FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Mt. Rainier Railroad and Logging Museum Announces 2017 Dates
And Ticket Prices for PEANUTS™ The Great Pumpkin Patch Express
For Second Consecutive Year, Historic Scenic Railroad Near Mount Rainier National Park
To Offer Fun, Family-Oriented Halloween-Themed Excursions Featuring World-Famous
PEANUTS™ Characters Snoopy and Charlie Brown and Tons of Activities
ELBE, Wash. — August 23, 2017 — The Mt. Rainer Railroad and Logging Museum (MRRR)™, which offers distinctive year-round rail experiences and special events to passengers of all ages in the beautiful, scenic forested foothills near Mt. Rainier National Park, today announced its 2017 dates and ticket prices for PEANUTS™ The Great Pumpkin Patch Express. Based on “It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown!,” the world-famous comic strip and animated TV special from renowned cartoonist Charles M. Schulz, the enjoyable family-friendly special event begins Saturday, Oct. 7 and runs each weekend through Sunday, Oct. 22. The event series is produced in partnership with Rail Events Inc. and PEANUTS Worldwide LLC.
Tickets for are now on sale for PEANUTS™ The Great Pumpkin Patch Express through our website at mtrainierrailroad.com/train-excursions/peanuts, or by calling the railroad’s toll-free reservations hotline, seven days a week, at (888) STEAM-11 (783-2611).
“Featuring two of the most recognizable children’s characters in the world, PEANUTS™ The Great Pumpkin Patch Express gives children the unique opportunity to meet Snoopy and Charlie Brown, and gets families into the Halloween spirit in a fun and interactive way,” said Allen C. Harper, co-owner, chairman, and chief executive officer of American Heritage Railways, Inc., the parent company of the Mt. Rainier Railroad and Logging Museum and Rail Events Inc. “We’ve also added activities for children and their families, and made ticket prices affordable, to create a highly-attractive event series during which guests can make lifelong memories.”
About PEANUTS™ The Great Pumpkin Patch Express
Departing from the MRRR depot in Elbe, Wash., PEANUTS™ The Great Pumpkin Patch Express guests enjoy a 35-minute train ride to the Most Sincere Pumpkin Patch, where they are greeted by Charlie Brown and Snoopy. While at the pumpkin patch, children and their families can participate in a broad range of fun and interactive activities, include face-painting, arts and crafts projects, temporary tattoos, coloring pages, lawn games, PEANUTS™ gang photo opportunities, and trick-or-treating through a historic logging camp. Each child also gets to select his or her very own pumpkin to decorate and take home during the one-hour layover at the Most Sincere Pumpkin Patch. Finally, all guests are encouraged to wear their Halloween costumes during the trip to add to the event’s festive atmosphere.
PEANUTS™ The Great Pumpkin Patch Express: Excursion Dates and Times
The railroad will host six PEANUTS™ The Great Pumpkin Patch Express excursions, two each day, the weekends of Oct. 7-8, 14-15, and 21-22. The excursion schedule for each day is as follows:
|Train #1||Departs: 10:00 a.m.
Returns: 12:30 p.m.
|Train #2||Departs: 1:00 p.m.
Returns: 3:30 p.m.
Standard-class tickets are $45.00 per person for adults, and $25.00 each for children ages 3-11. First-class tickets are $55.00 per person for adults, and $35.00 each for children ages 3-11. Children two and under ride free. All-day parking is available in the MRRR parking lot near the depot for $4.00 per vehicle.
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About Mt. Rainier Railroad and Logging Museum
Located 70 miles south of Seattle in the beautiful, scenic forested foothills near Mt. Rainier National Park, the Mt. Rainier Railroad and Logging Museum (MRRR) commemorates the rich, colorful history of the Pacific Northwest’s logging industry. Now owned and operated by American Heritage Railways, the MRRR provides distinctive year-round rail experiences and exceptional special events via its fleet of vintage coal-fired, steam-operated locomotives and coaches which have been updated with modern amenities to accommodate today’s discerning travelers. Boasting the world’s largest collection of steam-powered logging locomotives, the MRRR’s museum collection is curated and operated by the nonprofit Western Forest Industries Museum. The MRRR offers consumers a unique, enjoyable, and affordable family-friendly travel experience which combines the state’s vibrant pioneering and logging histories with the unparalleled beauty of the Washington backcountry. For more information, please visit mtrainierrailroad.com or call (888) STEAM-11 (783-2611); like the company on Facebook at www.facebook.com/MtRainierRailroad; and follow the railroad on Instagram and Twitter at @VisitMRRR.
About Rail Events Inc.
Rail Events Inc. is the industry leader in rail-related special events management. In 2016, the company licensed events that hosted over one million guests at 50 partner railroads in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom. Rail Events Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of American Heritage Railways, the premier operator of heritage railroads in the United States.
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