The Attic Girl: Easter Bunny Train at Strasburg Rail Road @strasburgRR #sponsored #StrasburgRailRoad Easter Bunny Train at Strasburg Rail Road @strasburgRR #sponsored #StrasburgRailRoad ~ The Attic Girl

4/18/17

Easter Bunny Train at Strasburg Rail Road @strasburgRR #sponsored #StrasburgRailRoad

I received tickets for the Easter Bunny Train at Strasburg Rail Road to review our experience.  All opinions are ours and you should definitely experience it for yourself.

Over Easter weekend, my family visited Strasburg Rail Road's Easter Bunny Train.  This yearly event includes a 45 minute train ride, Easter egg Hunt, plus fun extras like the Cranky Cars and Pint-sized Pufferbelly train ride.




The friendly conductors helped us get our tickets at the ticket window and directed us to the coach cars.



This historic train station was founded in 1832.  It feels like stepping back in time {or even a Harry Potter movie, since they have a platform 9 and 3/4 to boot}!








Once on board the train, you can see all the lovely details, including restored seats that change direction, a wood stove, and windows that open to let air in. {On this particular day, it was a bit gray and chilly}




The Easter Bunny, dressed in overalls and a conductor hat, came to visit each family during our ride.  Her helper was dressed in a beautiful costume and gave each child a lollipop.  

Note for allergy parents:  there was no allergy information available on the website for these lollipops (the website was listed on the packaging).  We had an alternate treat for my youngest who has peanut allergies.

A professional photographer was also on hand to take photos that you could retrieve later at the photo booth.  But you are also allowed to take your own photos as well.  {My two were already over posing by the time I shot these; especially my uncooperative two-year-old.}




Despite the cloudy weather, we saw some great views of farm land, many of which were Amish farms.  We also learned some interesting facts about the history of the Strasburg Rail Road. 

Did you know that President Abraham Lincoln made his inaugural train ride to Lancaster?  On February 22, 1861, President Lincoln made a stop at Leaman Place, en route to Lancaster via the Philadelphia & Columbia. His four-minute visit brought out nearly 5,000 people. To prepare for Lincoln’s visit, the Strasburg Rail Road had purchased its first passenger car to transport people to and from Leaman Place.




After our train ride, we headed over to the Easter Egg Hunt, which is located in a field and roped off into two separate areas; one was designated for ages 6+ and the other ages 5 and under.

I stayed with my youngest in the 5 and under group, which was much more crowded.  AB loved Easter egg hunting so much, she didn't want to leave after gathering her 5 eggs.  Each of her eggs held a Tootsie Roll, which was great because those are allergy safe candy for her!  {Her sister's candy varied}

AK was so excited that she found the Golden Egg!  Inside was a ticket to ride the train again on our next visit.



The extra activities available are some of my girls' favorites.  They love the Cranky Cars!  


This was AB's first time riding the cranky cars with a little help from her dad.  AK also rode the Pint-Sized Pufferbelly train {you'll see a clip in the video further down}.


After many times in line and lots of rides, our last stop was the gift shop.  Both girls picked out different kinds of train whistles.  




The Strasburg Rail Road Easter Bunny Train is a wonderful event for families to enjoy!  We had some good old-fashioned fun and can't wait for our next visit.

You can see a quick recap of our day in this video:




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10 comments:

Jessica Hughes said...

Oh, this looks like such a wonderful family event. I think my son would adore riding the train and the cranky cars as well. It's fantastic that they do an Easter Bunny ride followed by an egg hunt, such a fun Easter event.

Lieutenant Neha said...

Great to know that your family enjoyed the Easter Bunny Train at Strasburg Railroad over Easter weekend.

Elizabeth O. said...

This is pretty amazing! I love that they restored the train and it will definitely take you back in time. It would be nice to experience this!

Carol Cassara said...

This is awesome! I wouldn't mind going on a trip to Strasburg just to see this! It's good to know that you all had fun!

Kaitlin Ryan said...

This is so awesome! My son loves trains, and we are always looking for places that offer train rides and activities. We are adding this to our list for next year. My son would go crazy! What a fun event!

Our Family World said...

I loved reading your post. I also loved the trivia about President Lincoln and the first passenger train. Your daughters sure looked like they enjoyed the trip. I would too, if I had the chance!

Ave T said...

What a cute and great experience! Looks like the kids really loved meeting the Easter Bunny!

Hey Sharonoox said...

Aww this looks so much fun! I always love to get on a locomotive/steam train. Wish we have this where I lived.

mail4rosey said...

How fun all the way around. The only time my kids have been on a train, they fell asleep, lol!

julie syl said...

The Easter Bunny will delight boys and girls with a special Easter surprise when they are greeted on board this memorable train. Its really a pleasure to experience like this.

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