As you can tell, the author really likes making references.
Infinity Train: Blossoming Trail
- The way Chloe wishes for a world of her own mirrors the scene in Disney's 1951 adaptation of Alice in Wonderland, where Alice talks to Dinah about the type of world she wants to make.
- Upon waking up in Corginia, Chloe mutters, "Curiouser and curiouser..."
- When Atticus states that he wishes to talk of many things, Chloe replies "of ships and sails and sealing wax, of cabbages and kings" from The Walrus and the Carpenter poem in the second book, Through the Looking-Glass.
- During Atticus's story about his adventure with Tulip, he brings up how The Chrome Car is also a portal to the mirror world. This makes Chloe think about what would happen if she went "through the looking glass".
- Chloe renames her newly gifted steel pipe/donut holer "Cheshire" after the Cheshire Cat (or Purrloin, in her case).
- When trying to describe her feelings of inadequacy to Titus, Chloe mentally likens it to the feeling of having "drunk something that made her shrink until she was the size of a thimble" before actually responding.
- Chloe bashfully admits that she thought the riddle Titus was building up to asking her in Chapter 4 was going to be "why a Murkrow is like a writing desk?" Chapter 5 follows it up by having a raven plushie present on the writing desk that she uses to start crafting her story.
- A more subtle one, but one of the denizens of Wonderland that Alice first encountered was a dog. Likewise, Chloe's partner is a corgi named Atticus.
- Titus decides to put lots and lots of pepper into the soup Chloe made, causing the books to sneeze. Chapters later, * Walter is described as putting an excessive amount of pepper to whatever he cooks..
- Chloe's "Eureka!" Moment in Chapter 5 is described as she "suddenly felt like she grew twenty feet tall" while giving a Cheshire Cat Grin. Moreover, the song she uses for motivation is Taylor Swift's "Wonderland".
- After Chloe tearfully tells Lexi why she wishes to be normal, she starts crying. The narration notes that she's glad that she won't flood the library with her tears.
- Chapter 6 celebrates Chloe's Unbirthday, starting with her wearing an Alice dress with black ribbons, and she partakes in activities like a Caucus Race and croquet. The foods they have at lunch are references to the food in the book (Lobster salad, oyster stew, etc.), Titus wears a top hat to invoke the Mad Hatter and Lexi is a gryphon. Chloe sings and dances to the Lobster Quadrille with Lexi too.
- The white and brown bread for the sandwiches comes from "The Lion and the Unicorn" poem from Through the Looking Glass. They're also laid out on a plate to look "like a chessboard"; the second book had a Chess Motif.
- The foods that Lexi makes for Chloe — with obvious signs that read "Eat Me" and "Drink Me" — are pineapple juice and a roast turkey sandwich on hot buttered toast. Pineapple, roast turkey and hot buttered toast were three of the foods that Alice tasted when she drank the "Drink Me" potion.
- A very subtle one is that Lexi was inspired by Chloe's story of a boy who was the son of the White Knight Eligos. The denizen of Mirrorland who was the nicest to Alice in Through the Looking Glass was the White Knight.
- In Chapter 9, Chloe's witch outfit includes white roses, some of them having drips of red paint on them. This reflects the scene of the Card soldiers hastily painting the white roses red before the Queen of Hearts has their heads.
- In Chapter 11, Lexi notes that Chloe isn't eating jam with bread to which Chloe replies that it's "Jam tomorrow and jam yesterday but never jam today". In the same chapter, she paraphrases Humpty Dumpty's quote about how a "name must mean something".
- In Chapter 13, Chloe recites a line of "The Jabberwocky" when Zack beheads Gadreel with his scythe.
- In her farewell text to Goh, Chloe says that she "can't go back to yesterday because she was a different person then".
- When Leon explains to Ash that he has not received an email or text from his brother in weeks, Ash asks "Nothing whatsover?" and Leon replies with the same.
- When Lexi notes how most girls wish to become princesses or queens, Chloe quotes, "I wouldn't mind being a Pawn, if only I might jointhough of course I should like to be a Queen, best."
- A heartbroken Parker plans to brainwash Ash and Trip into the Mad Hatter and the March Bunnelby respectively. Serena gets off as a duchess.
