The Polar Express™ 4-D Experience Returns to The Florida Aquarium for the Holiday Season

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The Polar Express™ 4-D Experience Returns to The Florida Aquarium for the Holiday Season

Tampa, Fla.  The Polar Express™ 4-D Experience rolls into The Florida Aquarium’s 4 Ducks Theater for the holiday season. The Polar Express™ 4-D Experience will be screened daily from Saturday, November 30, 2019 – through January 2020. This innovative and exciting experience was designed by SimEx-Iwerks Entertainment in close collaboration with The Florida Aquarium. The Polar Express™ 4-D Experience will run twice within the hour, alternating showings of Being Dolphin 4D®. Plus, it’s FREE with a general admission ticket purchase.

The Polar Express™ 4-D Experience is based on the film from Warner Bros. Pictures and Shangri-La Entertainment and inspired by the beloved Caldecott Medal children’s book by Chris Van Allsburg.  It combines the visual drama of a 3-D film with a variety of 4-D sensory effects that are built into the seats and theater environment, bringing the on-screen images to life.

Guests are immersed in the experience as they follow a doubting young boy as he takes an extraordinary train ride to the North Pole.  He embarks on an epic journey of self-discovery that shows him that the wonder of life never fades for those who believe.

The 50-seat theater delivers a high-definition viewing experience in digital 3-D with 4-D multi-sensory effects, which include wind, water mists, scents, FX lighting, vibrations, bubbles, and more. These films will captivate the whole family! The theater holds 50 guests per showing with 15-minute films running multiple times per hour between the hours of 10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. The 4-D theater is located in the Aquarium's outdoor plaza, near The Splash Pad.

The Polar Express™ 4-D Experience is distributed by SimEx-Iwerks, through a license agreement with Warner Bros. Consumer Products.  SimEx-Iwerks is the leading innovator of immersive 3-D and 4-D attractions and the exclusive distributor of the industry’s best selling film titles.

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About The Florida Aquarium
The Florida Aquarium actively participates in and promotes stewardship of the natural environment as part of our mission of conservation. As a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, The Florida Aquarium provides an opportunity to see over 8,000 aquatic and terrestrial animals, explore complex ecosystems, look for wild dolphins in Tampa Bay, play at the Splash Pad and more! More than a must-see attraction, The Florida Aquarium is working to protect and restore our blue planet on many conservation fronts, including research and rescue efforts that help restore Florida’s sea turtle and coral populations and to ensure that sharks continue to swim our seas. In August of 2019, The Florida Aquarium, in partnership with Project Coral, became the first to successfully spawn critically endangered pillar coral in a laboratory. To learn more, follow us on social media at @floridaaquarium and visit

About Warner Bros. Consumer Products
Warner Bros. Consumer Products, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, is one of the leading licensing and retail merchandising organizations in the world.

About The Polar Express
Castle Rock Entertainment Presents, in Association with Shangri-La Entertainment, a Playtone / ImageMovers / Golden Mean Production of a Robert Zemeckis Film: Tom Hanks in The Polar Express. Directed by Robert Zemeckis from a screenplay by Zemeckis & William Broyles, Jr., the film is produced by Steve Starkey, Robert Zemeckis, Gary Goetzman and William Teitler and is based on the book by Chris Van Allsburg. Tom Hanks, Jack Rapke and Chris Van Allsburg are the executive producers. The production team includes directors of photography Don Burgess, A.S.C. and Robert Presley; production designers Rick Carter and Doug Chiang; and editors Jeremiah O’Driscoll & R. Orlando Duenas. Senior visual effects supervisors are Ken Ralston and Jerome Chen. Co-producer is Steven Boyd. Music score is by Alan Silvestri, and original songs by Glen Ballard and Alan Silvestri. The Polar Express is distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company. Soundtrack album on Warner Sunset/Reprise Records. This film is rated G by the MPAA. For more information, please visit

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