I might rate this higher if the website were more informative because we would have been better prepared. We came with our ten and four year old for the polar express. We were told to arrive an hour early for our 4 pm trip. We sat around for an hour. Then it was an hour to "the north pole going very slow through albeit pretty country side. Then there are snacks and a huge line to see Santa. Granted the Santa experience is super authentic. But we are stuck an hour and a half and it's 25 degrees out. We weren't aware of the lack of warmth or shelter and while we were dressed for Winter you really need snow boots and snow pants and warm hats. Dress like you are going skiing. The shelter with snacks is overrun with no room so we just sat on the train for an hour waiting for everyone because it was the only warm spot. Return at just before 8 makes it a 5 hour trip. Every kid on the train was coughing and screaming and crying for the return trip.
Perfect for ages 2 to 10. 45 min each way with a break at the turn around. Plusses (1) You can get up close and personal (2) All the requisite sights and sounds (3) penny crushing fun in Attica (4) Just right length for young kids attention span. (5) Open car and windowed cars (6) Fairly scenic run. Cons (1) Limited bathroom opportunities when it's in motion.