- Before Chloe ends their conversation in Chapter 19, she tells Ash that if he believes in her, she'll believe in him.
- Amelia is reading Alice's Adventures in Wonderland when the Red Lotus Triio meet her in Azada.
- In the nightmare Zeno shows Parker, Raboot is transformed and dressed into the White Rabbit when he goes for help.
- When Chloe dresses up as Fran Bow in Chapter 23, Lexi initially confuses Chloe as dressing up as Alice. Chloe admits that there is a film adaptation where Alice wears yellow.
Infinity Train: Knight of the Orange Lily
- Gladion wishes to be like the White Knight from Through the Looking Glass
- The 400 Rabbits Car is a smorgesboard of references.
- 35MM: A Musical Exhibition
- The girls in Chloe's class get their names from the song "The Ballad of Sara Berry". There's Sara (blond with pigtails), Julie (chubby girl with black hair) and Patricia (brown bowlcut with pink barrette).
- Goh's nightmare is based on the song "Crazytown" although the author had to omit "Choking orgy" line.
- Ars Goetia: (Yes, you're reading this right. A Pokémon story referencing demons.)
- In the story she tells in Chapter 6, Chloe mentions the White Knight Eligos, one of the many demons chronicled in the work. A hint to this was from the kingdom being named "Arsgoeti".
- In Chapter 7's Flashback to The Midnight Car, Lexi forms a lance with his papers and even transforms to a skeletal horse, in reference to Eligos' usual depictions riding a skeletal horse and wielding a lance.
- In Chapter 8, Chloe hints that her next story involves Vine, another demon in the work. The next chapter also brings out Zagar and Ose.
- In Chapter 9, Chloe's newly made scabbard for Cheshire has the seal of Marchosias. Parker brings up a story Chloe wrote of an angel who could tame snakes that rode on a Zweilous, which describes Valac.
- In Chapter 11, Chloe surmises that she could've transformed into Andras as to how she was covered in red paint and the fury she beat Sara with the paint can.
- In Chapter 23, Chloe uses her winged mark from The Charioteer to summon Amdusias.
- The Avengers (2012)
- Chloe emails Parker asking if he ever tried shawarma and has now gotten obsessed with it.
- During the fight in CarnEvil, Amelia states that she dislikes "Shakespeare in the park" and recites "Doth mother know you weareth her drapes".
- The Beatles
- Professor Cerise tells Parker that Chloe is "getting by with the little of her friends" in Chapter 13.
- In Chapter 23, Chloe shouts both "GOO GOO G'JOOB!" and "I have blisters on my fingers!" when dealing with enemies in CarnEvil.
- Cookie Run:
- Amongst the numerous cars Trip ventured into, one of them was about gingerbread cookies who participated in marathons.
- The Author notes state that the Sorbet Sharks from the Plush Penguin Car is named after Sorbet Shark Cookie.
- Creature Feature
- In Chapter 9, Chloe recites the lyrics to both "The Art of Poisoning" and "A Gorey Demise"
- In Chapter 10, the opening of "Buried Alive" is being played out while Lexi designs Chloe's pajamas.
- In Chapter 23, The Organ Man plays the introduction to "The Greatest Show Unearthed".
- Deadly Premonition
- In Chapter 6, Lexi decides to make food for Chloe. He admitted that for the turkey sandwich, he wanted to add strawberry jam and cereal as toppings.
- In Chapter 11's flashback, after Sara dumped red paint all over Chloe (who is currently wearing a yellow raincoat to cover how her witch outfit is also in red paint), the bully mockingly calls her the "Raincoat Killer".
- The Electric Piper
- In Chapter 7, Chloe is reminded of watching a movie of a Pied Piper who played an electric guitar.
- In Chapter 10, Chloe sings "A Brand New Me" to Lexi and Atticus.
- Kingdom Hearts:
- In Chapter 6, one of Lexi's pages depicted a spiky haired boy in a car filled with keys.
- When Nico learns of the possibility that his best friend, Cara, might've been killed by the Apex, he sadly questions "Who will I have ice cream with?"
