This magical experience takes you and your children to the North Pole on board an actual train ride that recreates THE POLAR EXPRESS™ movie. You will have your golden ticket punched by the conductor, experience the dancing chefs who will serve cocoa and a tasty treat, interact with the hobo and other characters from the movie, along with enjoying a reading of the classic children’s book THE POLAR EXPRESS™ by Chris Van Allsburg.
Upon arrival at the North Pole, Santa Claus and his elves will climb aboard and visit each family. Each child will receive a silver bell from Santa’s sleigh as the first gift of Christmas.
After a rousing series of Christmas caroling, you will return to reality with a renewed sense of Christmas joy.
Well, ya’ comin’?
THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride is a Warner Brothers licensed, music filled theatrical recreation of the movie that has become a Christmas tradition.
Immerse yourself even more in the magic of your ride by wearing your pajamas, just like the children on the train in the movie!
It is a long way from south Florida to the North Pole, but THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride can take you there and back in a little over an hour.
Check-in for each train will begin an hour and a half before the next scheduled departure time. Please plan to arrive early so that you do not miss your selected train. Ticket purchases for The Polar Express™ event are final and non-refundable.
The check-in counter will close promptly 10 minutes prior to the next scheduled departure to ensure the on-time departure of that train. The train cannot and will not be held for late arrivals, regardless of circumstances, and it is unlikely you will be able to reschedule for the next train on the same date.
Any late arrivals after the close of check-in will be subject to a rescheduling fee of $5.00 per ticket if comparable seating is to available on the remaining scheduled dates and trains. Ticket purchases for The Polar Express™ event are final and non-refundable.
Pricing varies by dates and class of service.
Coach seating is the only class sold by the single seat.
Custome Coach is sold in pairs of two.
First Class is sold in packages that accommodate four riders and are seated at a table with the group facing each other.
Children under the age of 2 may ride for free provided they are not occupying a seat and ride on an adult's lap. A free infant ticket must be selected at checkout. A ticket is required if the child occupies a separate seat.
Due to the historic nature of the rail passenger cars used for THE POLAR EXPRES™ Train Ride production, there is limited access to guests with mobile disabilities (American's with Disability Act of 1990 Sec. 12184).
We will make every attempt to keep members of your party together when the purchase is made as a single group, but, due to the seating arrangements of our historic rail passenger cars, we cannot guarantee this. Early purchase of your tickets will provide a greater chance of keeping all members of your party in the same area of the car.
"There would be no Christmas without the Polar Express™ arriving on time!"
The times listed on the calendar (below) are the exact departure times for each train. The arrival show and boarding begin twenty (20) minutes prior to the departure time. If you are not checked-in and boarded by the time of departure you will have to reschedule to another available departure time or date. There are no refunds given to those who miss the scheduled departure time.
Groups of 20+ are eligible for a 10% discount in Standard Coach Class only. Use the promo code GROUP20 at checkout or contact us at via phone at 352-742-7200 for assistance. Payment is required in full at the time of reservation.