Nothing like The Polar Express thru the eyes of a child or 2 Grandmas who just wanted to go… Well done !!!!
…everyone should experience this…
Awesome Experience !!! Truly everyone should experience this, I was here awhile ago (before InterNet); with my young daughter. We both, Loved not only going on bold Trains & original Train tracks. (Foundations & Bridges we’re all installed Only by hand & skilled labor). I definitely would come back, Yearly in the Fall ! Fresh air, inspiring scenery & A Feeling of …..”Going back in time” -. even, with The Train Whistling 🚂
…these trains are really neat…
This is a great attraction , I personally love old things and these trains are really neat. To be able to ride on them is even more incredible. This business draws a lot of Tourism and should be highly supported. The guys and gals that help keep things going there are very knowledgeable and friendly.
the best Santa train ride they had been on
For children, especially my grandchildren, this was the best Santa train ride they had been on and the have been on one every year since they could walk. The crew members entertained the children from start to finish.
children smiled from start to finish as did the adults!
This Polar Express ride was fantastic. The crew was very engaging and the children smiled from start to finish as did the adults! I found this trip to be way more festive than the one I took in Saratoga several years ago with my grandson. I recommend this very fun holiday activity for families with young children. I was pleasantly surprised.
The train itself is old and slow and the wait outside was a little chilly on a cold winter night, but I still give the whole experience a 5 star. One hint: sit on the opposite side from where you board the train. that’s the side you will see the “North Pole” from.
…hands down one of the best Christmas rides we’ve ever taken.
The Polar Express was awesome!
We had an awesome time on the Catskill Mountain Railroad – we rode for the first time on The Polar Express and we were not disappointed! The staff and crew were amazing and this was hands down one of the best Christmas rides we’ve ever taken. The ride overall was a quick ride at slow speeds, so don’t expect an express – but the experience was top-notch overall.
The only downside that I can think of was the lack of bathrooms on the train itself – most rides we take have those as well, but this is well advertised when you order and board, so it is not a surprise.
We’ll look forward to riding this railroad again!
The crew / elves are entertaining all trip…
Fun time with the whole family
We went in early December, and booked the trip for the evening @ 7pm. Better at night so the kids can’t see out the windows especially if there is little or no snow. The crew/ elves are entertaining all trip and provide great chocolate cookies and hot chocolate. Santa comes on board too. Everyone gets a jingle bell (and if you still believe – it rings!)
Wonderful family trip!!
We took the Polar Express with our grandchildren and family on the day after Thanksgiving!! What a wonderful experience. It was magical. The train cars are beautiful, decorated for the holidays and spacious.
The whole experience was well run, well organized and good for anyone young and old!! Some families came in their pajamas!!
The staff on the train were friendly, personable and looked like they were having as much fun as the passengers! The young ladies dressed as cooks were from Kingston & Onteora High Schools. They were amazing!! They went around to all of the families and spoke to the children, took pictures and made sure everyone was having a great time!!
Santa was the best!! He looked great, talked to each family and posed for pictures. This will be a very special memory for years to come.
We plan to make this an annual tradition. Thank you to everyone at the Catskill Mountain Railroad for creating such a special experience!!