The magical story comes to life the minute the train departs the Palestine Depot for the journey to the North Pole. (The adventure is even more fun when families and friends show up in their pajamas!) Enveloped by the motion picture soundtrack, passengers will relive the magic of the tale as they are whisked away on THE POLAR EXPRESS?. Once onboard, chefs serve hot chocolate and cookies as they recite the classic children?s book, The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg. (Be sure to purchase a book along with your tickets so your child can read his/her own book along with the chefs.) At the North Pole, Santa and his elves greet passengers and then board the train. St. Nick gives everyone the first gift of Christmas ? a silver sleigh bell (only believers can hear ringing!). On the ride back to THE POLAR EXPRESS? train depot, chefs lead passengers in singing joyous Christmas carols. Make sure to purchase the official POLAR EXPRESS? book for your child when you make your reservations. Gift-wrapped as their first gift of the season, they can read along with the Coco Chefs aboard the magical journey to the North Pole.