One of the most exciting gifts of Christmas for my family was our Polar Express Train Ride. I purchased the tickets in October and was so excited I thought I would ruin the surprise.
Now, anyone that knows me knows that when I do something I go all out. So in true Wendy fashion, I made Polar Express ticket sleeves to put the tickets in. The “tickets” were placed in the Christmas stockings, and my daughter actually thought it was a joke. She looked at it, smiled, put it down, and went on to the next item in her stocking.
It wasn’t long before my son decided it would be a good idea to look at the ticket a little closer. He inspected the sleeve, and once he realized the sides were open carefully slid the ticket out. He was astonished when he realized it was a real ticket! The looks on their faces when they realized they would actually get the opportunity to ride The Polar Express was priceless. I was worried for months that they would think they were too old for The Polar Express train ride, they are in high school. They were just as excited as they would have been at 5 and 6 years old. They talked about it until we were seated, and still could only say how they couldn’t believe they were actually on The Polar Express.
When we arrived at the train station we saw all the little passengers (and some big ones) in their pajamas ready for the journey of a lifetime!
If you are a fan of the movie this is a must do! I felt like I was actually on The Polar Express.
One thing I forgot to mention is that the agent at the desk was so impressed with the ticket sleeves that I made for our tickets, she actually forgot to give us our tickets. Several young passengers saw our sleeves and really wanted one so we gave them the sleeves, I can always make more.
The experience began before boarding the train. We were greeted by the conductor and the boy. Everything was so realistic! I felt like a kid, my daughter even asked if we could make this an annual family event!
This was an amazing experience and I’m truly glad that I had the opportunity to ride The Polar Express! It truly would be a great annual family event, I just might consider it…