Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Coming Attraction: Disney's A Christmas Carol Train Tour

Looks like Christmas is coming early this year.

A nationwide train tour for "Disney's A Christmas Carol" will be chugging into Union Station on Friday, May 22, and if you haven't already had your fill of locomotives, this looks to be a fun (and free!) outing for the little ones.

Visitors will be able to see four custom-designed train cars housing behind-the-scenes attractions -- including a look at the making of the movie -- demonstrations and activities such as morphing your face into characters from the film (Can't wait to get Scrooged!) There also will be artifacts from London's Charles Dickens Museum, costumes, carolers and -- a SoCal rarity -- snow. Oh, and don't forget the exclusive peeks at 3-D clips from the movie.

This is all to stir up excitement for the upcoming Robert Zemeckis-directed performance-capture "Christmas Carol," which stars Jim Carrey as our dear but miserly Scrooge and hits theaters Nov. 6.

If you're not in the L.A. area, the train tour should be stopping in or close to where you live. It's making 40 stops across the country, including Oklahoma City; Omaha, Neb.; and Whitefish, MT(!). That's in addition to the big-time outposts.

So hop aboard if you have some time this weekend. C'mon, you know you're dying to see Union Station twice in the same month!

And a shout out to Trailer Addict for the preview!

Disney's A Christmas Carol Train Tour
Union Station
May 22-25
Hours: May 22-24 (9 a.m.-9 p.m.); May 25 (10 a.m.-6 p.m.)

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