Riding into December on The Polar Express Train Ride
To celebrate 15 years of Polar Express, we were invited by Warner Bros to attend an afternoon on The Polar Express Birmingham steam train! Vintage Trains are proud to be hosting this exciting and captivating experience like no other. The Polar Express Train Ride has returned to central Birmingham this Winter, bringing the magic and charm of the 2004 motion picture, The Polar Express to life. With theatrical characters that entertain you all the way, your family can relax and immerse themselves in the sights, sounds and intrigue of this classic children’s tale. You will be totally engrossed in the story of The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg as you enjoy delicious hot chocolate and chocolate chip cookies. The Chefs were so good, they made us laugh out loud on several occasions and showed us pages from the beautifully illustrated book for the carriage to join in and read along too.
Chef Nutmeg looked after our carriage and did a wonderful job of entertaining us throughout our journey today. She sang and danced with us and put on a real show. We helped her with the '12 days of Polar-mass' and even sang along to some classic Christmas hits too.
The hot chocolate was yummy and the chocolate chip cookie was a nice treat too.
The Polar Express train ride is a magical experience filled with fun and laughter, stories and songs. Both Lily and Ryan had a lovely time. It was so nice to see them enjoying themselves. We've been on many a Santa Visit but none quite like this. Santa was special, he took his time to talk to everyone on the train and really listened to the children. Each person, young and old was given the first gift of Christmas, a beautiful, magical bell.
Our journey lasted around an hour in total and costed £49 per seat. It is cheaper to go on a weekday but for what we experienced today, I think it was worth every penny. We all joined in and had a wonderful time visiting the North Pole. Everyone was so nice and friendly and really made you feel welcome. Guests, young and old are encouraged to wear pyjamas just as the children did in the film. The children will love it and maybe you can persuade family and friends to join in too. I wore my Christmas jumper as It was a little too cold for my PJ's but once aboard, the atmosphere on the train comes alive for a truly magical experience!
Our trip to the North Pole today was our way of celebrating the 15th Anniversary of The Polar Express Movie with Warner Brothers UK and what a wonderful way to celebrate.
The Polar Express Limited Edition Box Set costs £19.99 and is available to Buy Here.
The Polar Express Train ride is going to be one of those family adventures that we talk about for years to come. Our trip to the North Pole and the dancing chefs who made us laugh. I'm so glad that we went along today, I had a blast and would happily do it all over.
Tickets are still available from the Online Booking up until December 22nd.
Grab your Golden Ticket and prepare yourself for a Magical Ride this Christmas.
Disclosure: We were gifted our tickets today in order to review our experience but all opinions expressed within this review are 100% honest and entirely our own.