EAST WAREHAM, Mass.--()--Climb aboard the official Warner Brothers licensed train ride of The Polar Express brought to you by the Cape Cod Central Railroad. Starting November 15th through December 30th, families and children of all ages are invited to experience the wonder, magic and joy of a trip to the “North Pole” where the classic holiday adventure comes to life for families and children of Southern New England. During the round-trip adventure to the “North Pole” passengers can suit up in their favorite pajamas and ride The Polar Express train ride from either Hyannis or Buzzards Bay, MA.
“We are thrilled to share the magic of The Polar Express™ with Massachusetts, Rhode Island and all Southern New England-area families”
The Polar Express train ride is based on the classic holiday book and movie that features the heart-warming story of a young boy whose Christmas Eve journey aboard a mysterious train reignites his belief in Santa Claus. With music from the motion picture playing in the background, the adventure begins with the train conductor stamping each passenger’s golden ticket while Chefs serve hot chocolate and cookies. En route, passengers enjoy a reading of Chris Van Allsburg’s The Polar Express and meet characters like the hobo from the movie as they pass by on the train. Upon arrival at the “North Pole,” Santa and his elves board the Polar Express, greet the children and present each with the first gift of Christmas, their own silver sleigh bell which according to legend, they can hear jingling only if they believe in the magic of Christmas. On the return journey, guests enjoy a Christmas carol sing-along led by Santa’s elves.
“We are thrilled to share the magic of The Polar Express™ with Massachusetts, Rhode Island and all Southern New England-area families,” said Chris Podgurski, President and Chief Operating Officer of Cape Cod Central Railroad. “This enchanting train ride will become a new holiday tradition, reigniting the Christmas spirit in believers young and old for years to come.”
The Polar Express train ride, operated by the Cape Cod Central Railroad, will run from November 15th to December 30th with a number of rides available 6 days a week. Tickets go on sale on October 15th and can be purchased online at CapeCodPolarExpressRide.com or toll free by phone at 1-888-797-RAIL. Tickets range from $29-$59 for adults, $24-49 for children 2 through 12. Children 2 and under are free in coach seating if riding on an adult’s lap and $10 as a lap child when riding in first class. The First Class $59 tickets each come with a keepsake Polar Express Mug available only on the train. The ride is approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes round trip. Both Hyannis and Buzzards Bay will feature an official Polar Express gift shop with unique items for sale. Ample parking is available for $5 per car. Tickets are expected to sell out quickly, so reserve your spot on The Polar Express today.
About the Cape Cod Central Railroad
Cape Cod Central Railroad ("CCCR") is a subsidiary of Cape Rail, Inc., and operates a variety of tourist, charter and special event passenger trains over several miles of track on Cape Cod and in southeastern Massachusetts. The majority of CCCR's operations are conducted seasonally on Cape Cod where CCCR has been operating such trains since 2007. For more information visit www.CapeTrain.com.
About The Polar Express Movie
The Academy Award-winning team of Tom Hanks and director Robert Zemeckis reunite for The Polar Express, an inspiring adventure based on the beloved children's book by Chris Van Allsburg. When a doubting young boy takes an extraordinary train ride to the North Pole, he embarks on a journey of self-discovery that shows him that the wonder of life never fades for those who believe. Sony Pictures Imageworks and visual effects supervisor Ken Ralston, Oscar winners for their innovative work, help bring the story vividly to the screen in full CG animation through Imageworks’ next-generation motion capture process that allows live-action performances to drive the emotions and movements of the digital characters. Warner Home Video will once again offer The Polar Express in standard-definition, Blu-ray and 3D DVD versions this holiday season.
About The Polar Express Book:
“The Polar Express” movie is based on Chris VanAllsburg’s classic holiday picture book, which tells the story of a boy who takes a magical Christmas Eve train ride to the North Pole to receive a special gift from Santa. First published by Houghtin Mifflin Company in 1985, The Polar Express became an instant holiday favorite and has sold more than 6 million copies worldwide. In 1986 it won the prestigious Caldecott Medal for Illustration.
Based on THE POLAR EXPRESS book and characters TM & © 1985 by Chris Van Allsburg. Used by permission of Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved. TM & © Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. (s12)