Helpful tips and ideas
Plan ahead and pack accordingly. Don't forget:
pajamas (it's THE POLAR EXPRESSTM, after all)
snacks for the kids
OPTIONAL: canned and shelf-stable food, hygiene and household items that will be collected as donations to the local food pantry
Give yourself plenty of time
The scenic drive to Elbe features some gorgeous scenery, but smaller roads with lots of cars traveling for THE POLAR EXPRESSTM can cause delays. Plan to arrive 45 minutes early - or even earlier, if you're planning to dine in Elbe - to play it safe.
Places to stay
Places to eat in Elbe
Elbe has several great dining spots, but your options may be limited by operating hours and capacity, so it's important to plan ahead and arrive early if you wish to eat in Elbe before your POLAR EXPRESSTM experience. Here are some of the choice's you'll have once you're in Elbe.
Things for families to do in and around Elbe
If you're coming to the area for THE POLAR EXPRESSTM, consider making a day or a weekend of it, to break up the long drives and create some incredible family memories. Elbe, Ashford and Eatonville are small communities in the shadow of Mount Rainier with activities and attractions to help make the decision an easy one.