Join Tinkerbell, her fairy friend Maribelle, the infamous Captain Hook and his band of swashbuckling pirates aboard the Pirates & Pixies Express! Before your train departs, participate in a treasure scavenger hunt around the station and platform. In our original live show, the pixies attempt to stop the pirates from commandeering the train for their own. Each rider must choose a side… will it be Hook’s pirate crew, or the Pixie’s Guild? Be part of the pirate and fairy magic aboard this daring new train experience! Tinkerbell, Maribelle and Captain Hook will ride the train and visit with all riders during the 1½-hour round-trip to the Mt. Cuba Picnic Grove.

Passengers are encouraged to arrive 20-30 minutes before departure to participate in the treasure scavenger hunt. Costumes are encouraged!

We are excited to be partnering with Sew Classy Princess Parties to bring you this new event for 2020!

This departure is powered by one of our historic first-generation diesel locomotives.

Reservation Policy

Pirates & Pixies Express
Photo: Sew Classy Princess Parties


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Choose our open-air car, and you'll enjoy wide-open windows and side-facing seats for a panoramic view of the scenery. This seating option cannot be purchased online. You can upgrade to this car when picking up or purchasing tickets at the station.

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Groups of 20-25 people can rent one of our red cabooses to have a private party aboard the train. Learn more about caboose rentals



Larger groups (between 25 and 40 people) can rent our Parlor Car to have a private party aboard the train. The Parlor Car is a larger space with plenty of room to set up food and beverages for your party. Learn more about renting the Parlor Car.


All trains operate rain or shine. The railroad reserves the right to substitute coaches and/or motive power as operating conditions demand and to make modifications to the schedule without prior notice. We have limited accessibility for handicapped persons. All buildings have wheelchair ramps and we have a wheelchair lift to board the train at Greenbank Station. However, there is no wheelchair lift available at any of our stops, including the Mt. Cuba Picnic Grove and Hockessin. Train doorways are only 24-inches wide and there is limited space for wheelchair storage on the train.