I recently was privileged with taking a ride on the Lilly Belle -- the Presidential Parlor Car of the Disneyland Railroad.
The Lilly Belle is named after Walt Disney's wife, Lillian and hosts dignitaries, celebrities and other VIPs. It's pulled by the C.K. Holiday train and does not operate everyday. I was very lucky to hop aboard as I happened to sit in the train car right in front of it and asked the Cast Member how I could get a ticket. I was told that it was not in operation because the Main Street Station was undergoing remodeling. The Cast Member then asked what station I was going to. I told him Tomorrowland which was the very next station. He then told me to quickly hop inside the Lilly Belle for a quick ride. I was stoked!
There are some really special touches inside. For example, the carpeting is the same carpet used in Walt's apartment on Main Street and includes a Hidden Mickey!
There are a set of three books, replicas of the stories Walt would read his daughters.
This is a robe that was a gift to Lillian Disney (I already forgot who gave it to her).
Before we arrived at Tomorrowland, I got to sign the guest book. All Lilly Belle guests are to sign the book and once the book is filled, it gets sent to the Cast Member office.
This was a special privilege that I will remember forever. One day I hope to enjoy a full ride around the park and get an official Lilly Belle ticket. If you'd like to ride the Lilly Belle, head over to the Main Street Station and ask a Cast Member for a ticket. It's not guaranteed, but you might get lucky! I have asked twice in the past and this was the first time I got in, so don't give up!