What to Expect

What to Expect

The Polar Express Train Ride

Set to the sounds of the motion picture soundtrack, passengers will relive the magic of the classic story as they are whisked away on THE POLAR EXPRESS™ for a magical one-hour trip to the North Pole. Once on board, your car hosts will work their way through the coach and punch your golden ticket before hot chocolate and delicious Walkers Shortbread are served by dancing chefs. Passengers then read along with the classic children’s book, The Polar Express, by Chris Van Allsburg.

Santa and his helpers board the train to greet passengers and each guest is given the first gift of Christmas – a silver sleigh bell. During the trip, characters on each car lead passengers in caroling and onboard entertainment just like in the film! Each guest will take home a keepsake sleigh bell in addition to the wonderful memories made on this magical trip. First Class passengers also take home a collectible THE POLAR EXPRESS™ ceramic mug presented with their hot chocolate.

Further event information is available in Frequently Asked Questions.

Walkers Shortbread

Classes of Service

Coach Class

The Polar Express Train Ride

Coach Class cars are classic railroad coaches from the golden age of rail travel and are adorned in festive holiday decor. Designated wheelchair spaces are located in select coaches and can be booked online by selecting the wheelchair space icon and adjacent companion seats as needed. Please review the Seating Chart carefully before booking. All seats on board the train are assigned and you will select your own seats during checkout. Photo is representative of the style of Coach Class cars and may not be the exact coach booked. Face coverings are required to be worn by everyone age two and older while on the train and in indoor public spaces. Face coverings must be worn for the entirety of the train ride except when guests are actively eating or drinking.

2021 Coach Class Pricing

Value Departures: $40 Adult, $33 Child (2-11) │ Standard Departures: $54 Adult, $47 Child (2-11) │ Premium Departures: $59 Adult, $52 Child (2-11)

Additional ticketing service fee and local tax will apply. A $6 parking pass is required for each vehicle and your ticket confirmation will serve as your parking pass.

First Class

First Class

New in 2021! Our two First Class cars were built for Canadian National Railway in 1954 by Canadian Car & Foundry and were sold to VIA Rail after retirement where they continued operating on various routes across Canada. The restored cars were purchased by Oklahoma Railway Museum in 2020. First Class cars feature festive holiday decor, ample legroom, overstuffed reclining seats, and large windows for the best view of the North Pole. In addition to more comfortable accommodations, First Class passengers receive a collectible THE POLAR EXPRESS™ ceramic mug which is theirs to take home. Please review the Seating Chart carefully before booking. All seats on board the train are assigned and you will select your own seats during the checkout process. Photo is representative of the style of First Class cars and may not be the exact car booked. Face coverings are required to be worn by everyone age two and older while on the train and in indoor public spaces. Face coverings must be worn for the entirety of the train ride except when guests are actively eating or drinking.

2021 First Class Pricing

Value Departures: $60 Adult, $53 Child (2-11) │ Standard Departures: $70 Adult, $63 Child (2-11) │ Premium Departures: $75 Adult, $67 Child (2-11)

Additional ticketing service fee and local tax will apply. A $6 parking pass is required for each vehicle and your ticket confirmation will serve as your parking pass.

Boarding

Boarding

CREDITS

Executive ProducerAllen Harper
Executive ProducerJohn Harper
ProducerMichael May
Artistic DirectorScott Calcagno
Production Stage ManagerMichael George
Lighting DesignerGuy Rhodes
Sound DesignerJoe Palermo
Costume DesignerJesus Perez
General ManagerJarrette Ireland
Production ManagerKevin Broomell
Company ManagerAnne Drysdale
Marketing ManagerJamie Ryan