Easter Bunny Train Ride
During the ride the Easter Bunny will hop through the train & visits each child, giving them a special gift from his basket. So why not gather up the kids & join us? Also on board will be several other surprise cartoon characters. ALL passengers, including infants, require a ticket to board the train.
Adults: $14 Children: $10
Dates and times are tentative - check back in February 2015
Wayne - Route 23 Transit Center
Times: 9 am, 11 am, 1 pm & 3 pm
Saturday, March 28th — Train will head west on the NJ Transit Montclair - Boonton Line for a round trip into Morris Country & back. During the approximately 60 minute ride the train we will pass West Boonton Yard where you can see many locomotives & rail cars owned by The URHS of NJ in the process of being restored. The train will pause mid-ride near Dover and then return back to Wayne. Station and train is ADA handicapped accessible.
Glen Rock - Boro Hall
Times: 9:30am, 11:30am, 1:30pm, 3:30pm
Sunday, March 29th — Train will travel up the New Jersey Transit Bergen Line, switch onto the Main Line and return back. During the approximately 60 minute ride the train will pass Ridgewood Junction tower, Waldwick tower, continue to Suffern New York Rail Yard in Rockland County NY, pause and then head back to Glen Rock. Station and train is ADA handicapped accessible with caveats; see Handicapped Note 1 below.
Parents reviews about our rides
Easter train was Terrific!
“I was a guest along with my 3 yr old granddaughter for the first time on Saturday on the first train & we had a great time. By all my observations all the folks around me were very pleased as well.”
“You folks put on a first class program and the hard preparation work shows in the results. If there were going to be any hiccups it would have been the first train first day and none was apparent to the passengers.”
“Thanks again for a terrific experience and all your dedicated efforts.” Curt S
“We rode the train today with our 2 year old and it was absolutely adorable! He had such an amazing time. The ride was very organized and well done. We will surely be back next year!” Barbara S
A great fun afternoon for all!
“We took our 5 year old on the bunny train this year with two other families and had a great time! The kids loved riding on the train which was decorated & festive and they especially enjoyed the visits & hugs from Dora, Elmo and The Easter Bunny! Great photo opps! The staff was very friendly & accommodating.” Linda C.
A real train ride with the Easter Bunny
“A real train ride with the Easter Bunny--Great family outing!!” Janette S.
it's now going to be tradition every year
“Thank you for the wonderful train ride today my son enjoyed it he had slot of fun and was so happy. This was his surprise Easter present from me.. Our first time and it's now going to be tradition every year. :)” Ariana S.
Q : Where does the Easter bunny get his breakfast?
A : IHOP!
Q : How did the soggy Easter Bunny dry himself?
A : With a hare dryer!
Handicapped Note 1 - The ramp on the westbound platform is at the southernmost end of 'Parking Lot 2'. This lot is near Boro Hall. As you enter the lot (from Rock Road) parallel to the tracks, you take the first right turn into the lot closest to the tracks, then make a left turn and drive parallel to the tracks towards Maple Avenue. The landmark is: the handicap ramp is located next to the second to the last 'Glen Rock - Boro Hall' sign. which is at the Maple Avenue end of the lot.
Trains will run rain, snow, sleet or shine. Bring your cameras! These Easter holiday decorated train rides are pleasant family fun with the little children enjoying the most!
These trips are being run to help raise funds for the VRA to preserve the historic 1894 Hawthorne NJ NYS&W railroad station that they restored recently.
Your family will have a great time! These rides combine the mystery, history and love of the American railroad and the thrill of "riding the rails" with the magic of celebrating the Easter holidays. The ~60 minute Easter Bunny train Ride is on NJ Transit who provides the modern restroom equipped cars, ensuring that the cars will be clean, warm, dry & comfortable.
We've been running these Easter Bunny Train Rides in NJ since 1993!
80 Royal Avenue, Hawthorne, NJ 07506
HOURS Tuesday from 6 pm - 8 pm & Saturday from 10 am - 2 pm.
Hours above only in the 4 weeks prior to the ride.
Phone (973) 238-0555 Please leave a message if you are not calling during Ticket Office Hours.
The Easter Bunny has a news blog too. There you will find upcoming trip updates, press releases, videos, pictures, recent trip reports & more!
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