed that each guest will be able to meet everyone of the characters.
Will there be food service available at the event?
No. There is no food service at the event. There are a variety of restaurants in the French Lick/West Baden area. These include: Chicago's Pizza, Denny's, Wok This Way, Ohana's, Legendz, Subway, French Lick Winery, and a range of different choices in the French Lick and West Baden Springs Hotels.
Is parking available?
Parking is available in the Blue Lot of the French Lick Resort. Parking is free.
Will there be opportunities for professional pictures?
There are no professional photographers on site during this event, but you are always welcome to take pictures and video as a great way to remember your visit.
Are strollers permitted?
Strollers are welcome at the event, but are not permitted on the train. Stroller parking will be available track-side.
May I bring my pet?
Pets are not allowed at The Wizard of Oz™ Train Ride event. Service animals are always welcome.