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.

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24 thoughts on “Dinosaur Train {News And A Giveaway}”

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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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.

  5. 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. :)

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