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

Whippany Coach Class

Coach Class cars seat approximately 100 passengers inside of restored commuter coaches adorned in festive holiday decor. Seating is arranged in a 3-2 configuration with three seats on one side of the aisle and two on the other. 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 Note: Seating in Coach Class has been adjusted so all seats face the center of the car. This theatre-in-the-round style arrangement gives passengers the best possible view of our wonderful entertainers. 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.

2021 Coach Class Pricing

Value Departures: $48 Adult, $42 Child │ Standard Departures: $58 Adult, $53 Child │ Premium Departures: $68 Adult, $63 Child

Additional ticketing service fee and local tax will apply. A $10 parking pass is required for each vehicle and your ticket confirmation will serve as your parking pass.

First Class

First Class

The Polar Express First Class

First Class cars seat 48 or 54 passengers inside of beautifully restored 1940’s era coaches from the golden age of rail travel. First Class cars feature festive holiday decor, ample legroom, overstuffed reclining chairs in a 2-2 seating arrangement, and large windows for the best view of the North Pole. In addition to more comfortable accommodations, First Class passengers are served their hot chocolate in a collectible THE POLAR EXPRESS™ ceramic mug which is theirs to take home. All First Class seats face the same direction. 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.

2021 First Class Pricing

Value Departures: $70 Adult, $65 Child │ Standard Departures: $77 Adult, $72 Child │ Premium Departures: $85 Adult, $80 Child

Additional ticketing service fee and local tax will apply. A $10 parking pass is required for each vehicle and your ticket confirmation will serve as your parking pass.

Parking

Parking

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