Join our professional princesses and princes for a live fairytale show on the station platform and royal ride aboard the Princess Express! This year’s special guests are the Little Mermaid and her Sailor Prince, the Arabian Princess, Sleeping Beauty and the Hawaiian Princess! Join us for a magical and unforgettable ride, and don’t forget to wear your most festive royal attire! Singalongs and prizes aboard the train are an extra perk this year during the 1½-hour round-trip to the Mt. Cuba Picnic Grove.

Passengers riding the 12:30 PM departure are encouraged to arrive no later than 12:00 PM to watch our princesses make their royal arrive at the station by train!

We are thrilled to be partnering with Sew Classy Princess Parties to bring you this popular event once again.

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

Reservation Policy

Princess Express
Photo: Sew Classy Princess Parties
Princess Express
Photo: Sew Classy Princess Parties
Princess Express
Photo: Sew Classy Princess Parties




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Seniors (60+):


Children (2-12):


Children (under 2):



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.

Add $1 to each of the above fares.


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.