Dinosaur Train {News And A Giveaway}

If you have a Dinosaur Train fan in your house you don’t want to miss the season premiere on PBS KIDS of Dinosaur Train:  Dinosaur Big City on August 22 and the DVD release on August 23. In addition to the TV premiere and DVD coming out, the Jim Henson Company, Random House Children’s Books and Paramount Home Entertainment have partnered with Amtrak for a nationwide promotion in August.

Now through August 31st, families can embark on their own DINOSAUR TRAIN adventure by entering the Amtrak – Dinosaur Train Sweepstakes.  One lucky family of 4 (2 adults / 2 children) will win an Amtrak Vacations® Rocky Mountain National Park Tour to visit the Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center in Woodland Park, Colorado as part of thegrand prize.  In addition, the promotion will feature DINOSAUR TRAIN placemats on Long Distance Trains, while seatbacks, counter cards, activitybook giveaways will be in over 100 stations nationwide to promote the sweepstakes and DVD release.  One million ticket jackets will be used system wide featuring DINOSAUR TRAIN. The “Dinosaur Big City” DVD will also include an Amtrak offer in 50,000 units.  Visit www.henson.com/Dtsweepstakes for promotion details.

The DINOSAUR TRAIN: Dinosaur Big City DVD includes eight fun and engaging learning adventures, as well as interactive games, coloring pages, a dinosaur reference guide and information for parents. In “Dinosaur Big City,” join Buddy the T. rex and his Pteranodon family as they gather all their Theropod friends together to travel to the big Theropod Club Convention which is being held in Laramidia, the “Dinosaur Big City!” Among the travelers is King Cryolophosaurus, who’s more than a little nervous about giving a concert in front of his biggest audience ever. Can Buddy and Tiny help him overcome his fear of performing?


One reader will win a copy of the DINOSAUR TRAIN: Dinosaur Big City DVD.


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Giveaway ends: September 1, 2011 at 11:59pm.

(Disclosure: I was not compensated for this post. US readers only please.)


  1. Crunchy Con Mommy says

    I’ve never taken my son for a real train ride, but he does love the zoo train at our local zoo!

  2. Crunchy Con Mommy says

    I follow you on Twitter as @CrunchyConMom :)

  3. My son has not been on a train ride yet.
    sweetpeonies07 at gmail

  4. We are hoping to make ‘polar express’ our first train ride this Christmas

  5. I took my daughters on the train twice…once it was a local “Ride with the Easter Bunny” and once in Lancaster, PA.
    Thank you!
    jackievillano at gmail dot com

  6. I entered the Gorton’s giveaway
    jackievillano at gmail dot com

  7. My son loves trains (and dinosaurs!!). So far we’ve only taken the train into the city once…we will be braving it again soon, I’m sure!
    I follow you and hensonparents on twitter.

    katiebear927 at yahoo dot com

  8. My daughter LOVES train rides, we are lucky we live so close to the Metra, so going into the city has been easy to do.

  9. I follow you on twitter ;-)

  10. I am following hensonparents on twitter now!

  11. I shared on the giveaway on facebook

  12. I shared the giveaway on twitter.

  13. Found out about this when someone shared on twitter. Excited! I didn’t even know they had made this book into a movie, and my 4yo Nathan will LOVE it. Yes, we have taken our oldest on a train ride – from Raleigh to Charlotte.

    And we’ve taken our oldest TWO (littlest still in utero at the time) on a just-for-fun train ride on a steam engine outside town. It’s scenic only, no destination. They loved it. :)

  14. followed Alicia on twitter :)

  15. I have never taken my child on a train ride. I’ve never been on a train myself either.

    littleangel_mw at yahoo dot com

  16. I’ve taken my kids and they loved it!

  17. Follow @aliciamarie112 on Twitter

  18. Follow @hensonparents on Twitter

  19. Entered the Duckle Dance giveaway

  20. My kids have taken local transit like Metro trains but never a long train ride like on Amtrak. They would love it!

  21. I follow you on Twitter

  22. I’m following @hensonparents on Twitter. (I’m @westoftheloop)

  23. Tweeted about the giveaway!