- Miraculous Ladybug:
- In Chapter 10, Morpho mentions that the last Chloe to visit demanded bee-themed décor for her room, and was incredibly impolite. The author's notes say that it's also a reference to a Miraculous Ladybug/Infinity Train crossover on AO3.
- In Chapter 16, Parker notes that taking the high route was not going so well for a "Ledyba hero", a Take That! to how Marinette's unwillingness to stand up for herself in Season 3 against Lila was heavily bashed by the fandom.
- In Chapter 17, UnChloe and Parker brainwash Ash, Pikachu, Trip, and Serena using black butterflies.
- Over the Garden Wall:
- In Chapter 4, the background music in Azada is the song "Into the Unknown", the main theme of OTGW.
- In Chapter 6, the songs playing in the parlor are "Adelaide Parade" and "The Highwayman's Song".
- In Chapter 7, when Professor Cerise is in disbelief of his daughter being in the unknown, Trip quips that if Chloe was in the Unknown then she'd "meet up with some pumpkin people, talking horses, and having tea with Auntie Whispers".
- In Chapter 9, Parker notes that his sister wanted to see what happened if The Beast fought The Birch and how Wirt would've fainted at seeing her more than he learned of the secret of Pottsfield.
- The Owl House:
- In Chapter 3, Chloe thinks about a show she had gotten into prior to getting stuck on the train called The Noctowl House. More specifically she's thinking of the second episode when Luz learned that there was no such thing as The Chosen One and she had to learn to make her own destiny.
- In Chapter 6, Chloe references how the main character of the show had an art project of a Pidove-headed gryphon with Spinarak breath.
- In Chapter 7, has her quote a line from that same episode, in order to distract an opponent from noticing Lexi about to perform the aforementioned Spinarak breath.
- Puella Magi Madoka Magica
- Chloe's lunchmate at school is named Akemi, a young girl with black hair in braided pigtails and red glasses, with a fondness of running.
- One of Parker's friends is a girl named Charlotte with a Caterpie who loves cheese and cheesecake.
- Ray Bradbury
- Chloe's English teacher is named after the titular author.
- In the Crayon Car, Lexi designs a set of pajamas for Chloe based off The Halloween Tree. Chloe then goes on to explain its story to Atticus while highlighting the difference between the movie and book.
- Silent Hill
- Through Word of God, Arcs 2 and 3 are essentially based off of the Silent Hill games.
- The titles of chapters starting with Chapter 14 are named after a song from the franchise with an additional subtitle from Alex's Theme.
- Hop is given chocolate milk and butter cake in Chapter 16; in Silent Hill 4, Henry's refrigerator only has a sole chocolate milk inside, while butter cake can be seen throughout games 2 to 4.
- Paul's prison has "There's a hole here, it's gone now" on the wall and he hears someone whisper "I'm always watching you. I'm ALWAYS watching you. I'm always WATCHING you")
- Before Hop got sucked into the Infinity Train, his room was Room 302.
- Alain quotes Vincent's infamous "Monsters...they look like monsters to you?" line to Henry.
- Spec Ops: The Line:
- "The Reason You Suck" Speech UnChloe gives Sara is reminiscent of the one Konrad gives Walker at the end of the game.
- Chloe apparently fought a man named Walker who was screaming something about fighting "Konrad".
- When They Cry:
- The passenger and denizen who enter Azada as Chloe leaves are a young girl with a black crown on her head and a boy with cat ears and a red muffler. The girl shouts "Uu~!" and the boy goes "Uryu!"
- On route to the Crayon Car, Chloe suggests that she should be called "Witch of Theatergoing, Drama and Spectating" which is the title of Featherine Augustus Aurora. Lexi in return states that she's a Witch of Creation and was able to create a "1 from 0" which is what Beatrice used to explain Maria Ushiromiya's power as a Creator.
- During their stay at Hotel Crayola, Chloe spends some time telling Atticus and Lexi about a manga she read, When Wingulls Weep, where the Golden Witch summoned demons as her servants.
- Before he goes off to train Chloe, Zack warns Satou and Shio that the malasadas better not have "needles or hot sauce" in them, referencing how Keichi assumed Mion and Rena were trying to kill him via needle in some food they delivered (when in reality it was hot sauce).
