Monday, July 11, 2016

Great Smoky Mountains Railroad hosts Wizard of Oz Train

Great Smoky Mountains Railroad Announces Magical Journey

on THE WIZARD OF OZ™ Train Ride This Summer



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE- BRYSON CITY, NC – Warner Bros. Consumer Products, Rail Events Inc., and the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad are proud to announce the debut of THE WIZARD OF OZ™ Train Ride beginning July 14! Licensed by the same team that brought you THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride, the 2-1/2 hour roundtrip journey will retell the story of the beloved movie, The Wizard of Oz, on board a real train. The journey begins in Munchkinland where DOROTHY™ meets GLINDA THE GOOD WITCH™, who suggests she take a train that follows the YELLOW BRICK ROAD™ to see if the WIZARD OF OZ™ could help her find a way back to Kansas. Guests will board the train with Dorothy and several of her special friends as they travel down the Yellow Brick Road to the Emerald City.
Along the way, you’ll enjoy refreshments and live onboard entertainment featuring Dorothy, SCARECROW™, TIN MAN™, and COWARDLY LION™ set to the sounds of the motion picture. Help them defeat the WICKED WITCH OF THE WEST™ before arriving at the Emerald City and experiencing the thrill of meeting THE GREAT AND POWERFUL OZ™ himself during a live stage show. You’ll then return to Munchkinland with the characters on board the train and available for photos. Children will receive a special gift for helping Dorothy on her unforgettable journey!
The adventure operates July 14-17, 21-24, 28-31 & Aug 4-7. Exact excursion times and ticket prices are available by calling 1-800-872-4681 or by visiting Tickets begin at $48 for adults (13+) and $38 for children (2-12). Upgraded seating is available! Families are encouraged to wear their favorite The Wizard of Oz attire and costumes for the ride!

All Fares subject to a 6% Historic Preservation Fee and 6.75% NC Tax. Schedules and fares are subject to change without notice.
About Warner Bros. Consumer Products
Warner Bros. Consumer Products, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, is one of the leading licensing and retail merchandising organizations in the world.
About THE WIZARD OF OZ™ Train Ride
Official THE WIZARD OF OZ™ Train Rides are licensed by Rail Events, Inc. on behalf of Warner Bros. Consumer Products, Inc. Beginning in 2016, Rail Events, Inc. holds the exclusive license to operate THE WIZARD OF OZ™ Train Rides in the United States.
About Rail Events Inc.
Rail Events Inc. is the industry leader in rail-related special events management. In 2015, we licensed events that hosted nearly one million guests at 50 partner railroads in the US, Canada, and the UK. Rail Events Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of American Heritage Railways, which is the premier operator of heritage railroads in the United States.
THE WIZARD OF OZ and all related characters and elements © & ™ Turner Entertainment Co. (s16)
Great Smoky Mountain Railroad will have the Wizard of Oz Train event for the next two years.  In addition to the souvenirs on the train ride they will be selling licensed Wizard of Oz merchandise.  When the Wizard of Oz Train Ride debuted in French Lick, Oz fans were delighted to see Dorothy and friends come to life.  The Wizard of Oz Train Ride will be going around the country so stay tuned! For more info on the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad and to purchase tickets please see:

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