What Kind of Schedule Does the Polar Express Train Ride Have?


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As of 2015, times and schedules for The Polar Express Train Ride vary by location. Potential passengers view a comprehensive list of more than 40 railroads across the United States that sponsor The Polar Express Train Ride on RailEvents.com. These train rides occur during November and December each year, and they feature themes, costumes and characters from the movie "The Polar Express."

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For example, the schedule for the ride in White River Junction, Vermont, includes several times on Dec. 12 and Dec. 13, 2015, starting at 10 a.m. and going to 7 p.m.. Departure times occur at 90-minute intervals, and the station instructs passengers to arrive 30 minutes ahead of their scheduled departure. This ride lasts approximately one hour.

The Colorado Railroad Museum, in Golden, Colorado, schedules The Polar Express Train Ride shows during select dates from Nov. 12 to Dec. 23, 2015. Departure times are 5 p.m., 6:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. for the 75-minute show. During the train ride, cast members dressed as chefs read the classic children's book to passengers as they enjoy the ride.

The Branson Scenic Railway in southwest Missouri features "Polar Express" rides Thursday through Sunday evenings in November 2015, and then every day from Dec. 7 through Dec. 22, 2015. Departure times on Friday and Saturday include 4:45, 6:30 and 8:15 p.m., while other days lack the 8:15 p.m. ride.

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