- Yu-Gi-Oh! GX:
- The secondary title for Chapter 1, "Curry Worries" comes from an episode of the same name.
- When Chloe enters a car at the end of Chapter 3, she has a brief conversation with a boy in a red jacket named Jaden, whose partner is a brown furball with wings.
- The story Jaden left in the library that Chloe reads in Chapter 4 is implied to be a retelling of Yu-Gi-Oh GX's events, with it heavily describing the backstory of the Supreme King of Darkness.
- Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS:
- Chloe dresses Lexi up as a specter. Or rather, just Specter.
- The children offered up to the trees in Chloe's story are known as the "Lost" children. Specter was abandoned at a tree and saw the tree as his true mother.
- Aside from the "Specter", the names of the children that were also given up are nicknamed Playmaker, Revolver and Soulburner. Playmaker also makes a list of "three reasons" like in the anime.
- The warrior that wished to enter the forest was George Gore and his sword is known as Thunder Ogre, one of the cards in the Gouki archetype. George's rival is "The Sledgehammer" from Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V.
- The story Lexi wants to read Chloe is "Blue Angel", a favorite book of both Aoi/Skye Zaisen and Specter.
- In Hotel Crayola, Lexi wants to give Holly Blue the nickname "Holly Angel", which is the signature Trickstar monster used by Blue Angel (Aoi/Skye Zaisen).
- Chloe's home economics teacher is named Reed Pepper.
- Atticus mentions a rat could cook a delicious vegetable stew when Chloe asks how Atticus and his corgis could make gourmet cuisine.
- Chloe's younger brother Parker is depicted playing a video game on his Swish console, where you wreak havoc on some citizens with an annoying Ducklett.
- When Atticus notes on if he ever sees Amelia in Corginia, he notes that he will demand they take a "walk of shame" and never come back. Amelia's VA did that in another series.
- The paper man who greets Chloe is named Titus, and the library is known as Azada. The author notes reveal that the library car itself is from The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore.
- When Chloe has no idea how to tend to the books, Atticus just tells her to start with just one book and she'll know from there.
- After Atticus's advice, he is off to read an epic of a warrior trying to return home from a war, but kept going through numerous mishaps.
- All the books Chloe alludes to reading during her stay in the library are this, with her referencing Stargirl, Holes, The Invention Of Hugo Cabret, and The Egypt Game, to name a few.
- When Chloe decides to make alphabet soup, she wonders what would happen if Yamper would suddenly start talking after eating a bowl of it.
- Chloe develops the habit of eating a yellow bell pepper with a loud crunch while reading.
- The recipe book for the meatball soup was written by a passenger named G. Pottage. His portrait has him wield a baseball bat and his partner is a teddy bear denizen named "Molly".
- When Chloe sees Atticus reading, she asks him "What's the story, Wishbone?". Atticus replies that he's reading a story about an opera singer kidnapped by a ghost underneath a theater.
- When musing about Titus's riddle again, she visualizes it as a a golden box with numerous puzzle pieces inside and carved with the riddle "Something that is seen yet can't be seen" on its side.
- Chloe echoes Hiro Hamada when she can't think of a good story to write.Chloe: (headdesking) Dumb brain! Got nothing! Stupid! Useless! No good!
- The story that Chloe writes is a dual reference to both the Greek God Proteus (an ocean deity who could see into the future only if you held onto him while he shifted forms) and the Irish myth of Tam Lin (about a woman saving her husband from being kidnapped by a Fairy Queen who also shifts forms when held).
- When Titus reads Chloe's wish-granter story, he states it's similar to the tale of the sailor who was cursed after shooting an albatross.
- Lexi's paper body has illustrations of various passengers who entered the train including a family tree of finches, a boy and a watchdog driving a car and a boy who drew on the walls of a car with a purple crayon.
- The passenger who inspired Lexi to learn how to fold his body up is named Olivia whose partner was a black orb with feet.
- The record Titus played for Chloe and Lexi was Confessions on a Dance Floor. The songs mentioned were "Get Together", "Future Lovers" and "Jump".
