My daughter and son-in-law invited me to accompany on the Polar Express. We all had a great time – it was well done. We were fortunate to travel first class and to have Jim as our car man - what a nice man is and a great asset to the railway.
I would highly recommend spending the extra money on the upgrade to first class. We had tables and chairs rather than coach type seating, as we had to have somewhere to put our hot chocolate and cookies served by Mrs. Claus. The hot chocolate was served in a nice souvenir mug. (Coach does not get a souvenir mug and they get their hot choc and cookies in the station after the ride).