we just happened to be in town Saturday, when the train made it's first run in maybe 6 years? Plenty of seats, plenty of history in the engine and some of the cars. We sat in the padded seats with the propped open window car for our first leg of the journey from Mt. Dora to Tavares. We made the return trip in the open car ( I called it a cattle car), all open air, and bare bench seats.More a non restricted view from this car. It was fun to hear the chug-chug and people lined up here and there on the street and in their yards, waving at the train. Lots of smiles all around. From the little kids to the big adult kids, everyone seemed to enjoy a good time. I'd recommend it to anyone traveling there on the weekend, especially if you have children. They seemed to get a kick out of it. In Tavares, there's a giant play park right at the train station, which has a water splash park that was crawling with kids and parents on the day we stopped over. Looked like fun. You could take the kids there early, and make a return trip, which comes back to Mt Dora at 4:00.
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