This is a must do for little ones; though we saw many adults who had no children and were having a great time all the same. If you haven't seen Polar Express, might be worth doing so the narration on the train makes sense. There is a short reenactment before boarding the train, and it's really a neat moment when that big locomotive comes towards you. I would recommend sitting on the right side (when faced towards the front) since Santa is visible at first, though the train somehow switches and you will get the same view coming back. But first impressions and all...We did the Deluxe option which includes a mug and everyone gets hot chocolate. If you are with a bigger group, the Deluxe section has chairs that can flip around so they face your friends/family instead of forward. Santa and the staff make a visit, and cookies are also served. Great experience for the little ones, especially when everyone on board (adults included) were handed songbooks and joined in singing it together. Santa was on hand in the museum later to take photos with the kids (long line). Well worth the drive.
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