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Halloween Express Party and Train Ride

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Saturday, October 28, 2017, 8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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Halloween Express Party and Train Ride
1 Main Street
BurlingtonVT 05495
872-9000

Ages: 0 and up

Cost: $25-29/person | Children under 1 year old may share a seat with an adult at no extra charge.

Parking: No

Features: Snack Stand, Restrooms

All aboard the Halloween Express in Burlington! 

There will be a Family-friendly Halloween party at ECHO Center in Burlington followed by a Halloween-themed train ride to Shelburne and back with fun activities, story time, snack and lots of costumed characters. Costumes are encouraged.

A portion of ticket proceeds benefits the ECHO Center. All tickets include the train ride, access to the pre-boarding party and same-day admission to ECHO exhibits.

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sakile14

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Reviewed on 10/10/2017

In a word, FANTASTIC! The kiddos were so excited to meet, dance with, and have a photo opp with Paw Patrol and pals. We played games and in ball pits, and oh right there's even an awesome train ride! The staff was super nice, the Echo cafe had great food like always, and the tickets were only $25!

SO excited for the new addition this year of being able to explore All of Echo!

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VTMum

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Reviewed on 10/30/2016

An average kind of kid experience. Paid $25 per person for an event obviously for kids - totally fine but we paid full price for all members of the party. The pre-party at echo didn't really merit an hour. The characters were fun, but once that was done, my child only wanted to go the rest of echo which wasn't an option for non-members (why not since every PERSON paid a 25 fee? - that should cover admission). Train ride was OK. Something to do most of the time, but the characters didn't always interact with the kids, some were awkward. As an adult, I asked for a drink when snack time came for the kids and was told NO, but I paid $25 for my ticket as well!! Certainly they could have enough juice boxes on hand to cover everyone who paid full fare. I should have gotten a cookie too! That part just seemed completely ridiculous. Won't do it ever again. ...more

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hannahlauren

  • 5

Reviewed on 07/20/2016

I took my niece and nephew and they had a total blast. I heard the train station is moving to ECHO this year which will be great...the Burlington train station is in need of an upgrade. The kids can't wait to go back this year!!

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soleil

  • 5

Reviewed on 11/01/2015

Weeee! Me and my little buddy/mentee had a blast on the 2 pm Friday Train Ride and Party.

There was a lively pre-ride gathering w/ a DJ spinning fun tunes, snack bar, fortune teller who did an awesome job and was so authentic!, photo booth w/ great get-ups and a super nice camera chief-thks Barney, i think it was!

Dora the Explorer was there and Olaf and Superman and Sponge Bob and a few others....my buddy was so thrilled to hug Olaf :)

I was happy during the ride itself that we got to sit in the older section booths and there were spider webs above us....and flashing purple lights, and what a beautiful ride---and afternoon.

Flash Gordon was great and came and sat with us as did Elsa!!!

This was a special way to celebrate Halloween and give to the VT Food Bank so I hope lots was raised for them, and I was happy to contribute to that!
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kathyjoc

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Reviewed on 11/01/2015

I was SUPER disappointed. We were on the 8pm train and it was all adults and a few teenagers. We were told to come 60 minutes early and there was really nothing to do for an hour other than a photo booth and dancing.

When we got on the train they came by and told us to secure our cell phones and purses as this was going to be really scary. We kept waiting and to be scared, and only 2 characters came down the isle and stared at passengers. We thought there might be a short skit or someone jumping out at us. Nothing...

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audgepodge

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Reviewed on 10/31/2015

If your kid enjoys riding trains, they might enjoy this event. Otherwise, I'd skip it.

We received an email that said to get there 60-90 minutes ahead of time. We showed up around 9am for a 10am train ride and were told we were there early. We checked in, got bracelets and went downstairs. They had snack area, a photo booth where you could dress up and take pictures, a booth handing out glow sticks and a DJ playing music. There were also a few people dressed in character that were walking around the room. We saw Batman, Tigger, Elsa, Olaf, Mickey Mouse, The Flash, Dora and Glinda. They were all very friendly and interacting/taking pictures with kids the whole time.

Nothing really happened we waited to get on the train and it felt like a really long wait. There were a lot of people crammed into a small space. They were supposed to have story time at 9:10 and 9:25 but the first one didn't happen. The story at 9:25 was a lady dressed in a Glinda costume just telling a quick 5 minute story.

Finally at 9:45, we were able to get on the train. They loaded up the train pretty quickly and we headed out right at 10. There were a few Halloween decorations on the train and people came around with snacks/water you could buy. (cash only.) They passed out a paper bag and crayons to color, the characters walked up and down the aisles to visit with people but other than that, not much happened.
Joey the Clown came through twice and some of the employees had everyone sing a train song together towards the end of the ride. It just felt very long and my daughter (3 years old) got bored. The train ride takes about an hour total so it's a long ride for young kids.

For how much the tickets cost, it just didn't really feel worth it and it seemed very disorganized. I will say though, that the people who were working as characters did a great job and really went out of there way to make sure the kids had fun.
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Stina

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Reviewed on 10/31/2015

It was disappointing! It was an expensive train ride with no real entertainment. The kids are given crayons and a paper bag to color. A snack cart comes through where you have to pay for everything and cash only! Nobody carries cash anymore! We only saw Micky Mouse and Batman. My daughter was so excited to see Elsa and Olaf, but never got to. I thought Halloween music or kids music would be playing but nothing. It was no different than taking Amtrak except in costume. Polar Express is definitely so much better! ...more

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