Monday, May 25, 2009

Will I see you tonight, on a downtown train? Every night, every night its just the same, on a downtown train

The Disney Christmas Carol train rolled into town, so you know we just had to go. Los Angeles was the first stop on a national tour to promote the Jim Carrey movie, A Christmas Carol. It was in all the papers, all the blogs - so you know the crowd was going to be thick. When we got there we were told it'd be a 2-1/2 hour wait.

Well, it didn't look that bad to me, and we were all the way there, it's kind of like - no turning back now...er. Anyway, there were circus performers, carollers and fake snow to entertain us, it was very Christmas-y. Which is all very weird in May.

Once on the train you moved from car to car, and it was a giant promo for the movie. Costumes, behind the scenes, interactivity -The entire thing is CGI, similar to the technology for Polar Express. That movie freaks me out, but mostly because it's too much Tom Hanks, probably. Now the technology is heightened and they showed how the actors and models come together. There were large displays of foamcore/strathmore models, just like I used to make in school. It was neat to see that as the base for the entire set design.All in all it was a 1-1/2 hour wait. Was it worth it? Probably not, but it was really informative which was good, because honestly, I'd have no desire to see this movie otherwise. But when I got off the train, now I kind of can't wait for the movie to come out! And - the kids had a really good time. You can catch the train in your city soon.

More - Disney's A Christmas Carol Train pics, here.

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3 Comments:

Blogger Jodi said...

Oops. I think we were supposed to do this. Didn't realized it happened already. Mainly for some 3D thing that's part of it. Oh well.

Monday, May 25, 2009 11:23:00 AM  
Blogger calisara said...

so cool to see! my bf is working on the film and he was telling me about the trains and we wish we were in LA to see the debut! hope your boys had fun!

Monday, May 25, 2009 8:57:00 PM  
Blogger L.A. Story said...

You ended up going! Good for you. You really need a medal of honor after waiting in that line. And great Tiny Tim pic. Don't think ours turned out so well. :)

Wednesday, May 27, 2009 11:15:00 AM  

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