Magical Experience Comes to Southern California for the First Time This Holiday Season. It’s officially fall, and Rail Events Productions and the Southern California Railway Museum are celebrating by announcing that the THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride is coming to Southern California for the first time!
Based on popular demand, guests will have two locations to choose from in Perris, CA (Inland Empire) and Fillmore, CA (Ventura County). Departures from the Southern California Railway Museum in Perris will begin Nov. 30 and continue select dates through Dec. 29. Tickets are on sale now at www.socalthepolarexpressride.com and guests are encouraged to book early as popular dates and times will sell out.
In partnership with Warner Bros. Consumer Products, the magical story comes to life when the train departs for a round-trip journey to the North Pole led by a cast of professional actors. Set to the sounds of the motion picture soundtrack, passengers will relive the magic of the classic story as they are whisked away on THE POLAR EXPRESS™ for a magical one-hour trip to meet Santa. Once on board, car hosts will work their way through the coach and punch golden tickets before hot chocolate and a delicious cookie are served by dancing chefs.
Passengers then read along with the classic children’s book, The Polar Express, by Chris Van Allsburg. Santa and his helpers board the train to greet passengers and each guest is given the first gift of Christmas. During the trip, characters on each car lead fantastic onboard entertainment – just like in the film! Each guest will take home a keepsake sleigh bell and souvenir golden ticket in addition to the wonderful memories made on this magical trip. Families are encouraged to wear their pajamas for the ride!
The journey begins Nov. 30 and runs through Dec. 29 in Perris, CA (Inland Empire) and Nov. 14 through Dec. 29 in Fillmore, CA (Ventura County). Exact dates, fares, and times are available by visiting www.socalthepolarexpressride.com. Ticket prices range from $40 to $85, depending on the date, time, and location, and class of service.
Credentialed press members and influencers covering the event are welcome to complimentary tickets during dress rehearsals and opening weekend. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve tickets for your group if you qualify. Images and video of THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride: https://spaces.hightail.com/space/xmx9ErCrmQ
About THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride – Official THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Rides are licensed by Rail Events Inc. on behalf of Warner Bros. Consumer Products, Inc. Since 2007, Rail Events Inc. has held exclusive license to operate THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Rides in the US, Canada, and the United Kingdom.
About THE POLAR EXPRESS Book
THE POLAR EXPRESS film is based on Chris Van Allsburg’s classic Christmas picture book, which tells the story of a boy who takes a magical Christmas Eve train ride to the North Pole to receive a special gift from Santa. First published by the Houghton Mifflin Company in 1985, The Polar Express became an instant family favorite and has sold more than 12 million copies worldwide. In 1986 it won the prestigious Caldecott Medal for Illustration.
About Warner Bros. Consumer Products – Warner Bros. Consumer Products (WBCP), a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, extends the Studio’s powerful portfolio of entertainment brands and franchises into the lives of fans around the world. WBCP partners with best-in-class licensees globally on an award-winning range of toys, fashion, home décor, and publishing inspired by franchises and properties such as DC, the Wizarding World, Looney Tunes, and Hanna-Barbera.
The division’s successful global themed entertainment business includes groundbreaking experiences such as The Wizarding World of Harry Potter and Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi. With innovative global licensing and merchandising programs, retail initiatives, promotional partnerships and themed experiences, WBCP is one of the leading licensing and retail merchandising organizations in the world.
About Rail Events Inc.
Rail Events Inc. is the industry leader in rail-related special events management. In 2018, the company licensed events that hosted over one million guests at 50 partner railroads in the US, Canada, and the UK. Rail Events Inc. and Rail Events Productions are wholly owned subsidiaries of American Heritage Railways, which is the premier operator of heritage railroads in the United States.
About the Southern California Railway Museum
The Southern California Railway Museum is a non-profit organization located at 2201 “A” Street, Perris, California, 92570. It is home to vast a collection of historic and vintage railway equipment and artifacts. The 100-acre campus is home to many annual events. Memberships are available as well as volunteer opportunities. For more information, visit, www.oerm.org or call (951) 943-3020.
THE POLAR EXPRESS and all related characters and elements © & ™ Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. (s19)
Based on THE POLAR EXPRESS book and characters © & ™ 1985 by Chris Van Allsburg. Used by permission of Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.