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Waterloo Central Railway

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Waterloo, Ontario N2J 4A9, Canada
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Waterloo Central Railway staff are great

Our daughter thoroughly enjoyed the Polar Express Train ride so much in Dec 2017 that we have... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Blair W
POLAR EXPRESS

My family and I went to the polar express train ride last year. The entire experience was magical... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
harinderbasi
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Georgetown, Canada
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Waterloo, Ontario N2J 4A9, Canada
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Our daughter thoroughly enjoyed the Polar Express Train ride so much in Dec 2017 that we have already booked for Dec 2018. The Waterloo Central Railway staff truly are great. They will make sure you experience both on and off the train is memorable.

Thank Blair W
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Reviewed 2 days ago

My family and I went to the polar express train ride last year. The entire experience was magical and we all had a great time. I will be going again this year and have 4 other families attending with me and we are all looking...More

Thank harinderbasi
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This past year we went on the Polar Express. From the moment we arrived at the train station we were excited. The entire experience was magical. As an adult I enjoyed it as much as my child. We are returning to do the trip again....More

Thank juldrin
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Reviewed 18 February 2018

4 of us went on this 90 minute journey. It is run by volunteers and it basically goes from St Jacobs to Elmira. Nice but there were more stop and stay on the tracts than moving and was disappointed that there was nobody, live or...More

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Reviewed 23 December 2017 via mobile

What a magical memory. For a young child the dancing conductor & waiters, the hot chocolate & cookie, the golden ticket with his name punched into it by the conductor, the reading of the story with extra large copies of the book, pulling up to...More

Thank ViolinGuy
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Reviewed 20 December 2017

Rode the PE with my friend - we're both in our 50s. Had the most wonderful time... it was so well thought out, with details from the story/movie and thoroughly entertaining. There were kids of all ages on this trip - from little kids to...More

Thank Dolliepants
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Reviewed 16 December 2017 via mobile

We took our two young daughters here tonight and they had a great time. You can tell alot of planning and hard work went into this. Some of the things I noticed , for next time that possibly could be helpful to look into. Upon...More

Thank Brandie C
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Reviewed 9 December 2017

I don’t understand all the negative reviews about this place. They try really hard and the whole experience was magical! We have done another polar express ride in New Hampshire and this one was way better. They had the hobo from the movie, the conductor...More

Thank OttawaSenator
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Reviewed 8 December 2017 via mobile

We had an amazing time. While waiting to get on, we had our golden ticket and met the hobo and the conductor and the kids from the movie. Once on the train, it was just like the movie. Hot chocolate, cookies, dancing chefs and music....More

Thank wendymarie57
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Reviewed 5 December 2017

We bought tickets for the polar express train for our family of 7. We were very disappointed with the entire experience. We paid $480 for our family to ride "the magical polar express train". To start the chairs on the train were literally cafeteria chairs...More

Thank lind0504
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Sucharita S
10 September 2017|
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Response from Michelle d | Reviewed this property |
Not worth it. Take a look at my review.
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Linda B
1 July 2015|
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Response from RescueTeam | Reviewed this property |
Tickets can be purchased online (Get Tickets button at the top of the page on the Waterloo Central Rwy. website, or onboard the train.
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Linda B
1 July 2015|
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Response from RescueTeam | Reviewed this property |
Tickets can be purchased in advance (via their website) or on board the train.
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