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THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride is a 45 minute round-trip excursion. The train comes to life as the train departs the Gold Coast Railroad depot for a journey through the quiet wilderness for a special visit at the North Pole. Set to the sounds of the motion picture soundtrack, guests on board will enjoy warm cocoa and a treat while listening and reading along with the magical story. Children’s faces show the magic of the season when the train arrives at the “North Pole” to find Santa Claus waiting. Santa will board THE POLAR EXPRESS™, greeting each child and presenting them with a special gift as in the story.

We are offering the opportunity to purchase two different types of tickets. Coach seats are located in Classic 1950's Chicago and Northwestern Bi-Level Gallery commuter cars, with each seat for sale at $35 per person. First Class seats are located in 1940's and 1950's era Bar & Lounge Cars, the 254 and the 6300. Both cars are on sale for $69/person, but due to demand, we are selling the cars by tables. There are two table options, a table for 4, which is $276, or a booth for 5-6, which is priced for 5 at $345.  All of the car styles are currently on display at our museum, so you can pick out your perfect seat!