Train and Wagon Rides

What's the best scene at Santa's Magical Kingdom?  It's the look of awe and wonder on children's faces as they board Santa's very own train for their magical journey through millions of shimmering lights! Old Fashioned Holiday Wagon Rides are also available and offer guests an open air adventure with a 360 degree unobstructed view of all the incredible sights and sounds of the Kingdom. Available as group or private wagon rides, both offer fun and memorable ways to celebrate the season with friends and family! Starting on Christmas Eve, reservations for the wagon rides are NOT required.  You may drive into the park, pay for your ride in the general store, and we will get you on the next available time slot.  Guest services is available nightly from 4:30pm-10pm.  

When you book a wagon or train ride for 2 or more persons, YOUR VEHICLE ADMISSION FEE TO THE KINGDOM IS WAIVED!  Plus, your reservation is taken in-house, by our own staff of elves so there is no additional booking/service fee for train or wagon rides at Santa's Magical Kingdom.


Santa Express Train Rides Schedule & Pricing

TRAIN RIDES are available MONDAY-THURSDAY ONLY at 5:30 pm and 6:00 pm from Nov 18 - Dec 5.  Due to a heavier demand for the Old Fashioned Holiday Wagon rides; after Dec 5, the train rides are no longer available and only the wagons will run.

The train carries a maximum of 30 passengers. Blankets are provided for you to use during your ride but please dress warmly.

$13 PER PERSON for a reservation of up to 9 persons

$10 PER PERSON for a reservation of 10 or more. when at least 10 seats are booked in one transaction

Children age 2 and under are free as long as they ride on the lap of an adult.


Old Fashioned Holiday Wagon Schedule & Pricing

WAGON RIDES operate NIGHTLY, every half hour Nov 15 - Jan 5 until 10:00 pm nightly. See below for a more detailed wagon schedule

MONDAY - THURSDAY until Dec 5 the first wagon ride will run (after the train rides) at 6:30 pm and then every half hour after that until 10:00 pm 

MONDAY-THURSDAY after Dec 5 the first wagon ride will run at 5:30 pm and then every half hour after that until 10:00 pm.

FRIDAY, SATURDAY, & SUNDAY Nov 15 - Jan 5th the first wagon will run at 5:30 pm and then run every half hour until  10:30 pm.

$13 PER PERSON for a reservation of up to 9 persons

$10 PER PERSON for a reservation of 10 or more booked for any night EXCEPT SATURDAY. 10 or more seats must be booked in a single transaction to qualify.

Children age 2 and under are free as long as they ride on the lap of an adult.

The wagon ride carries a maximum of 40 passengers. Blankets are provided for you to use during your ride, but please dress warmly. To board the wagon, all passengers must be able to walk up a set of four steps with handrails.

Private Wagon Ride Schedule & Pricing

Private Rides are available nightly beginning Nov 15 until Jan 5. The private wagon rides will seat up to 8 adult passengers or 10 passengers as long as two of the riders are children. To board the private wagon, all passengers must be able to walk up a set of four steps with handrails. The times for the private rides are:

Monday thru Thursday starting at 5:30 pm then every half hour until 10:00 pm.

Friday, Saturday, and Sunday starting at 5:30 pm then every half hour until 10:30 pm

$60 for 1-2 people, $13 for each additional person after the 1st two.

Children age 2 and under are free as long as they ride on the lap of an adult.

Where To Go For Your Rides

On our busiest traffic nights: 11/30, 12/7, 12/14, 12/20, 12/21, 12/22, and 12/23 we ask all wagon riders to park at a gas station nearby to avoid waiting in long vehicle admission lines.  At the gas station, you will assisted by one of our friendly elves to board a school bus which will bypass most of the line and will bring you into the Kingdom for your ride. When you make your reservations, you'll be provided with detailed instructions regarding the bus. And don't worry - you'll be able to spend time in Kringle's store and visit with Santa after your wagon ride because you can board the return bus every 1/2 hour.

For all other nights (NON-BUS NIGHTS):  you will drive into the Kingdom as if you were driving through in your vehicle.  When you get to the top of the hill by the gingerbread house, inform the staff member there that you have reservations for the train or wagon, and they will direct you to parking.  Once parked, head to the General Store desk to check in and pick up your wagon pass so you may begin boarding for your ride. You'll want to leave plenty of time after your ride to visit with Santa and browse through Kringle's unique selection of gifts, toys, apparel, and holiday decor. 

PLEASE NOTE: 

1) You must be on time for your ride. In consideration of all our guests, the rides must stay on schedule. Therefore, we cannot hold rides to wait for late passengers and there is no guarantee that there will be availability for your group on a later ride that evening.

2) BACK FOR 2019 is the recently added 1/2 mile of road filled with new scenes and nearly a million more lights. However, this part of the show is not seen during the wagon rides. Because our wagon rides are often booked by families with young children and/or elderly family members, we have chosen to keep the wagon ride the same length of time as in the past due to the fact that the rides are a winter outdoor experience. Guests driving to the Kingdom for wagon rides on non-bus nights can take a tour through the show again and view the additional section from their vehicle as they exit the Kingdom.  On the bus nights, wagon riders will receive one family vehicle admission pass per household to come back and see the entire show again for FREE during any night of the 2019 season except for these seven black out nights: 11/30, 12/7, 12/14, 12/20, 12/21, 12/22, 12/23.


Cancellation Policy

Once tickets are purchased, no cancellations or refunds will be allowed unless Santa's Magical Kingdom is forced to cancel rides due to inclement weather or other unforeseen circumstances.

Call one of Santa's elves at  636-938-5925 to book your wagon or train ride.

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