THE POLAR EXPRESS Car Descriptions

 

  • THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride in Sacramento consists of six separate cars pulled by two vintage diesels from the California State Railroad Museum's collection.
  • On board you will be seated in either Coach or First Class according to your ticket purchase.  Guests in each car will experience the same excitement and wonder of THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride.
  • All children under 2 years must be seated on the lap of an adult while on board the train and do not require a ticket.
  • 3:30pm depatures feature a reduced matinee pricing, while the 5:00pm, 6:30pm, and 8:00pm departures are standard pricing.
  • An additional service fee of $5 per ticket or $20 per table will be applied upon ticket check out.

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KATY Coach Car
The Katy Car is our largest coach which holds up to 80 passengers.  The seats are comfortable loveseat style for groups of four facing each other two on each side.  Pricing is $45 per person for the 3:30pm departure; $50 for the evening departures.
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KRIS KRINGLE Coach Car
The seats are comfortable loveseat style for groups of four facing each other two on each side. The Kris Kringle Car holds up to 66 passengers.  Pricing is $45 per person for the 3:30pm departure; $50 for the evening departures.
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GINGERBREAD Coach Car
The Gingerbread Car seats up to 54 passengers in chair-style seating.  A set of two chairs in groups of four facing each other.  Pricing is $45 per person for the 3:30pm departure; $50 for the evening departures.
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First Class AUDUBON Dining Car
The Dining Car is known as the "Audubon" because of the hand-painted reproductions of bird illustrations by the artist/naturalist John James Audubon. Green garlands of pine cones and berries with big burgundy velvet bows and gold bells are draped along the sides of the car. The Audubon holds 44 passengers. Groups of four passengers are seated around a small dining table.  Tickets are sold by table of four.  Pricing is $260 per table for the 3:30pm departure; $280 per table for the evening departures.
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First Class FRENCH QUARTER Lounge Car
The Lounge Car was inspired by the New Orleans French Quarter, with wrought iron balconies and a "Sunset pink" painted ceiling studded with stars.  Complete with its own serving bar, the French Quarter has large windows and a variety of seating combinations including four small dining table booths for seating of four guests; settees and lounge-style chairs.  Pricing is $65 per person for the 3:30pm departure; $70 for the evening departures.
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First Class EL DORADO Observation Car
The beautifully restored First Class Observation Car is called the El Dorado.  This handsome 1920s lounge car offers large windows and comforable seating.  It is elegantly decorated with holday garland across the ceiling.  The car is divided into two sections:  The Parlor and Lounge.  Passengers in both locations are free to move about the car and step off onto the observation platform.
The El Dorado Parlor
A private interior room decorated with stained glass interior windows and grey tufted leatherette seats.  The Parlor has comfortable seating groups for two, four, or more and holds up to 18 passengers.  Pricing is $65 per person for the 3:30pm departure; $70 for the evening departures.
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The El Dorado Lounge
A section that seats up to 18 passengers on burgundy boucle sofas and chairs facing each other.  Pricing is $65 per person for the 3:30pm departure; $70 for the evening departures.
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