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Zombie Train: Evacuation

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Oakdale is 95 miles east of San Francisco and 70 miles south of Sacramento. Sierra DinnerTrain boards at 330 South Sierra Avenue.


330 S Sierra Ave

Oakdale, CA  95361

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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 Sierra DinnerTrain will always end right back where it started.



Where are my tickets?

The Sierra DinnerTrain 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.



Do I need to purchase a ticket for my infant or toddler?

Yes.  All passengers must have a ticket.



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 Sierra DinnerTrain affiliated with the Railroad Museum?

The Sierra DinnerTrain is a locally-owned, family-operated business that is not affiliated with the California State Railroad museum.



Does the Sierra DinnerTrain 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 Sierra DinnerTrain dog-friendly?

No. Because of safety issues, dogs are not allowed on the Sierra DinnerTrain with the exception of service animals.



Are there restrooms available on the Sierra DinnerTrain?

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



Is smoking allowed on the Sierra DinnerTrain?

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. Contact our group sales and special events manager to plan a great experience, and secure special pricing — call our reservations office at 1-800-866-1690.



Can I host my child’s birthday party on the Sierra DinnerTrain?

Yes! Kid-friendly events are one of our specialties, and any of these can be a great way to spend your child’s birthday. 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.



Can I have a corporate event on the Sierra DinnerTrain?

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. Get valuable insight and special pricing by calling our reservations office at 1 (800) 866-1690.



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 Sierra DinnerTrain wheelchair accessible?

Due to the historic nature of the train cars, however, there are some unique challenges for anyone with mobility restrictions to be aware of. Some of our cars have narrow hallways with 90 degree turns, and we cannot guarantee that personal chairs will fit. Additionally, some of our cars are upper level and have steep stairs at either end. That being said, we will make every effort to accommodate anyone wishing to ride the train. Please give us a call at 1.800.866.1690 to discuss further.



How many guests can the Sierra DinnerTrain accommodate?

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