- Titus mentions a King Max who proclaimed "Let the wild rumpus start!"
- Atticus shouts, "To infinity and beyond!" at the end of the chapter.
- The Erlking is based off of the poem of the same name, and his appearance is modeled after Fierce Deity Link.
- The Erlking does a "Princess Check-List" and notes that Chloe wears a dress and has an animal sidekick who talks to her, has daddy issues, was cursed, kidnapped, hides behind a "big strong man" and has lovely flowing hair.
- Chryssa loved reading the tale of the boy who traveled on a train through outer space and is friends with a rail enthusiast who obsesses over the Kami of Engines.
- The "picky penguin" obsessed with bagels in the Plush Penguin Car is named Nico.
- Two of the passengers who passed by Azada were named Owen and Anna, the latter being a vampire, who talked in Morse code.
- As Lexi searches for a way to phrase how thoroughly he intends to punish the Apex for their crimes, Chloe quotes the chorus of "The Mariner's Revenge Song" as a suggestion.Chloe: Find them, bind them, tie them to a pole to break their fingers to splinters, throw them in a whole until they wake up naked clawing at the ceiling of their graves?
- Chloe's book report in the flashback is A Monster Calls. Sara's book report was about a girl finding a fantastical world in her apartment and getting advice from a snarky Glameow.
- When Atticus figures out an idea to promote Nico's ice cream bagels, he states that that they're going to need another blowtorch and some peanut butter.
- The shark pups are inspired by Korean artist VRESS' shark puppy fanart.
- Chloe compares the excitement of entering a new car to a box of chocolates.
- Parker quotes two episodes from the My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic episode "Luna Eclipsed", Pinkie Pie's "Sometimes it's fun being scared" and Princess Luna's "The fun has been doubled!"
- Parker brings up a lot of horror shows that Chloe watches: The Haunting Hour, Are You Afraid of the Dark? and Deadtime Stories are mentioned. But he also brings up some guy in a creepy grey mask with an eerie whistle, a stop-motion show of four kids hunting ghosts, and this red-haired guy who does a newspaper column about weird mysteries. Parker himself liked Scaredy Camp.
- Parker quotes a line from the Goosebumps episode "The Girl Who Cried Monster", when Talia notes that not even she knew of her daughter's likes:Talia: (to her husband) Dont look at me, Chloe never talks to me about these things.
Parker: Yeah because if you did, youd be like talking about this "monster thing is a phase shes going through." And then shed just quote the Girl who Cried Monster and reply, "Life is a phase Im going through!
- The game Parker was playing was about a boy traversing a dark woods and had just got his neck pierced by the leg of a giant Ariados.
- The hotel in the Crayon Car is called 'Hotel Crayola'.
- Lexi chooses to mimic the style of Reiniger's shadow puppetry. The images on the walls are actually the covers from two The Birthday Massacre albums: Walking with Strangers and Violet. Two songs from them are playing in the chapter: "Nothing and Nowhere" and "The Dream".
- Chloe mentions how her mother wanted to watch The Adventures of Mark Twain and freaked out over The Mysterious Stranger scene. Bonus points, The Mysterious Stranger is what inspired Infinity Train's aesthetic.
- Professor Cerise notes that finding more about his daughter is like that film of a father going through his daughter's social media.
- The song with Spanish lyrics is Hijo de la luna, which is about a woman asking the moon to help he win the heart of a man, in exchange for her firstborn child.
- In the story that is based off the song, the village is named Khonshu, after the Egyptian God of the moon.
- Chloe notes that one of Parker's friends (Charlotte) is hoping to try out Wensleydale cheese.
- Sara pulled a Carrie on Chloe by having her be dumped with red paint after a happy moment in Chloe's life at school. Thankfully, Chloe doesn't go on a psychic-fueled rampage.
- Chloe threatens to kill her classmates "all kinds of dead" if they ever do a prank like that again.
- Chloe's alarm clock is the Creature Feature cover of "Bury a Friend". She describes the band to Atticus as all about the things that hide under one's bed, teeth ground sharp and eyes glowing red.
