June 5, 2013. Listen up, all you Dora and Diego fans: don’t miss the chance to meet Dora the Explorer™ and Go, Diego, Go!™ at Tweetsie Railroad on June 21-23, 2013. The Nickelodeon costumed characters will appear daily, and will be available to interact and take photos with fans at the park throughout the weekend.
Dora is a seven-year-old Latina heroine whose adventures take place in an imaginative, tropical world filled with jungles, beaches and rainforests. Diego Marquez, Dora’s cousin, is an eight-year-old animal rescuer and nature expert that uses scientific thinking and investigative strategies to help animals in trouble. Dora and Diego explore their world just as preschoolers do everyday, and their television shows actively engage children using a variety of learning techniques. In addition, daily appearances are at 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. Afterward, the characters will be available for pictures with guests.
This year marks Dora the Explorer’s tenth anniversary, which Nickelodeon will celebrate throughout the year with “Beyond the Backpack” – a multiplatform pro-social campaign that champions overall school readiness for preschoolers. The program includes several Dora-themed television specials, an original documentary and a dedicated website at DoraTheExplorer.com.
Park guests can enjoy this special event in addition to Tweetsie’s daily lineup of family fun. Hop aboard Tweetsie’s historic steam-powered locomotive for an unforgettable three-mile scenic mountain adventure. Explore the streets of Tweetsie Railroad’s very own Western town. Experience the gold rush while panning for gold at Miner’s Mountain, get to know the animal residents of Deer Park Zoo, take a spin on one of many rides and much more.
Tweetsie Railroad is open seven days a week from May 31 through August 18. The park returns to the weekend schedule from August 19 through November 3, including Labor Day Monday. The 2013 season ends Sunday, November 3. The park’s regular hours are 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., but will be open until 9:00 p.m. on July 4 for the Fireworks Extravaganza and July 6, 13, 20 and 27 for Cool Summer Nights. Daily admission to Tweetsie Railroad is $37 for adults and $23 for children ages 3 through 12. Children 2 and under are admitted free. The Ghost Train® Halloween Festival will take place Friday and Saturday nights September 27 through November 2 from 7:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m., when admission is $28 for adults and children. Tickets and Golden Rail Season Passes are available at Tweetsie.com.
Tweetsie Railroad is located in the Blue Ridge Mountains on U.S. Highway 321 between Boone and Blowing Rock, North Carolina. For more information about the 2013 season at Tweetsie Railroad, visit Tweetsie.com or call 877.TWEETSIE (877.893.3874). Find Tweetsie on Facebook or follow Tweetsie on Twitter @TweetsieRR.
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