ST. MARYS, GA—Everybody has a favorite superhero, and it’s a good bet their favorite superhero will make an appearance on the first ever SuperHeros Express train rides in St. Marys, Georgia, on May 14 and 21.
At 10 am, noon, 2 pm, and 4 pm each Saturday, the SuperHeros Express takes passengers on a journey through picturesque woodlands and marshlands to future-land where super heroes are competing to be the Number One Super Hero.
Actors from St. Marys Little Theatre bring a futuristic adventure to life at the midway stage. Who will prove to be the super-est hero of all times? Superman? Batman? Captain America? Wonder Woman? As the train’s locomotive reverses directions, Superheros board the train for the return trip, entertaining the young and young at heart.
trip, entertaining the young and young at heart. “This theme was requested by numerous people whose children dote on superheros ,” said Barbara Ryan, entertainment director for St. Marys Express. “The SuperHeros Express will feature the most popular Super Heroes who will mingle with passengers and pose for photo opportunities.”
Ryan continued, “The SuperHeros Express is great family fun, and adults will enjoy the entertainment as well as they conjure up fond memories of their childhood.”
The SuperHeros Express is the third series of themed train excursions for St. Marys in 2016, having just conducted two full days of sold out trains for the Peter Cottontail Express. Upcoming excursions include America’s Birthday Express, Catfish Express (that will depart from Kingsland to coincide with the Catfish Festival), Railroad Days, Halloween Express, and Santa Express.
“All rides usually sell out ahead of time,” Ryan said, so she encourages people to make their reservations early.
The exclusive St. Marys Express “At the Throttle” experience will also be offered on the days of SuperHeros Express. “At the Throttle” participants take the controls of a diesel locomotive, having the opportunity to actually run a locomotive.
“Everyone who has experienced ‘At the Throttle’ loves it,” Ryan said. “You have to be 16 to do it, but men and women alike really enjoy the adventure and they get their own certificate for bragging rights. Those interested in “At the Throttle” should call 912-729-1103 for more details.
The SuperHeros Express departs from Theatre by the Trax, 1000 Osborne Street in St. Marys, at 10 am, noon, 2 pm, and 4 pm May 14 & 21. Tickets are $20 for adults and $14 for children 12 and under. Children two and under ride free. Tickets can be purchased at http://www.stmarysrailroad.com or by calling 912-200-5235. Special group discounts are available for groups of ten or more by calling 912-729-1103 to get discount code.