All aboard The Polar Express Train Ride! Set to the sounds of the motion picture soundtrack, passengers can relive the magic of the classic story this winter. Located just 30 minutes outside of Apopka in Tavares, this an interactive, family-friendly experience is great for kids of all ages.
Encouraged to wear your comfy pajamas, watch with childlike wonder and amazement as you’re completely immersed in this experience that promises a replication of the classic children’s book. First, a car host will punch your special golden ticket to get on board the train decked out in festive holiday decor. Then you’ll be giving hot chocolate and a sweet treat served by delightful dancing chefs, before being whisked away on a one-hour trip that leaves and returns to Tavares.
During the trip, you’ll feel like you’ve stepped into the pages of The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg, as you read along the story and are entertained by energetic storybook characters that lead the group in caroling and mimic the scenes you’ll remember from the movie. All this, in addition to color-changing, LED lighting that is synced with the lively events that take place onboard.
When you reach the “North Pole” there will be a special guest awaiting your arrival. Santa and his helpers will board the train and meet all the lucky passengers, before passing out the first gift of Christmas, a silver sleigh bell. In addition to the keepsake souvenir and wonderful memories, you’ll also have plenty of opportunities to take a photo with Santa.
While the train rides don’t depart until November, tickets are on sale now. You can choose from different train classes, from the Standard Coach Class to the swanky Sovereign Class Vista Dome with the best seats in the house.