We were shown how the movie was made from the computerized images of stick figures to how they capture the actors expressions with powerful cameras. There were also models of Dicken's London they used to shoot scenes for the movie applying color and depth with computers after scenes were shot.
The most exciting part for me was seeing the artwork created for the movie:
Ghost of Jacob Marley Figurine
Busts of Ebenezer Scrooge and Bob Cratchit
We even got to sneak peeks at scenes from the movie:
In one of the first train cars we toured we got to see pictures of the characters and their costumes.
A Young Belle - Ebenezer's Fiance
Ebenezer as a Child
Ebenezer as a Young Man
I was surprised to not only see a portrait of Charles Dickens but also some of his original works and even some handwritten notes by Dickens himself!
Dickens & Handwritten notes from Dickens 3rd major novel: The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickelby
Tiny Tim -
Christmas Carol Quadrilles Piano Forte
Other original documents and 1st editions
We had a great time! If you are in Florida, South Carolina, Pensylvania or New York, be sure to check Disney's A Christmas Carol Train Tour Website so you don't miss the train when it's in your area. If you won't get to see the train don't miss the movie.
Happy Holidays from our family to yours: