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All Aboard: Riding the Smoky Mountain Train to Oz!


 All Aboard: Riding the Smoky Mountain Train to Oz!
 
Mark your calendars for the second half of July, because The Great Smoky Mountains Railroad is hosting another immensely fun adventure for children and adults alike! Brought to us by the very same group that brings us The Polar Express Ride every year, The Wizard of Oz Train Ride will be a timeless event that is sure to create lasting, happy memories. Read on for more information about how you can experience this awesome event!
 
Where and When
Every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from July 14th to the 30th, The Great Smoky Mountains Train will travel that "yellow brick road" to meet the mysterious Oz! Much like the Polar Express train ride, this one will last 2.5 hours and along the way it retells the classic 1939 film based on the great L. Frank Baum story. Beginning in Munchkinland (Bryson City Depot), journey goers will meet Dorthy and Glinda the Good Witch of the North. From there, the train heads toward "Emerald City". Along the way, you'll meet the Scarecrow, the Tin Man, and the Lion... and of course the wicked witch! 
 
Riders are encouraged to wear their favorite Wizard of Oz costumes and to bring cameras! All children receive a special gift for helping Dorothy make her way home. 
 
Where to Stay
Staying in your own home away from home in the area is key to fully enjoying whatever activities you have planned. Bryson City is just an hour's drive from the vibrant and eclectic community of Asheville, and when you base your vacation around our community, you open yourselves up to such area amenities as The River Arts District and The Biltmore Estate! Looking for a home in the Smoky Mountains that boasts long range views and absolute privacy? Look no further than Wilderness Ridge - a 3 bedroom stunner conveniently situated to both Bryson City and Asheville! This sun-soaked home is the perfect getaway for families traveling to the area. Complete with a private hot tub, a recreation room, a fully equipped kitchen, and plenty to explore outside, Wilderness Ridge has everything you're looking for in a mountain home-base!
 
To begin planning your trip to the mountains, contact Carolina Mornings at (855) 398-0712. A Professional Vacation Planner will assist you in lining up your area accommodations, while our very own Experience Planner helps put a local's touch on your area itinerary! Be sure to ask about our Mountain Discovery Pass - a gift included with every Carolina Mornings reservation!
 
By: Dana Carrico