Monday, November 24, 2014

11/24/14: Polar Express at Edaville USA Do You Believe?

Nothing is more magical than watching children's faces at the holidays.  We were lucky enough to journey to the North Pole on The Polar Express Train at Edaville USA and had a wonderful time.  
We have loved going to Edaville USA and I loved going there as a child.  It is good to get there early and ride some of the rides and then enjoy as it darkens and you can see the lights.
There are cute little boxes with Christmas displays.
Evan has loved trains since he was little.  He especially loves Steam Trains and learns all he can about them so he loves travelling to Edaville USA in Carver MA and seeing the Steam Train. 
The kids are all ready for their voyage on the train.  
We took a 4:30 train which was great as we traveled on the train in the light and some as it was dark.  This was a beautiful view as the sun was setting on the train.

On the Polar Express you are given hot chocolate.

The cups we were given did not have an opening to drink out of so we had to take the cover off.  With younger children I would recommend bringing a cup with a cover.

The same person who delivers your hot chocolate also brings you a cookie and shows you the Polar Express book during your voyage.

You must buy tickets in advance to ensure you will have a spot on The Polar Express train.  Tickets can be purchased at  The Polar Express is $38 per person, with children under 2 being free.  When you arrive at the North Pole you see the big man himself, Santa!  This ride takes you on newer tracks that are not on the Festival of Lights route.  When at the North Pole you stop to allow Santa to walk along the side of the train and wave to all the kids and get on to the train.  I highly suggest getting on to the left side of the train which is the one nearest the boarding area.

Santa gives each child a bell.

I love Evan's giggle in this one.

The bell rings for all that believe!

You can also enjoy the Festival of Lights train and rides.  Check out their website or Facebook page for times, prices and details.  
The lights are beautiful. 
 I love this one with Santa on the computer.  He has come a long way with the way he lists out who has been naughty and nice.
 After the train ride we headed on to some rides.
The rockets are always fun.
Then we headed inside to see Santa.  There are also some smaller rides for little ones inside upstairs and bumper cars on the lower floor.
 Make sure to bring your letters to Santa as you can mail them.
 We then went over and said hi to the big man himself.  The kids got to spend some more time with him and tell him what they wanted.
There is also a new Santa VIP Experience on November 30th, December 7th, 14th and 21st which includes:
Getting into the park at 1pm. (An hour before they open!) 
20 minute VIP train ride with Santa 
A special Gift from Santa 
Specific Rides open early for our VIPs 
Gingerbread Decorating Party with Santa 
Park admission for regular hours 
Adults: $20 Children: $35 Under 2: $15 
All park rides are included in admission 
 Christmas Festival of Lights runs November 21st to January 1st.  
If Carver, MA is not a good location for you The Polar Express is also coming to Hopedale, MA.  Set to the sounds of the motion picture soundtrack, families are sure to enjoy their trip to the North Pole, complete with hot chocolate and cookies served on board the train. Passengers will then be entertained by a reading of The Polar Express™ . 
Upon arrival at the North Pole, Santa will greet the children and each child will receive their own sleigh bell, just like in the movie, to those who BELIEVE.  Experience the joy of caroling and holiday entertainment that will surely become an annual holiday tradition for the whole family. Families are encouraged to wear their pajamas for the ride and join in on the magic of Christmas. Reservations are required to ride the train. Tickets are between $36 - $56 are on sale now. You can purchase by calling 508-866-8190.
 Edaville USA is a must visit in at the holidays!
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Disclosure:  Tickets were provided to me for review purposes of The Polar Express.  No other compensation was received.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

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