The Magic of the Polar Specific™ Practice Experience on Brightline

Is it your baby’s “essential 12 months”? That’s the query the Miami-based efficiency troupe of Polar Specific™ asks as you start your magical journey from South Florida to the North Pole. For this mother, it simply so occurs to be that 12 months—for my 9 year-old daughter, that’s. She began asking questions final Christmas, however we bought via the vacations comparatively unscathed. Sadly, it was later revealed in her class in school that the Easter Bunny and maybe the Tooth Fairy had been each orchestrated by dad and mom. It’s solely pure that Santa rapidly joined the group. 

I didn’t wish to give in and admit that one in every of parenting’s greatest secrets and techniques was a lie. However, I additionally couldn’t be completely dishonest when my daughter regarded me straight within the eye and requested whether or not or not Santa was actual. My reply? “I consider within the magic of the vacations and Santa is a superb a part of that magic.” Then I cried. After which I instantly booked THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Practice Experience within the hopes we might give Santa yet another go earlier than she entered true non-believer territory. 

Again for the fourth 12 months and working via Dec. 29, 2022 at MiamiCentral Station, THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Practice Experience is an enchanted re-creation of the basic kids’s story led by a solid of gifted actors onboard an actual Brightline practice. Like the youngsters within the e-book, households are inspired to put on their pajamas for the trip! We Boca residents can’t take the Brightline from downtown fairly but, so we advocate driving to the Fort Lauderdale station when you don’t wish to trek all the way in which to Miami in your automobile (a further ticket to purchase-FYI).

The journey of this vacation basic involves life when the festive practice departs for the North Pole. Set to the sounds of the movement image soundtrack, passengers will relive the magic of this story as they’re whisked away on THE POLAR EXPRESS™ for a one-hour journey to satisfy and work together with Santa. 

As soon as aboard, the conductor will work his approach via the coach and punch golden tickets earlier than sizzling chocolate and scrumptious shortbread cookies (delivered to you by Walkers Shortbread) are served by fantastical dancing cooks. Passengers then learn together with the basic kids’s e-book, The Polar Specific, by Chris Van Allsburg as Santa and his helpers board the practice to greet and current every visitor with the primary present of Christmas, a memento bell, identical to within the film. 

My daughter’s response was a little bit…combined. Don’t get me mistaken, she beloved all of it! I did too. She participated in every thing (particularly the recent chocolate and cookies!) and placed on an excellent present for her 5 year-old cousin who was enthralled by the entire expertise. Mid-train trip, she advised me that she desires to be a keeper of the magic for her cousin and mates who’re nonetheless believers. She additionally thanked me for all of the presents from earlier Christmases. However my daughter insisted that the vacations are severe enterprise and that we have to proceed traditions like “The Elf” and leaving cookies and milk out for Santa to make sure that the opposite youngsters don’t suspect something. 

I additionally assume she desires to do it “simply in case.” And that’s the magic of the Polar Specific. It reminds you that good issues occur whenever you BELIEVE. 

Actual dates, instances, and fares can be found by visiting Ticket costs vary from $45 to $75, relying on the ticket sort, date, and time of the trip.

Michelle Olson-Rogers is a mother of 1 and the founding father of Fashionable Boca Mother, an award-winning life-style web site for the trendy & trendy South Florida Mommy. She will also be discovered on Instagram at @modernbocamom.

Disclosure: We had been hosted by Brightline to expertise THE POLAR EXPRESS™ for evaluate functions. Spherical-trip practice fare to/from the Ft. Lauderdale was additionally offered.