D&SNGRR Ticket Availability for THE POLAR EXPRESS™
Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad Announces 2017 Dates, Ticket Availability and Fares for THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride.
For the 13th Consecutive Year, Historic 136-Year-Old Railroad in Southwestern Colorado to Offer Fun, Family-Oriented Holiday Excursions in November and December Based On Best-Selling Children’s Book and Academy Award®-Winning Animated Film.
The Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad (DSNGRR)™, which offers distinctive year-round rail experiences and special events to passengers of all ages in the remote, scenic wilderness and high-mountain landscape of Colorado’s San Juan National Forest, in partnership with Rail Events Inc. and Warner Bros. Consumer Products, today announced the 2017 dates, ticket availability, fare categories, and pricing breakdown for THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride. The fun, family-oriented holiday tradition based on the best-selling children’s book and Academy Award®-winning animated film of the same name begins on Friday, Nov. 17, and runs most days through Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018.
“Because of its immense charm, enjoyable story, and the incredible delight it brings to children of all ages, THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride is a fitting highlight to the end of the year, and a wonderful holiday tradition and excursion for many families,” said Allen C. Harper, co-owner, chairman, and chief executive officer of American Heritage Railways, Inc., the parent company of the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad and Rail Events Inc. “Every year, this captivating special event draws more and more families to the Four Corners area, and lets them create magical holiday memories which will last a lifetime.”
About THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride
Now in its 13th year of operation in Durango, THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride is one of the D&SNGRR’s premier annual events. Set to the sounds of the motion picture soundtrack, passengers relive the magic of the story as they are whisked away on THE POLAR EXPRESS™. Once on board, guests enjoy hot chocolate and holiday treats as they read the classic children’s book along with the characters. At the North Pole, Santa Claus and his helpers greet all passengers, and then board the train to give each child their first gift of Christmas — a silver sleigh bell. Chefs in each car lead passengers in singing Christmas carols on the ride back to Durango. For a video experience of THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride, please visit http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=waCuWvH7s30.
THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride: Full Schedule
THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride begins on Friday, Nov. 17, with at least two excursions planned most days at 5:15 and 6:50 p.m. MST. Starting Thursday, Dec. 14 and continuing through Friday, Dec. 29, the D&SNGRR will operate three THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride excursions every day at 5:15, 6:50 and 8:25 p.m. MST.
THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride: 2017 Fare Categories and Pricing Breakdown
Tickets for THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride are now on sale through the D&SNGRR website here, or by calling the railroad’s toll-free reservations hotline, seven days a week, at (888) 872-4607. Once again, the D&SNGRR has instituted tiered pricing by date, with many excursions available to families at substantial discounts if they choose to ride on value or off-peak dates. Ticket prices vary depending on the date and selected class. Here are the fare categories and respective coach, deluxe, and first-class ticket prices for THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride: