About the Ride

What to Expect

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 meet Santa. Once on board, your car hosts will work their way through the coach and punch your golden ticket before hot chocolate and a delicious cookie 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. 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.

Passengers are required to arrive approximately one hour before their listed departure time in order to park, pass through security, and check in at Brightline Fort Lauderdale Station at 101 NW 2nd Ave, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311. Further event information is available in Frequently Asked Questions. Guests are subject to Brightline’s Terms of Service.

Seating

Standard Seating

Coaches seat between 48 and 64 passengers (depending on the car) inside of beautiful new Brightline railcars adorned in festive holiday decor. Seating is arranged in a 2-2 configuration in all cars but Herpolsheimers (1) and Aurora Borealis (5), which feature a 2-1 seating arrangement. Each seat features a folding tray for hot chocolate and cookies. Designated wheelchair spaces can be booked by speaking with a reservations agent at (754) 209-0214. Please see our FAQs for further information on accessible seating. All cars feature fully accessible restrooms.

Not all seats face the same direction, so please review seating charts carefully when booking. All seats on board the train are assigned and you will select your own seats during checkout.

2018 Standard Seat Pricing

Value Departures: $55 Adult, $50 Child │ Standard Departures: $65 Adult, $60 Child │ Peak Departures: $75 Adult, $70 Child

Additional ticketing service fee and local tax will apply

Table Seating

A limited number of table seats are available in each coach and seat parties of two or four. Seats are arranged to face each other with a small table in between for hot chocolate and cookies.

Do you think sitting with a stranger at your table is a little awkward? So do we. To prevent this, we require parties to buy all seats at a table. The only premium charged is all table seats are at the Adult rate. Children and infants are still welcome at table seating.

All seats on board the train are assigned and you will select your own table seats during the checkout process.

Location

Fort Lauderdale, FL

About the Ride

What to Expect

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 meet Santa. Once on board, your car hosts will work their way through the coach and punch your golden ticket before hot chocolate and a delicious cookie 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. 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.

Passengers are required to arrive approximately one hour before their listed departure time in order to park, pass through security, and check in at Brightline Fort Lauderdale Station at 101 NW 2nd Ave, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311. Further event information is available in Frequently Asked Questions. Guests are subject to Brightline’s Terms of Service.

Seating

Standard Seating

Coaches seat between 48 and 64 passengers (depending on the car) inside of beautiful new Brightline railcars adorned in festive holiday decor. Seating is arranged in a 2-2 configuration in all cars but Herpolsheimers (1) and Aurora Borealis (5), which feature a 2-1 seating arrangement. Each seat features a folding tray for hot chocolate and cookies. Designated wheelchair spaces can be booked by speaking with a reservations agent at (754) 209-0214. Please see our FAQs for further information on accessible seating. All cars feature fully accessible restrooms.

Not all seats face the same direction, so please review seating charts carefully when booking. All seats on board the train are assigned and you will select your own seats during checkout.

2018 Standard Seat Pricing

Value Departures: $55 Adult, $50 Child │ Standard Departures: $65 Adult, $60 Child │ Peak Departures: $75 Adult, $70 Child

Additional ticketing service fee and local tax will apply

Table Seating

A limited number of table seats are available in each coach and seat parties of two or four. Seats are arranged to face each other with a small table in between for hot chocolate and cookies.

Do you think sitting with a stranger at your table is a little awkward? So do we. To prevent this, we require parties to buy all seats at a table. The only premium charged is all table seats are at the Adult rate. Children and infants are still welcome at table seating.

All seats on board the train are assigned and you will select your own table seats during the checkout process.

Location

Fort Lauderdale, FL