This summer, visitors of all ages from cities coast to coast will experience for free the magic behind Disney’s A Christmas Carol in this once-in-a-lifetime attraction. Disney’s A Christmas Carol is a thrilling, multi-sensory movie directed by Robert Zemeckis that takes the classic Dickens tale to the big screen like never before. The movie opens nationwide November 6.
About The Tour
Disney’s A Christmas Carol Train Tour, sponsored by Hewlett Packard and Driven by Amtrak, kicks off Memorial Day Weekend 2009 at Union Station in Los Angeles, traveling across the country with stops in 40 cities big and small along the route, culminating in November at New York City’s Grand Central Terminal. Traveling more than 16,000 miles, the train will pass through 36 states.
Visitors will be the first to see an exclusive sneak peek of Disney’s A Christmas Carol in Disney Digital 3D inside a state-of-the-art 48-foot-wide, 3D theatre – the first inflatable 3D theatre ever to go across the country – which will be erected onsite in each city. Dolby laboratories will be supplying Dolby Digital 3D equipment for the travelling 3D theatre.
Snow will “fall” in each of the 40 cities throughout this summertime event. The winter wonderland will be complete with holiday décor and Christmas carolers.
Visitors will be treated to a behind-the-scenes look at the magic, the spectacle and the cutting-edge technology of Disney’s A Christmas Carol. Four train cars will showcase immersive and interactive experiences, including:
● A first glimpse at the character development and character design of Disney’s A Christmas Carol.
● Artifacts from the Charles Dickens Museum in London, England, including a first edition of A Christmas Carol, a portrait of Charles Dickens, his original writing tools and original letters written by Charles Dickens from his visits to the United States.
● An inside look at the cutting-edge performance capture technique used to create the film
Interactive kiosks where guests can explore Dicken’s London and morph their face into characters from the movie using HP TouchSmart PCs and get the image via email.
This family event is fun for guests of all ages – and totally FREE!
To launch the event, Disney will present a check for $100,000 to Boys and Girls Club of America. Additionally, Boys and Girls Club kids from each city will take part in special activities.
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.
The train will be pulling into Denver’s Union Station:
●Friday, June 12, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
●Saturday, June 13, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
●Sunday, June 14, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
For more information, visit www.christmascaroltraintour.com.