Grand Canyon Railway, Williams, Arizona
Ratings by kids' ages
- Tots (0-2)
- Little kids (3-5)
- Big kids (6-8)
- Tweens (9-12)
- Teens (13+)
The Grand Canyon Railway is a passenger railroad which operates between Williams and the South Rim of the Grand Canyon. For entertainment, mock bandits board the train on the evening return trip to Williams.
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We experienced the Polar Express and took the train to the Grand Canyon. If you have young kids, especially ones who love trains, you probably can't go wrong with this. From an adult point of view, you have to put yourselve in the proper frame of mind. What else can explain hundreds of kids with parents/grandparents in tow, all wearing matching Christmas themed pajamas wondering around town, hotels and the train depot. It must be a strange sight for anyone who no longer believe . . . So we did get hot cocoa as thick as melted chocolate bars - almost too thick and sweet. You also get a cookie that is gluten and nut free - saves the hastle of dealing with all the allergy issues these days. For my obser...
Okay for the really little ones, but really not worth the money. The train ride was through a sparsely populated area, not Christmas decorations for the most part. the ''North Pole'' was a cheap cut out house collection with a sleigh in front. They certainly missed a marketing opportunity there. The train itself was at least 100 degrees when we entered, so hot you had to open the windows. Santa did get on the train and that was a thrill. The food was poor in the restaurant. They are the only place to eat, and all three meals were lacking. The wait staff cranky and in one instance MUCH less than honest. The hotel was nice. I am glad we went so we don't have to go again. It is not worth the money. Just stay ho...
To see your child's face light up is priceless! The good about the train ride your child gets to see santa. The bad about the train ride it is very squishy and when they read you the book about the polar express it was very hard to hear. For our family to go it was almost $100 and it was set up ...
Polar Express Christmas
I am new to the Polar Express experience and I cannot think of a better way to kick off Christmas. My kids were besides themselves and we're tic...
Good enough for a Encore trip this year
Last year (Dec 2010) we traveled to Williams from phoenix. We left ample time to explore Williams, eat dinner and play in the snow. Our son was 2.5 almost 3 and LOVED every part of the experience. He loves Christmas and the Polar express movie and train and this was a very memorable experience for him and our family. It would have been nice to bring our copy of the book to read along and i would recommend i if you have one. I would also recommend not taking a lot on the train. while there is storage areas its could be very cramped. The experience for the adults is obviously less enjoyable as, mentioned in other reviews, the north pole setup is little more than you would find in exuberant law decorations. The...