Christmas in July: Polar Express discount tickets available

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Christmas has come early this year for fans of “The Polar Express’’ book and film.

Ticket discounts are available for the Polar Express train adventure departing from Tavares. The Royal Palm Railway Experience, presented by Orlando & Northwestern Railway, is celebrating Christmas in July with a special discount of $20 off per ticket. The offer runs through the end of July. Rides start Nov. 15 and continue through December.

Set to the sounds of the motion picture soundtrack, passengers will relive the magic of the classic story as they are whisked away on the Polar Express for a magical one-hour trip from Tavares, a news release states. Santa and his helpers board the train to greet passengers, and each guest is given the first gift of Christmas, a silver sleigh bell.

Hosts will punch passengers’ golden tickets before hot chocolate and cookies are served by dancing chefs. During the trip, characters on each car lead passengers in caroling and onboard entertainment, just like in the film. Passengers also will read along with the classic children’s book by Chris Van Allsburg.

Go to eztrainticket.com/events to purchase tickets. The XMASJULY promo code automatically will be applied to the purchase at checkout. Or call 352.742.7200 for more information.

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The Royal Palm Railway Experience train. // Archive photo

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