We can't wait to ride the Polar Express again this year as a family! We'll be riding the train to the North Pole this weekend to check it out and tell you all about it in our post-ride review! All Aboard! THE POLAR EXPRESS comes to life again this holiday season as the POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride rolls out of the station bound for the “North Pole!” Climb aboard with your family to cozy-up and enjoy our festively-decorated vintage train cars. Dancing chefs deliver hot chocolate and a cookie to each guest to savor while music from the Polar Express movie plays en route to the North Pole. Make sure to have your tickets handy, because your conductor will be by shortly to punch each child’s ticket.
Before arriving at the North Pole, the iconic book, The Polar Express is read as your Chef turns the pages to share the beautiful illustrations in the original book. With the station far away, THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride magically arrives at the outskirts of Santa’s North Pole village, where Santa Claus himself and his elves joyously welcome the train! As you stay comfortably settled and warm in your train car seat, Santa and his helper elfs board the train! During the return trip, Santa will greet each child with his signature holiday spirit and the first gift of Christmas: a bell cut from his sleigh. It is said that only children and those who still believe can actually hear the bell ring. Join in the singing as your Chef or Conductor lead Christmas caroling on the 30-minute return trip.
For those wanting the magic to last or to do a little Christmas shopping, visit our gift shop in the station for special POLAR EXPRESS gifts and merchandise. Oh, one last thing, children are encouraged to wear their PJs; adults who still believe have been known to wear them, too! So, are you coming? All Aboard!
This is a great activity for families, extended families, friends, and school groups. Even our older non-believers look forward to this annual holiday tradition because it's just that: part of a family holiday tradition and a great way to celebrate the holiday season. But get your tickets quickly because dates will fill up fast and many dates will sell out! There are different packages available for Standard Class, First Class, and Diamond Class. Start a new holiday tradition
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