We rode on the Heber Valley Railroad, formerly known as the Heber Creeper early this summer. This time we set out to try one of their seasonal events called The Pumpkin Train.
The ride was very similar to our last ride, lasting forty minutes and heading down the track toward Deer Creek Reservoir. After 20 minutes, the train reverses direction and heads back to the station. The main difference is the Halloween theme this time.
On our last trip there was a fiddler, jokes, and karaoke. The Pumpkin Train featured magic tricks, dancing zombies, and “scary” music (like the Monster Mash and One-Eyed One-Horned Flying Purple People Eater). All of this was very kid-friendly, and even our smallest wasn’t scared. You are also served a pumpkin cookie on the train.
There was also a spooky car at the train station. Our boys went through this simple spooky alley, which ended with a few games like toss-the-ring-on-the-witches-hat and shoot-the-goblin-with-a-Nerf-gun. The best part, though, was the pumpkin. Everyone who pays admission to the Pumpkin Train gets to take a pumpkin home. We each chose one, which we carved the next day! Our boys loved this adventure!
Your Pumpkin Train ticket allows you a ride on the train, a pumpkin cookie, a pumpkin, and a sticker for going through the Haunted Car. We had a fun time and next time we would wear our costumes to bring a little more festivity to the adventure.
It would be a great idea to pair the Pumpkin Train with Dairy Keen, a train-themed restaurant in Heber.