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 Tavares and 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 Central Florida to the North Pole, but THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride can take you there and back in a little over an hour.
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.
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Our Standard Coach Class cars are restored and well maintained Maryland Area Regional Commuter Cars. They have vinyl seating that is arranged by seats of two on either side of the center aisle (Airplane style). If you purchase an odd number of seats, one person in your party will be seated next to a member of another party.
This is the only class sold by the individual seat.
This class will include:
Our Custom Coach Class cars are restored and well maintained long-distance passenger cars built in the 1950's. They have cloth seating that is arranged by seats of two on either side of the center aisle (Airplane style). All the seats face the center of the car for the best viewing of the show performance.
Due to the nature of the long-distance seating arrangement, this class is sold in pairs to be more comfortable for those in your party.
This class will include:
Our First Class car is a restored and well-maintained dining car. It has table-style seating with two seats facing one another at a table for four people.
This class is sold four-at-a-time which means you will be purchasing all four seats at the table. This will make your experience more comfortable for those in your party.
This class will include:
"We did this with our grandkids this year and were totally impressed with the experience. The staff were wonderfully talented and brought you into the story throughout the trip. They made us all true “Believers”. We all left hearing the bells ring"
~ Jeneane Bradley
"Went this year. So much fun. Totally worth it. Will do it again."
~ Tina Dierking
"It's really nice. Make sure you all wear your pjs family pic💕"
~ Kimberly Newark
"We had the one of a lifetime experience! They greet you and take a photo, they start with a performance and dancers, and direct you to the train. The performers entertained from beginning to end, kids danced, sang, were read to, and met Santa"
~ Ivelisse Melendez
"We did this last weekend. And would do it again. Really enjoyed it."
~ Brenda Lawson Ashley
"We did this last week (Saturday night) and had a wonderful time!!! Our 6 year old and 3 year old loved it and are still talking about it!!!"
~ Angela King Ortiz
"It’s an awesome experience!"
~ Rita Marino Hummel
"What a wonderful evening we had. Well done to all the staff for putting on such a great show, not only for the Children but for us adults. Santa was Amazing and even had me believing. So looking forward to next year."
~ Jeanette Rasmussen
"This was a great show, and the performs did a excellent job. Keep up the great work, Hope to see you in June."
~ Warren Maynard Josh
"This is a great event! We had a wonderful time! Thanks to all the performers. They are exceptional 😀🎉👏"
~ Rose ONeill
"It was awesome and well worth the money. They weren’t above and beyond to help my children believe in the Christmas spirit! Would def recommend!"
~ Richard n Christy Clifton
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