(PRWEB) In 1985, Chris Van Allsburg wrote The Polar Express, a story of a magical train ride on Christmas Eve. The train takes a young boy to the North Pole to receive a special gift from Santa Claus. “The Polar Express,” published by Houghton Mifflin Company, has become a contemporary holiday classic, with over 6 million copies sold worldwide.
In 2004 Warner Bros. Entertainment, Inc. reunited the Academy Award-winning team of Tom Hanks and director Robert Zemeckis in an inspiring animated version. That same year Great Smoky Mountain Railroad [GSMR] began operating The Polar Express. Last year over 30,000 passengers rode THE POLAR EXPRESS with GSMR, and this year they will welcome it back beginning November 4th and operating through December 24th. Continued