This was our first ride on the Santa Train, and I must say that it is the best value in the state. At $25 per ticket, it's about the cheapest Santa ride around, and at about 2 hours, its the longest adventure. Features that make it stand out from the other Santa trains include elaborate costuming of the elves and the Clauses, an outfitted minstrel playing guitar, a great ride up a mountain, and most notably, a real "stop" at the North Pole. After a half hour ride, we arrived at the North Pole, complete with an indoor space to meet with Santa. Hot chocolate and cookies were served outdoors, and you could also get holiday temporary tattoos. The layover lasts an hour, long enough to partake in all the festivities and even go for a short hike. But don't worry, you can also retreat to the warmth of the car if it's too cold or windy.
Definitely the best value around. Not the most "magical," but certainly worth your time for some holiday fun.
One issue: You can prepay for parking online, which I did, but that particular day, they were not charging for parking. So there went $5...
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