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The award-winning book by Chris Van Allsburg, the story of a child's Christmas Eve journey, adapted to the big screen in 2003,  comes alive onboard THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride! All ages can enjoy the experience, warmth and fun of the Christmas season on a special trip to the North Pole!  Certain dates and car types will sell quickly so you'll want to book soon!

Make it your holiday tradition to bring the whole family to take the magical journey to the North Pole! All guests are encouraged to wear their favorite holiday-themed pajamas!  

The award-winning book comes to life as an immersive theatre experience through the chefs, hobo, conductor, the Hero Boy, Billy, Santa and all the elves on this historic steam train.  All passengers will enjoy hot chocolate and a treat (CLICK HERE for ingredient list) served by your personal chefs who will also read the The Polar Express story on the way to the North Pole to pick up Santa!  Upon arrival at the North Pole, you and your family will enjoy a spectacular light show from your seat onboard the Polar Express.  Once Santa boards the train, he will visit each car and give each passenger a special gift.  On the return trip to Durango, your chefs will lead you in specially selected Christmas carols. 

Do you have a favorite THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride car? A large family or company group? A special date like CHRISTMAS EVE? Don't risk not getting the trip you want! Shop early for Christmas!

Standard-class seating:
Seats face forward; two people per seat; up to 40 passengers in each car.
DELUXE: 'Flip-over' seating enables parties to face each other. Upgraded amenities include your own take-home souvenir ceramic THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride mug.
Table and chair seating in historic, first-class style as the whole family enjoys the upgraded amenities including your own take-home souvenir ceramic THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride mug. Special 'themed' Christmas decor in each First-class car!

The Polar Express™ Train Ride Fare Chart

2020 Polar Express Fare Chart Coming Soon!

Color coded to make it easier to make your choice based on fare.
All fares subject to 8% historic preservation fee. 

2020 Schedule Coming Soon!

Online Booking for The Polar Express™ Train Ride is coming soon.

The Polar Express™ Train Ride Schedule>Based on THE POLAR EXPRESS book and characters ™ & © 1985 by Chris Van Allsburg.  Used by permission of Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.
THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride and all related characters and elements are trademarks of and © Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.

Special event parking lot fees are $5.00. You will need to purchase a parking ticket for each date your vehicle is parked in the lot. Per city ordinance, there is no overnight camping allowed in the lot.  Parking lot is located behind the train station next to McDonalds.  

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