Polar Express Tickets Still Available

I was pleasantly surprised to find when looking at the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad’s website this week that there are still tickets available for certain dates of the Polar Express, departing from both Independence and Akron.   You can find the most up-to-date info here:

http://www.cvsr.com/polar-express.aspx

Here’s my advice based on last-year’s experience, departing from the Akron station:
For those who are looking for answers for 2011, we did end up going on the Polar Express this past Christmastime. We arrived about a 1/2 an hour early and the 8 of us were able to sit together, though we were not on the side of the car that faces “the North Pole” when you arrive. It didn’t really matter anyways, because all of the children go over to that side of the train to look out the windows and no one seems to mind. It didn’t seem like there was any big difference regarding which car you were assigned to, though I did notice we were in the car next to the one where you could purchase souvenirs and popcorn. Not sure if that was planned since we didn’t buy the tickets. They did have souvenir Christmas ornaments you could purchase which was nice. We went on a Sunday evening.

One suggestion that our friends and I hadn’t thought of, if you bring your copy of “The Polar Express” and a Sharpie, you can have your book autographed by Santa!

Also, looked like many of the kids had matching PJ sets, and I was surprised by how many grown ups were wearing pajama pants as well! It’s a great activity for any child or adult who “believes”.

For more comments related to the Polar Express, visit my post from 2009.

Have you taken your kids on the Polar Express?    Do you have any advice to share?

Until next time,

Lorelei

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