(PRESS RELEASE)_MIAMI, Fla. (October 22, 2018) - Santa may have his sleigh, but Brightline is the most magical way to get around South Florida this holiday season. Beginning in early December, all Brightline trains and stations will be in full holiday regalia. The hospitality-focused express, intercity passenger rail service will also deliver one of the season’s most anticipated events in the tri-county area, THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride. Originating and culminating in Brightline’s Fort Lauderdale station, this one-of-a-kind experience will bring to life the heartwarming story by famed children’s author, Chris Van Allsburg, during a magical, one-hour trip aboard THE POLAR EXPRESS™ set to the performances and sounds of the Warner Bros. Pictures feature film.
“Brightline is excited to work with Rail Events Productions and Warner Bros. Consumer Products to create a magical holiday experience on THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride,” said Johanna Rojas, Brightline’s vice president of marketing. “In addition to the on-board programming, there are holiday happenings occurring around each of our South Florida stations. Brightline is the brightest, easiest and most stress-free way to connect South Florida this season.”
Jump aboard THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride on Brightline
Select Dates November 11, 2018 – January 1, 2019
Fort Lauderdale Brightline Station; 101 NW 2nd Ave, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311
Performances at 10:00am, 12:00pm, 2:00pm, 4:00pm, 6:00pm, 8:00pm
With prices starting at $55 per adult, $50 per child (ages 2 - 11), THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride whisks passengers away on a magical 62-minute journey, reliving the classic story in the form of special performances, surprises, hot chocolate, cookies, and more. Once on board, hot chocolate and treats are served by dancing chefs while passengers read along with the classic children's book. Santa and his helpers board the train to greet passengers and distribute a silver sleigh bell to each passenger, the very first gift of Christmas. Passengers are encouraged to wear their coziest holiday pajamas. Tickets can be purchased through https://www.ftlthepolarexpressride.com/. Can’t wait to get the holiday season started? Save $10 off any event ticket for THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride on 11/11, 11/17 or 11/18 using promotional code EARLYBIRD.
Take a Sleigh Ride to THE POLAR EXPRESS™ from Miami and West Palm Beach*
November 11, 2018 – January 1, 2019
Brightline at MiamiCentral; 600 NW 1st Ave, Miami, FL 33136
West Palm Beach Brightline Station; 260 S Quadrille Blvd, West Palm Beach, FL 33401
While THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride originates and ends at the Fort Lauderdale Brightline station, enthusiasts from Miami-Dade and Palm Beach counties can take a sleigh ride from either station to easily and conveniently access Fort Lauderdale within 30 minutes, extending the magic from door to door.
● Guests who book their Brightline train tickets to Fort Lauderdale by November 10 will receive a promotion code for 25 percent off THE POLAR EXPRESS™ merchandise that is available for purchase in Brightline’s stations and complimentary parking at the Miami or West Palm Beach stations.
● Guests will receive a 25 percent discount on rides in Smart to and from the Fort Lauderdale station by using promotion code BLPOLAR. Children 12 and under ride complimentary!
*Note: Easy access to THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride from Miami and West Palm Beach aboard Brightline is available for nearly all performances for the duration of the experience, with the exception of Miami to Fort Lauderdale for all 10:10 a.m. performances only.
Easily Access Holiday Happenings Across South Florida with Brightline
All season long
From ROCKAPELLA CHRISTMAS at the Broward Center of Performing Arts to The Nutcracker by Miami City Ballet at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, Brightline is a great way to access the area’s top holidays performances and shows. Riders can also enjoy special transportation to and from the Fort Lauderdale Brightline station on Saturday, December 15, to attend the area’s beloved flotilla of lights, the Seminole Hard Rock and Casino WinterFest Boat Parade. With some of the biggest shopping destinations in South Florida located within walking distance or a short Lyft ride away from Brightline stations, including CityPlace in West Palm Beach, Las Olas Boulevard in Fort Lauderdale and Brickell City Centre in Downtown Miami, passengers can also quickly and easily check off every item on their list while en route, and without having to fuss over parking spaces or holiday traffic.
While in Fort Lauderdale, enthusiasts can also catch an IMAX showing of Warner Bros.’ THE POLAR EXPRESS™ at The Museum of Discovery and Science (November 18 - December 23), the perfect pairing for a fun-filled day of holiday wonder.
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