Experience the First Gift of Christmas

Once your adventure begins, you notice other key elements of the story — both inside and outside your railcar — springing to life. Watch and listen as Polar Express™ characters and scenes unfold before your eyes.

Upon arrival at the “North Pole,” keep your eyes peeled for Santa’s sleigh, a bag of toys and a giant Christmas tree. After the train slows to a stop, you find yourself delighting in the inspiring climax of the story as it takes place right outside your window. Children softly gasp as they watch Santa present “The First Gift of Christmas” to the young Hero to the cheers of elves.

After the train departs from the North Pole for the return voyage to the Depot, you soon notice that the adventure isn’t over. Santa has boarded your train car to present each ticketed rider with their very own “First Gift of Christmas” souvenir bell. Thinking back to the story, you are inclined to remind the children to check their pockets for holes.

As the train approaches the final stop, your participation in the story of The Polar Express™ comes to an end. However, you will have the opportunity to pose with Santa for a photo opportunity before you head out through our lovely Depot Gift Store. Our hope for your family is that your holiday season has been enriched and memories from your experience will endure for years to come.

Chances are, you will never read the story of The Polar Express the same again.

Official THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Rides are licensed by Rail Events, Inc. on behalf of Warner Bros. Consumer Products, Inc. Since 2005, Rail Events, Inc. has held the exclusive license to operate THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Rides in the US, Canada, and the United Kingdom. THE POLAR EXPRESS and all related characters and elements are trademarks of and © Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. Based on THE POLAR EXPRESS book and characters TM & © 1985 by Chris Van Allsburg. Used by permission of Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.


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