The Ride Polar Express Train Ride in Perris & Fillmore, CA
What to Expect on the Polar Express Train Ride
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, your car hosts will work their way through the coach and punch your golden ticket 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 immerse passengers in theatrical onboard entertainment – just like in the film! Each guest will take home a keepsake sleigh bell in addition to the wonderful memories made on this magical trip.
Please review which location you are booking carefully as tickets for one venue will not be honored at the other. Passengers are required to arrive approximately one hour before their listed departure time in order to park and check in. Further event information is available by visiting our Frequently Asked Questions. Guests are subject to the Conditions of Sale.
The Polar Express Train Ride Locations
Fillmore, California (Ventura Co.)
Located 30 minutes west of Santa Clarita and Magic Mountain, our Fillmore, CA (Ventura Co.) location is hosted at the Fillmore & Western Railway. Trips from Fillmore, CA (Ventura Co.) begin on Nov. 14th and run select dates through Dec. 29th. Railroad cars here seat approximately 70 passengers inside of vintage coaches adorned in festive holiday decor. Seating is arranged in a 2-2 configuration with two seats on each side of the aisle. There is a First Class table car (Car 2, Northern Lights) available at this location that seats 56 at tables of four. First Class passengers also receive a commemorative THE POLAR EXPRESS™ mug to take home. Please review seating charts carefully when booking. All seats on board the train are assigned and you will select your own seats during checkout. Please note, there is no wheelchair access to the train at this location due to the doorway dimensions of the historic rail cars. If a member of your party requires wheelchair access, please book our Perris, CA (Inland Empire) location.
Location: Fillmore & Western Railway, 364 Main St, Fillmore, CA 93015
Perris, California (Inland Empire)
Located 20 minutes south of Riverside, our Perris, CA (Inland Empire) location is hosted at the Southern California Railway Museum. Trips from Perris, CA (Inland Empire) begin on Nov. 30th and run select dates through Dec. 29th. Railroad cars here seat approximately 100 passengers inside of restored commuter coaches adorned in festive holiday decor. Seating is arranged in a 3-2 configuration with three seats on one side of the aisle and two on the other. Designated wheelchair spaces and companion seats are located in all coaches and can be booked online or via phone. Not all seats face the same direction, so please review seating charts carefully when booking. All seats on board the train are assigned and you will select your own seats during checkout. ADA seating is available at our Perris, CA location. Please book this location if you require a wheelchair space and lift access to the train.
Location: Southern California Railway Museum, 2201 S A St, Perris, CA 92570
Fillmore, California Location
Perris, California Location
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.