The Polar Express Train Tour Experience!

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$159.00

Tour Overview

We’re off to the North Pole on this unique winter Orlando Christmas train adventure! We’ll bring your entire group to the beautiful winter village of Mount Dora for a trip to the North Pole on board an authentic train tour that recreates THE POLAR EXPRESS film.

You’ll experience iconic moments from the film as you have your golden ticket punched by the conductor, enjoy hot cocoa served by dancing chefs, interact with the hobo and other various characters from the film, and enjoy a reading of the classic children’s book THE POLAR EXPRESS by Chris Van Allsburg.

Upon arrival at the North Pole, Santa Claus and his elves will climb aboard and visit each group. Each child will receive a silver bell from Santa’s sleigh as the first gift of your Orlando Christmas!

After your train tour journey back from the North Pole, the adventure continues with time to explore the historic downtown of Mount Dora. Known as a slice of “Old Florida,” this New England style village on the shores of Lake Dora, boasts a myriad of boutiques, antique shops, local eats and scenic parks, contrasting the big city feel and crowds of the Orlando tourist zone.

In the winter time Mount Dora is known for an array of dazzling lights on display at night. With the whole town involved in festivities, you have a chance to see breathtaking displays of winter cheer.

This tour brings you and your family on an unforgettable Orlando Christmas experience, complete with everything but Tom Hanks!

The Polar Express Train Tour Experience Includes:

  • Round-trip transportation from your hotel
  • Transportation aboard THE POLAR EXPRESS Train Tour Ride
  • One cup of hot cocoa per person served during the train tour
  • One sugar cookie per person served during the train tour
  • One silver THE POLAR EXPRESS Train Tour branded jingle bell per person
  • Live narration and entertainment during the train tour
  • Assortment of drinks to and from Mount Dora
  • Shopping time in Historic Downtown Mount Dora
  • Professional guide with local commentary
  • 10% discount for next Original Orlando Tour (valid for 30 days)
  • This Original Orlando Tours Adventurer Tour includes an Orlando discount booklet for each guest
  • Earns SUNNY PERKS REWARDSTM
  • Confirmation will be sent within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • A minimum of 4 people per booking is required
    • Children Ticket: 4-12
    •  Adult Ticket: 13+
  • Seating is regular train seating (two seats per row) aboard the train
  • The minimum age of all our guests is 4 years old

Exclusions and Extras:

  • This train tour is not wheelchair accessible

Season/Time:

Approximately 4 ½-5 hours total. Please note that Orlando traffic conditions can vary widely while I-4 is under construction. This tour typically operates in November and December each year.

Cancellation Policy:

You may receive a full or partial refund by notifying us via email at info@originalorlando.com of the cancellation. No refunds shall be issued for cancellations not received at least 72 hours in advance of the starting time and date of your tour. Please review your Terms and Conditions document for other cancellation provisions.

Sunny’s Local Tips and Bits:

Mount Dora’s historic Lakeside Inn has hosted Presidents Coolidge and Eisenhower, Thomas Edison, and Henry Ford. The 1981 film “Honky Tonk Freeway” was filmed in Mount Dora, and many Mount Dora buildings were temporarily painted pink for the film’s set. Mount Dora is famous locally for its antique shops and cafes. Original Orlando Tours offer other themed tours on the Royal Palm Express, as well as several other Orlando Christmas themed unique adventures.

Other:

This train tour is only offered in English. Florida weather is unpredictable and may impact the tour. If the weather is deemed unsafe by our guide due to weather conditions prior to commencement of the tour, Original Orlando Tours will offer a substitute tour at the original day and time, offer a credit to be used on any future Original Orlando Tours adventure, or fully refund the tour fee, the choice of which is at the option of our special guests impacted by the weather disruption. There are no refunds once the tour has commenced (i.e., the vehicle has left your departure point). This train tour also includes an Orlando discount savings booklet. We suggest wearing a hat, comfortable shoes and sunscreen to make your tour an enjoyable one in warm months as well as a jacket in cooler weather.

 

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  • Christoph I

    1 Review
    "A Winter Adventure!"
    MT Dora was MAGICAL at Christmas Time! If you've ever seen the Polar Express movie, or even if you haven't, the train ride is INCREDIBLE and really made my kids happy.
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  • Chris Flemming

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    "New Tradition"
    Every year for winter we come to Orlando to spend time with my wife's family before Christmas but it always feels like "before Christmas." My mother-in-law suggested we go on a train ride and I had no idea what to expect at first. I have to say emphatically that this tour really got us into the actual Christmas spirit. With the decorations everywhere and the music playing, it felt magical. Our tour guide was extremely helpful and all in on the experience as well, he took us on a drive through a show of Christmas lights in the area and interacted with the kids very well. I think it is safe to say that we found our new tradition when we come down to visit in winter!
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  • Frank Rayle

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    "Enjoyable trip "
    We went to Mount Dora for the Polar Express Train Ride and it was very fun. The driver was friendly and knew a lot about where we were going so the ride was comfortable and interesting.
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  • Bethany Davis

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    "Check out the christmas lights in Mount Dora "
    My whole family really had an amazing time, the train was decorated and the cast were all enthusiastic and my kids had a great time, even the oldest (12) who thinks he's too cool for family stuff like this anymore. Make sure to check out the Christmas lights in Mount Dora if that is your kind of thing, our guide knew just where to go to get some beautiful photos!
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  • Rachel Strong

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    "Fabulous day! "
    Everything went very smoothly! Very friendly driver/tour guide and there were no complications! Great experience for everyone and I would highly recommend trying this out, it is worth every penny!
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  • Matt Stenton

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    This was a very informative and fun trip and really got the Christmas cheer alight for my kids. I couldn't help but smile as they sang along and got excited for Santa. Exploring Mount Dora after the train ride was a good time as well, able to keep the mood high and our tour guide was able to give us great suggestions and point out interesting things around town for us. I would do this trip again!
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  • Mitch Daniels

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    "Super Easy Super Fun"
    Our pick up and transportation was as easy as I could have asked for. I felt like I really got to know the area on the way to Mount Dora and never would have thought to do this or would have been able to do it with such ease. The kids loved everything about this tour, they downed the hot chocolate and sugar cookie (they even took mine,) and love the little gift they got afterwards.
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    Easily the best thing I have done in Orlando in the Christmas Season, an immersive experience like no other as well as getting to know the area and fun/interesting stories.
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  • Anna Dunn

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    "Anna Dunn "
    I took this trip with my 2 grandkids and they loved it. The tour guide was nice and friendly and very well informed. I would recommend this to anyone with kids and I plan on taking them again.
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  • Robin Wiseman

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    "Christmas in Florida "
    We did the Polar Express Train Tour Experience and it was excellent. The trip to Mount Dora went by quickly as our guide was full of fun facts about the area and could tell a story well. Never would have guessed Christmas in Florida could be this fun.
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  • Misty McMeekin

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    "Classic Tale"
    I could not believe this was an actual thing. I loved reading the book and when the movie came out I watched it 20 times. When my friend had suggested I look into an actual train ride I thought she was kidding, but I am happy to report she was not. This was an amazing experience I got to share with my kids and it isn't something I will be forgetting soon. I hope I am able to do this again sometime because it was everything I wanted with no hassle or work on my end. Original Orlando tours took care of all the transportation and knew just where to guide us to get the best out of our time in Mount Dora. I loved it.
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