- Lexi is reading Nightmares & Fairy Tales when Chloe sees him in the morning. She describes Gwen's story in that comic as a "darker version of Scary Godmother".
- Lexi describes Chloe as someone who dances with the devils in the pale moonlight.
- One of the songs Chloe sings is "My Own Little Nightmare" from Random Encounters.
- Chloe brings up how inner ear damage can ruin your sense of balance, making it feel as though you're stumbling about in a spiral. She explains that she read about it in a manga.
- When Chloe sees Lexi in his gryphon form, she's reminded of a game about how a gryphon kidnapped a boy and how they bonded.
- Chloe flipped out in Goblin Jail when they kept constantly playing a song about some person named Dominique by a singing nun.
- The review for Chloe's story notes that "Hell is other people".
- Parker says that he wants to write a story based on a video game where a boy meets a girl in a cage and they held hands as they tried to escape a castle.
- Just before Goh called, Ash and Trip were playing a game about two sisters chasing after a Crimson Beautifly and they had to fight ghosts with a magic camera.
- Holly's drawing of Chloe depicts her with blue hair.
- Chloe dresses up in a black and white dress with crown and declares herself as a "wolf transformed into a princess", while Lexi is dressed as a prince with bandages covering his eyes. This is explained as Chloe wanting to dress them up as the characters of a fairy tale she heard.
- The song Chloe and Lexi dance to is about people losing their heads to a guillotine.
- Parker is watching Firefly Fun House at one point, judging by the lyrics.
- Parker explains that Chloe got into demons after watching a video game clip of someone using demons and other monsters to fight off a guy with white hair, a red coat and a pair of guns.
- Chloe played chess, and lost, to a guy a silver coat and a card locket who ranted on about a King of Games and a blond-colored "dog"Explanation .
- The deer brothers are named Alister and Mikey (although the fact that the deer is Alister can also bring another reference to mind). The jackalope continues the shout-out naming by being called Varon.
- The raccoon waiter is named 'C', wears a tux and has an atrocious accentExplanation .
- Parker and Chloe once shipped Caim and Stolas as a brainstorming session.
- One of the bullying tactics Chloe's classmates did to her was writing a heart with her name and Lucifer's in it on a whiteboard.
- Zack's reasoning for calling Chloe "Bad Girl" was because she reminded him of this "crazy chick who beat people to death with a baseball bat".
- Satou remarks that there was once a passenger wearing a huge belt with a hand for a buckle, a large red ring on his hand and only ate plain sugar malasadas.
Prelude to Part 2
- Henry (Townsend) is reading a book where a girl named "Black Crow" is reciting a speech about what she believes in.
- Alex is taking Hop to the Grand Guignol apartments, named after the theater of the same name.
- The Car is a loving tribute to Legends of the Hidden Temple so there are plenty of references to the show.
- On a boat to the Temple, there are silver snakes, green monkeys and an orange iguana named 'Kirk' (Kirk Fogg) ferries the Red Lotus Trio. There is also red jaguars with purple parrot wings.
- There's a hallway that has numerous artifacts that were retrieved and they're shown to be lit in different colors reflecting the teams who retrieved it. For example, the Levitating Dog Leash of Nostradamus has orange light (Orange Iguanas) while the Mussel Shell Armor has green light (Green Monkeys). Atticus states that the ones who found the Mussel Shell Armor was a girl with her alligator partner, referencing the Green Monkeys team Amanda and Gator.
- Chloe finds a scroll that lists numerous relics that were not yet found (aka were not successfully taken out of the temple in time).
- Lexi mentions how one passenger had to solo the Temple to retrieve a milk bucket, referencing Tarrah of the Purple Parrots who performed a Solo Run to retrieve the Milk Bucket of Freydis.
- Many of the rooms mentioned or seen in the Temple actually are from the show itself.
- Grace and Simon once searched for a relic...said relic was The Mask of Shaka Zulu, which has the shortest run time ever due to a production error.Explanation
- Sevral are also made to Red vs. Blue.
- At one point, Chloe asks Lexi and Atticus, "You ever wonder why were here?", with Atticus replying that is one of life's greatest mysteries, complete with a short tangent similar to Grif's at the beginning of the series.
