Disney "A Christmas Carol" Train

Tuesday, October 6, 2009


Disney is opening their newest movie, "A Christmas Carol" on November 6th. It's a 3-D movie and their marketing campaign is outstanding.

There is an Amtrak train traveling around the country, with interactive exhibits and an 11 minute preview of the movie. Since the Caterpillars are in a version of "A Christmas Carol" at our local community theatre, I thought they would enjoy seeing the train.
We invited their friends, a homeschool family that lives down the street from us.It didn't rain on us, which is good - because the line was LONG. We got there pretty early, and that was a great thing. Any later and we likely wouldn't have been able to do both things. The train was awesome.

I was amazed by the HP screens, they are truly amazing. Plus, getting to see actual writings by Charles Dickens, in his own handwriting, is really cool!

At the end, we got to morph our faces into characters from the movie. I can't wait to see how those turn out when they are emailed to us!

There was a little booth to get temporary tattoos and activity sheets. B10 picked the Scrooge one, while the other kids got snowflakes.
Finally, we watched an 11 minute 3-D preview of the movie. It was beautiful! Absolutely amazing. Our family will be going, perhaps not the first weekend, but before Christmas, I'm sure.
It was a once-in-a-lifetime experience. I am so glad we were able to do it.

~Lone Butterfly )i(


Meredith said...

How fun!!!