My family recently went for a little ride on the Polar Express at Katiland located right here in Temecula. Katiland is a new Christmas Tree lot that’s main feature is it’s miniature trains. There is also bounce houses, a power wheels track, holiday boutique, and photo ops with Lightning McQueen and Mater. Train rides are available during the day for a discounted cost, but the nighttime is when you get a full Polar Express experience. The Polar Express evening rides begin at 5:30pm and go until 8pm. Riders are treated with a hot chocolate to drink while waiting with their golden tickets to board. The Polar Express narrated by Liam Neeson plays while you travel on your journey. When you exit the train you are greeted by a very familiar face, Santa, who also gives out a very special gift a Jingle Bell from his sleigh!
Overall I think this is such a cute place and has so much potential. The train ride is fun and the decorations that were up were done well. It still could use some improvements. More holiday lights would be amazing and even some more decor on the trains route would help. There were a few hiccups during our train ride but the staff handled it so well and kept everyone in a good mood. If you happen to be in the area do stop by or if you live nearby it is a fun little outing. The pricing is reasonable and will help Katiland to grow and become a holiday must.
Take a ride on the Polar Express!
Located near Los Caballos and Pauba Rd (I went via Temecula Parkway to Pauba Road, which seemed to be a fairly easy route.)
Polar Express Train Ride
Daytime 11am to 5:30pm – $3
Evenings 5:30pm to 8pm – $5 (This includes golden ticket, hot chocolate and gift from Santa)