Saratoga Polar Express
Posted 27 November 2011 - 09:16 PM
The worst part was the Santa - his dark ponytail was sticking way out of his santa wig, his beard was falling off his face & he kept pulling it up & you'd think he could wear a white or red shirt under the santa coat instead of BLUE?
If this thing was $10 each, I'd say ok but for what they are charging, this is a HUGE disappointment
Posted 28 November 2011 - 01:38 AM
Posted 28 November 2011 - 03:04 AM
actually, you could make mad cash selling beers to the dads. Every dad on the train looked like they wanted to jump!
Invests in PBR. What the fuck it's only a buck.
Posted 28 November 2011 - 05:20 PM
once the train started evan's friend and his mom came back to our seats. since we were in last row I was able to sit on the ledge and other mom stood. last row actually worked out cuz they could look out the back window as we got close to "the north pole". and evan was the first one to receive the bell from santa since the last row was near the stairs....the first gift of christmas!
the kids are 5. I would say 4 would be the ideal age to go. evan knew the elves were fake in the north pole house display. and the next day he even said the houses were made of cardboard...and santa must like hanging out at the pretend north pole.
evan and his friend liked the hobo the best, that came through our train several times. also, they must have different santa's because ours looked very real. pretty sure his hair and beard were real.
Posted 29 November 2011 - 01:09 AM
Posted 09 December 2011 - 08:21 PM
'Polar Express' train jumps tracks with 100 children on board
</HEADER>By msnbc.com staff and news services
UTICA, N.Y. -- Nearly 370 people aboard a "Polar Express" holiday train got quite a ride on Thursday night -- three of the cars and an engine derailed after the train left the Utica station.
The derailed cars stayed upright and no one was hurt. One of the passengers on board, Molly Hartnett, of Manlius, told The Post-Standard of Syracuse that the train was too far from the station to walk back in the dark, so Santa visited the train while the passengers waited for buses to pick them up.
That made an impression on Hartnett's grandson, Liam Hartnett-Weare, 6, who told The Post-Standard: "It was cool.
About 100 children were on board, and firefighters carried some of the smaller kids to the buses.
The "Polar Express" takes children to a replica of the North Pole to meet Santa. It's inspired by the picture book of the same name, about a doubting boy who regains faith in the spirit of Christmas during a magical train trip to the North Pole.
Officials said Friday night's Polar Express trips on the Adirondack Scenic Railroad were canceled, UticaOD.com reported.