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June 18, 2009
"Disney's A Christmas Carol" Train Tour comes to town Friday-Sunday

Hollywood has hit the rails. "Disney's A Christmas Carol" Train Tour is on a 40-city, 16,000-mile whistlestop trip - and will be in Old Sacramento this weekend.

The free, family event includes a sneak peek of the digital 3-D "Disney's A Christmas Carol," which opens nationwide on Nov. 6. It'll be shown in a huge inflatable, traveling theater.

Meanwhile, snow will be falling, carolers will be singing and the decorations will be hung as if it were already the holiday season.

Inside the Amtrak train cars, visitors can see artifacts from the Charles Dickens Museum in London, including a first edition of Dickens' book "A Christmas Carol." They can play an interactive game to "visit" Dickens' London and can morph their face into characters from "Disney's A Christmas Carol."

The Disney train will sit near the California State Railroad Museum, 111 I St., Old Sacramento, and will be open to the public 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Friday-Saturday and 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday.

"Disney's A Christmas Carol" stars Jim Carrey as Ebenezer Scrooge and was directed by Robert Zemeckis. When it opens this fall, the film will be shown in both Disney Digital 3-D and IMAX 3D.

For more information, on the train tour go to www.christmascaroltraintour.com

The California State Railroad Museum is offering extended hours and a great admission deal just for this weekend.

Hours are 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Friday-Saturday and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. A coupon from the information booth in front of the museum is good for 2-for-1 admission. For more information: www.californiastaterailroadmuseum.org

- Dixie Reid

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