- They also argue that the shadow of a jaguar cub looks more like a puma and Chloe calls it a "chupathingy".Atticus: It looks like a big cat...
Lexi: Like a puma?
Atticus: Yeah, there you go.
- When dealing with a couple of Temple Guards, Chole channels Caboose.
- When Chloe finds the Royal Toque of Boedica, she starts singing a song about her while fighting Lexi.Chloe: Gonna cause a stink? Won't be the first to blink? I'm not who you think, don't mess with me! I'm Boudica!!!
- Walter ends a Breaking Speech to a prisoner by stating, "You don't fit anybody, not even your own brother".
- The prisoner mentions hearing a child's voice echo like a disembodied heart buried underneath the floorboards of ones room.
- Walter's Evil Plan involves people embodying aspects of the Endless in The Sandman, Dreams, Destiny, Death, Destruction, Desire, Despair and Delight. Walter and Henry are Death, someone from the Apex is Destruction, Alex is Desire, the prisoner is Despair, an unnamed person is Dreams, Hop is Delight while Chloe is Destiny.
- Walter mentions that there was once a passenger with an obsolete mule who liked green beans and could point out accurate premo-NEE-tions.
- Alex's story talks about a person named Paul who was tasked by a White Rabbit to find others to join the Rabbit Tribe.
- Chloe, Lexi and Atticus use recording equipment left by a former passenger who was described as wearing a polo shirt and shouting "I FOUND A PHANPY!" while holding a blue elephant teapot.
- Chloe rallies the Denizens (who dubbed themselves Infinifixers) against the Apex in the same matter as Cassandra in Tangled: The Series using the song "Ready as I'll Ever Be".
- Amelia sees a video of a Japanese man folding origami, in particular those of sheep, who goes by the name of Shadowsan.
- Toby notes that Amelia is just "standing there...menacingly!"
- Goh watches the show of two boys who chronicle the weirdness in their eerie city.
- Henry reassures Amelia and the Red Lotus Trio that the party won't start till they walk in.
- Amelia tells Atticus that if they don't stop the Apex, it'll bring about chaos in which she describes the mass hysteria that would happen.
- Amelia was looking into different ways to revive the dead, including trying to find a way to replicate the Dragon Balls with the Infinity Train, which didn't work. Prior she recalled a former passenger named Kuzan and how she had talked about his own world's zombies (specifically the ones made by Gecko Moria) for similar purposes.
- Lexi rampaged throughout the Cabbage Car after seeing Goh's Chloe-related rant on Facedex, where a lemur denizen cried "MY CABBAGES!"
- Henry and Alex debate on the differences between wardrobes and cabinets. A wardrobe where you enter a world of lions and witches. Alex note that cabinets are "to stuff people who have a tendency to sleep-walk inside so they dont go wandering off and kidnapping innocent maidens". Henry also mentions a Noodle Incident regarding a tollbooth.
- A car Grace, Simon, Hazel and Tuba entered were full of refrigerators. Hazel kept constantly opening and closing the door to one all while saying "Hello light".
- Chloe met up with a charioteer in the Cyan Desert Car who was blond and had a white coat. He granted her a blessing of red wings on her right arm.
- After being fed up with Goh's behavior, Zeno states that he'll just "fade away and classify himself as obsolete".
- There are references to Sion Sono works:
- Suicide Club: Goh's confession to Zeno is taken on stage, like the end where Mitsuko says that she's connected to herself.
- Noriko's Dinner Table: Dream!Ash mentions a rental service which was a focus of the movie.
- In One-One's video chat with Chloe, he mentions a passenger called D-16 who was possessed by a "Chaos Bringer" before being brought to the Train.
- Zeno repeatedly warns and reminds Parker that he's very NAAAUUUUUUUUUGGGHHHTTYYY.
- Titus got a recipe for waterzooi, or "hot soup" as he calls it by a man named Lou Jitsu and his four turtle sons.
- Walter reveals that he got the recipe for the brainwashing sage used on Hop from a very stern FBI agent who told him about a man calling himself Mr. Scratch.
