ALL ABOARD!

DISNEY’S A CHRISTMAS CAROL” TRAIN TOUR ROLLS INTO ATLANTA


NEXT STOP: Southeastern Railway Museum FOR FREE FAMILY EVENT

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 6

Southeastern Railway Museum Decked Out with Holiday Décor, “Snow” and Carolers


WHO/

WHAT:

DISNEY’S A CHRISTMAS CAROL” Train Tour will be rolling into ATLANTA, offering visitors an exclusive 3D sneak peek from the movie as well as a behind-the-scenes glimpse of the making of the movie—with artifacts and character designs housed in real train cars. The fun family event is totally free.


WHEN/

WHERE:


TUESDAY, OCTOBER 6

9 AM – 7 PM


SOUTHEASTERN TRAIN MUSEUM

3595 Peachtree Rd

Duluth, GA 30096

ABOUT THE TOUR:


Sponsored by HP and driven by Amtrak, the Train Tour will travel more than 16,000 miles and pass through 36 states. Amidst a winter wonderland with holiday décor and Christmas carolers, visitors will see footage from “Disney’s A Christmas Carol” inside a state-of-the-art Digital 3D theatre which will be erected in each city. Visitors can also check out the cutting-edge technology behind the film, as well as artifacts from the Charles Dickens Museum and interactive games where guests can explore Dickens’ London and morph their face into characters from the movie using HP TouchSmart PCs. HP powers the interactive components of the Train Tour and its technology is used in the production of the movie. Radio Disney will invite kids to enter for a chance to become a Movie Surfer representing their hometown. Each Hometown Movie Surfer will get a chance to appear on Disney Channel by filming their very own Movie Surfer’s segment! Guests will also have a chance to win an HP TouchSmart PC and HP Photosmart wireless printer in every market. This family event is for guests of all ages and is free to the public. The train tour is traveling cross-country with stops in 40 cities, culminating in November at New York City’s Grand Central Terminal. The latest details about tour stops and scheduled events are available at www.christmascaroltraintour.com.



ABOUT THE MOVIE:

Disney’s A Christmas Carol,” a multi-sensory thrill ride re-envisioned by Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Robert Zemeckis, captures the fantastical essence of the classic Dickens tale in a groundbreaking 3D motion picture event. Ebenezer Scrooge (JIM CARREY) begins the Christmas holiday with his usual miserly contempt, barking at his faithful clerk (GARY OLDMAN) and his cheery nephew (COLIN FIRTH). But when the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Yet to Come take him on an eye-opening journey revealing truths Old Scrooge is reluctant to face, he must open his heart to undo years of ill will before it’s too late. The movie opens nationwide November 6, 2009, in theatres, Disney Digital 3D™, and IMAX® 3D.



ABOUT THE MUSEUM:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CONTACT:

The Southeastern Railway Museum has been in operation since 1970 and is "Georgia's Official Transportation History Museum".  The museum has over 80 other pieces of retired railway rolling stock including vintage steam and diesel locomotives, passenger coaches, private business cars, a World War II army troop kitchen, wooden freight cars, railway post office car and maintenance of way equipment. Transit history is represented with a cross section of busses and trolleys from the early 1900's through the mid 1980's. The museum is also home to MARTA's historic bus fleet which includes busses from many of the predecessor systems to MARTA. Many other items from Georgia's transportation history are also presented on the museum's 35-acre site. 

The museum is open  Thursday - Saturday from 10am - 5pm.

The museum is located at 3595 Buford Hwy in Duluth. Directions:  From I-85 northbound, exit at Pleasant Hill Road.  Turn left (west), pass Gwinnett Place Mall, and continue approx. 3 miles to Buford Highway (US 23).  Turn right (north) on Buford Highway.  Travel approx. ¼ mile to Peachtree Road, turn left, cross railroad tracks, then turn right into museum entrance.

 

Lauren Dalrymple/ Allied Advertising, PR

ldalrymple@alliedim.com; 404/ 975-4271


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