WONDERLAND EXPRESS

Join Alice, the Mad Hatter, White Rabbit and Queen of Hearts for the best ever UN-birthday party on the rails! The Mad Hatter will delight all with his quirky card magic, and Alice will teach everyone the proper etiquette for tea. Be sure to show the Queen of Hearts your best manners, or it'll be OFF with your HEAD! Please wear your best tea party outfit and a hat if you wish, and be ready for a game of croquet at the station! This event is perfect for both children and adults.

Be sure to arrive at least 30 minutes prior to the departure time to interact with the characters and pose for pictures. The characters will visit everyone aboard the train during the 1½-hour round-trip to Ashland. This train will not stop or layover at the Mt. Cuba Picnic Grove.

We are thrilled to be partnering with Sew Classy Royal Events to bring you this NEW event in 2024!

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

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RESERVATIONS REQUIRED
Reservation Policy

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DEPARTURE DATE

Sunday, May 5


DEPARTURE TIMES

12:30 & 3:00 PM
Boarding begins 15 minutes prior to the departure time.

Wonderland Express
Photo: Sew Classy Royal Events
Wonderland Express
Photo: Sew Classy Royal Events

FARES

COACH SEATING

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Adults:

$27

Seniors (60+):

$26

Children (2-12):

$25

Toddler (under 2):

FREE

CABOOSE RENTAL

Groups of 15-20 people can rent one of our red cabooses to have a private party aboard the train. The characters will visit with your group during the trip.
Learn more about caboose rentals

$400

PARLOR CAR RENTAL

Larger groups (between 20 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. The characters will visit with your group during the trip.
Learn more about renting the Parlor Car.

$700

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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.

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