EAST WAREHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--As the countdown to Christmas continues, Cape Cod Central Railroad (CCCR) today announced new special offers and additional seating for the Polar Express train ride departing out of Hyannis and Buzzards Bay. CCCR is pleased to offer guests two new special offers to either buy four tickets and get a free copy of The Polar Express classic children’s book or buy five tickets get a sixth ticket free. With these new offers and additional seating being added, now is the time to book your magical journey with your family on The Polar Express train ride, an official Warner Brothers licensed event.
The 2012 season marks the first for this surefire new family tradition, based on the classic children’s book and movie. Departing six days a week from Buzzards Bay and Hyannis, the Polar Express will continue to transport passengers to the North Pole through December 30. Along the way, families will enjoy caroling, hot cocoa, cookies and read along with the book as the train makes its magical round-trip journey to the North Pole. Families are encouraged to wear their pajamas!
“The weeks leading up to Christmas are set to be our busiest days on the rails as families look to enjoy the most magical time of the year. We hope that adding these special promotional offers and additional seats will offer more people the opportunity to make this a holiday tradition,” said Cape Rail, Inc. President Chris Podgurski. “We look forward to welcoming families aboard as they create holiday memories to last a lifetime.”
The Polar Express offers coach, premium coach and first class table and dome seating options. Coach tickets are $29 for adults; $24 for children ages 2-12; and free for lap children. Premium coach tickets are $39 for adults; $29 for children ages 2-12; and free for lap children. First class dome and table seating tickets are $59 for adults; $49 for children 2-12; and $10 for lap children.
The Polar Express Train Ride is approximately a one-hour and 15 minute round-trip train ride departing at 4:10 or 7:00 p.m. from Buzzards Bay and 3:45, 6:00 or 8:15 p.m. from Hyannis. To be eligible for the special offers, tickets must be purchased by phone at 888-797-RAIL (7245). One offer only per reservation. Tickets can be purchased by phone and online. For more information about The Polar Express, including a complete schedule visit www.capecodpolarexpressride.com.
About the Cape Cod Central Railroad
Cape Cod Central Railroad ("CCCR") is a subsidiary of Cape Rail, Inc., and operates a variety of tourist, charter and special event passenger trains over several miles of track on Cape Cod and in southeastern Massachusetts. The majority of CCCR's operations are conducted seasonally on Cape Cod where CCCR has been operating such trains since 2007. For more information visit www.CapeTrain.com.
About The Polar Express Movie
The Academy Award-winning team of Tom Hanks and director Robert Zemeckis reunite for The Polar Express, an inspiring adventure based on the beloved children's book by Chris Van Allsburg. When a doubting young boy takes an extraordinary train ride to the North Pole, he embarks on a journey of self-discovery that shows him that the wonder of life never fades for those who believe. Sony Pictures Imageworks and visual effects supervisor Ken Ralston, Oscar winners for their innovative work, help bring the story vividly to the screen in full CG animation through Imageworks’ next-generation motion capture process that allows live-action performances to drive the emotions and movements of the digital characters. Warner Home Video will once again offer The Polar Express in standard-definition, Blu-ray and 3D DVD versions this holiday season.
About The Polar Express Book:
The Polar Express movie is based on Chris VanAllsburg’s classic holiday picture book, which tells the story of a boy who takes a magical Christmas Eve train ride to the North Pole to receive a special gift from Santa. First published by Houghtin Mifflin Company in 1985, The Polar Express became an instant holiday favorite and has sold more than 6 million copies worldwide. In 1986 it won the prestigious Caldecott Medal for Illustration.
Based on THE POLAR EXPRESS book and characters TM & © 1985 by Chris Van Allsburg. Used by permission of Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved. TM & © Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. (s12)