Thursday, October 15, 2009

Disney's A Christmas Carol Train Tour

On Tuesday we were lucky enough to hop aboard Disney's A Christmas Carol Trail in Savannah. While we weren't taken for a magical ride powered by pixie dust, what we found inside was still magical, indeed!

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

Old Scrooge

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:


  1. Now that's cool!!! Are those real people in the last pic or figures?

  2. Wow Jamie! This is excellent stuff--luckily, I live in New York so I will definitely try to catch this train! I am surprised they have original documents by Dickens...amazing!

  3. Love it Jamie, how exciting.


  4. Disney does it again! Amazing! Also, you need to check out the Gingerbread Jimmi House Competition and Display in Park City ( 1255 Park Avenue ) Nov 23rd, 2009 - Jan 3, 2010! It is a great family tradition!

    Tommy, Jon and Gina


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