North Polar Express Train Rides

Open Nightly from 4pm – Close

All aboard! Take a ride on the North Polar Express during PNC Festival of Lights! This holiday favorite promises extra fun as you will see lights and sights you can’t see anywhere else in the Zoo. This relaxing ride comes to a finish on Swan Lake to our famous Wild Lights show!

carousel FOL

Carousel Rides

Open Nightly from 4pm – Close 

Nothing is more fun than riding our Zoo-themed Carousel during PNC Festival of Lights! Take a ride while listening to holiday music and enjoying the lights in Safari Camp!

Rides and Holiday 4-D Experience Pricing:
  • North Polar Express Train Rides- $3 per ticket, per ride.
  • Carousel Rides- $2 per ticket, per ride.
  • UNLIMITED Train & Carousel Rides- $7 per person.
  • Holiday 4-D Experience- $5 per ticket.
  • Holiday 4-D Experience Member- $4 per ticket.
  • Holiday 4-D Experience Gold Member- $3 per ticket.

Best Value!

Combine UNLIMITED Rides and a Holiday 4-D Experience with your Admission and save with the Holiday Adventure Ticket: Your All-Access Pass to PNC Festival of Lights!

Showing in the 4-D Special-FX Theater
This Holiday Season!


Immerse yourself in our 4-D Special-FX Theater, a cinematic adventure that combines high-definition 3-D projection with thrilling sensory effects such as wind, mist, snow, scents, and more! This one-of-a-kind experience is filled with excitement, stunning visuals, and all sorts of surprises!


The Polar Express 4-D Experience
Polar Express

THE POLAR EXPRESS and all related characters and elements are trademarks of and © Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.

You are invited on an extraordinary 4-D adventure this holiday season on THE POLAR EXPRESS! When a doubting young boy takes an extraordinary train ride to the North Pole, he embarks on a journey of self-discovery that shows him that the wonder of life never fades for those who believe. THE POLAR EXPRESS is based on the inspiring and beloved Caldecott Medal children’s book by Chris Van Allsburg.

Ice Age: A Mammoth Christmas 4-D
Ice Age: A Mammoth Christmas 4-D

Ice Age: A Mammoth Christmas™ & © 2014 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. All Rights Reserved.

Our favorite Ice Age friends are back in a holiday adventure for the whole family! When Sid accidentally destroys Manny’s heirloom Christmas rock, he lands on Santa’s ”naughty list”. Sid leads the gang on a hilarious quest to the North Pole to make things right with Santa. Unfortunately, Sid ends up making things much worse and it’s up to Manny and his prehistoric posse to band together and save Christmas for the entire world.