- When fighting Deaddy, Chloe gives a cheery "Hello" while Amelia bluntly states "Hi" before they blast his face in with their guns.
- Upon seeing Amelia dodge attacks with her barrier, Chloe calls her Miss Fortune.
- Chloe's beach outfit is ruined after an encounter with an ink machine and a lunatic named Alice Angel so she decides to dress up as Fran Bow instead.
- While Chloe talks to Walter and Hop, Amelia, Lexi and Atticus are fighting Walpurgisnacht.
- Chloe calls Henry "Mister Sir Henry Mother-of-Furfur".
- Amelia and Romin both have worked at Maccadam's Old Oil House.
- Serena brings up an ice cream parlor named "Sweet Justice" via a review from some girl named Barbara.
- The donut holer "as long as a softball" is called the Onett Special.
- Chloe's interest in reading and horror themed or influenced shows including everything from the 'Demon Boulder episode' to Harry Potter, Twilight, and the like.
- Gard and Ash reference Naruto and the 'genius of hard work' line, while Chloe appears to not be a fan.
- One Team Rocket references the Rocket Power intro theme.
- Along with Ladybug, other heroes worshiped by the Dog Monks include Ben Tennyson as depicted in Ben 10: Alien Force and Ben 10: Ultimate Alien, Percy Jackson, Izuku Midoriya, Danny Phantom, and Anne Boonchuy of Amphibia.
- Larkspur wears a shirt that has a few letters removed. But filling them reads Camp Half-Blood.
- Larkspur teases Gladion by showing her teleportation ability and stating that she didn't tell him, "Don't drown".
- The Spiral Car holds the Village of Whirlpools, and Gladion nearly steps on the body of a boy who's mutated into a half-snail creature. The car he's about to enter as the Toy Brick Car ends is called The Black Paradox Car.
- After encountering the half-snail child in The Spiral Car, Gladion catches himself clinging to Larkspur much like 'that cowardly dog from those mystery-hunter cartoons'.
- Larkspur states that the naming system for her and her sisters goes "La Li Lu Le Lo".
- Kiawe exclaims that the Ultra Beasts know neither friend nor foe, only DESTRUCTION.
- The Toy Brick Car is based off of The LEGO Movie with Master Vitruvius and Emmet being denizens.
- The shields Gladion sees in the Toy Brick Car have numerous coats of arms on it ranging from: an inverted puzzle with an eye in the center and a green six-pointed star within two circles, the head of a blue spiky beast and the face of an orange marsupial. Names brandished on the shields include: Lannister, Zi Britannia and Yuki.
- The Black Tyrant refuses to reference the Trope-Naming Monty Python and the Holy Grail moment.
- The White Rabbit's outfit is inspired by the Rabbit from The Masked Singer.
- After White Gestalt ties with Mad Ben, Gladion's speech asks of the audience "Are you not entertained?!"
- In the Frogs with Hats Car, one of the frogs wears an upturned tea kettle for a hat.
- The concession stand that The Curious got his giant Choc Nut bar from is called Trese and is manned by two bartenders wearing diamond masks.
- In the Orange Car, there's a sloth denizen named Cassidy.
- The unofficial rules of the children's storytelling night in the Cyan Desert Car is "no stories wholly true, no stories wholly false, and no repeats."
- When Chloe hugs Ash's Dragonite, she asks if hugs from him always feel this warm.
- Upon seeing their statues, Amelia states hers makes her look like a man, like how Mai described herself in Sokka's victory portrait. Hazel even shouts that the statues "look perfect" like Toph did.
- The fact that there was a poetry slam in the Baking Soda Volcanoes Car is a reference to Phineas and Ferb where Dr. Doofenschmirtz apparently lost a poetry slam to one of these volcanoes.
- The first line of the poem Lexi recites is actually from The Mortal Instruments when Clary and Simon see one of Simon's friends on stage doing poetry.
- Lexi: "Come my faux ziggurat! My nefarious loins! Torture me with arid zeal!"
- The cyclops and skeleton monsters in the Clay Car are from the Gravity Falls episode "Little Gift Shop of Horrors", more specifically the Clay Day short.
- To the Redwall books and the Captain Claw video game.