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What’s the boy’s name on the Polar Express and other Polar Express Characters?

One of the most common questions asked about the Polar Express is ‘what is the boy’s name on Polar Express’? The answer is, no-one knows! He is never named in the film and in the credits, he is referred to only as ‘Hero Boy’. Here is a list of some of the main Polar Express characters.

Hero Boy

Hero Boy is the Doubter in all of us. In his crucial year, he is taken on a magical journey full of adventure. On the way to the North Pole he encounters many people who challenge his lack of belief. By the end of the film he discovers the true magic of Christmas. Hero Boy is recognisable from his bright yellow pyjamas!

The Conductor

Stern, efficient and mysterious, the Conductor (played by Tom Hanks) is an iconic figure from the Polar Express. He is constantly worried about making sure the Polar Express runs on schedule – just as we are at the Polar Express Wensleydale! However, despite his stern exterior, the Conductor has many lessons to teach the children on his train.

Know-It-All Kid (KIA)

Know-It-All is an expert on trains, who has been described as annoying and materialistic. He appears to be a little entitled and learns a valuable lesson about patience and humility during his visit to the North Pole. But who plays the annoying kid in Polar Express? He is one of the characters not played by Tom Hanks! Instead, he is voiced by the actor Eddie Deezen.

Hero Girl

Hero Girl is confident, but she is also sensitive and caring. She looks out for one of the other children on the train who is too scared to join in. She takes him a cup of hot chocolate and leaves her ticket in the process, setting in motion the central plot of the film. Hero Girl has black hair and a pink nightie. She and Hero Boy work together to fix the problems they encounter on their Christmas Eve journey.

Santa

Our final character is of course Santa! He presents the first gift of Christmas, a silver sleigh bell. You could also receive your own first gift of Christmas from Santa by joining us on board The Polar Express train ride at Wensleydale Railway. Be sure to book your Polar Express tickets today.

The Polar Express at Wensleydale

The Polar Express characters are some of the most iconic Christmas Characters. Who have we missed off this list you would like to see? Be sure to let us know!

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