All aboard the Orange Blossom Cannonball! The only wood burning steam locomotive in Florida!
All aboard the Cannonball Christmas Express operating November 25th through December 23rd. Tickets sell quickly so get yours now!
Ride the Train that has Hosted Hollywood Movie Stars!
Welcome Aboard the Orange Blossom Cannonball, the Movie Train star of such films as The Blue and the Grey and 3:10 to Yuma. The home station of the Orange Blossom Cannonball is Tavares, Florida, the lakeside town known as a popular Seaplane Base, set within the lakes district of Lake County and amid the rural rolling hills that make it one of Florida’s most beautiful areas.
The list of stars who have boarded these train cars is illustrious with Olivia de Havilland, Wayne Newton, Jon Voight, Renee Zellweger, Ashton Kutcher, Jeff Bridges, Jimmy Stewart, and George Clooney among the list. Pull up your Netflix account or hit the DVD store and watch True Grit, North and South (parts 1 & 2), Rosewood, and the latest, Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter, and the train you see is the train you’ll ride when you arrive in Tavares.
Train tours take visitors on a round trip between Mount Dora and Tavares. For added convenience you may select a later return time to enjoy all that these two fabulous towns have to offer.
The working locomotive and train cars are well kept with a strangely comfortable ride in older wooden seats, fellow travelers soon chatting among each other or taking photos to remember this special kind of experience. Grab a seat on the raised benches of the caboose or sit in a car near the engine where you’ll take in the fragrance of the wood burning that runs the train.
The turn of the century is alive and living in Central Florida ready to slip you back in time for a gentle afternoon of something simple and special. Welcome Aboard and create some new memories… aboard the Orange Blossom Cannonball…
Introducing round trip service between Mount Dora and Tavares starting in April of this year. Weekdays will feature up to 3 round trips per day by diesel. Please check the schedule! Saturday and Sunday will feature up to 3 round trips per day by the steam locomotive.
Enjoy our themed rides and specialty trains including wine & tapas trains, pizza trains, wild west trains, dinner trains, Halloween trains, Christmas trains and more…