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Archive for February, 2014

“the Polar Express” –

Friday, February 28th, 2014:

2004 moviemakers go after 'Polar Express' programs over copyright Then, a special reanimation process brings them to life. Voila the stuff nightmares are made of, masquerading as a tale of Christmas joy and wonder. Actually, the wonder The Polar Express induces feels something like a coma. The main characters dont have names, just handy identifying monikers like Hero Boy and Hero Girl (the latter so named probably because Token Person of Color just doesnt swing). Hero Boy (his voice is provided by Tom Hanks) has just reached the age where he has begun to doubt the existence of Santa Claus. […] Read More →

Hustle On Down To The Hostlers Festival

Friday, February 28th, 2014:

More often than not the dumbest articles contain vital pieces of facts that turn out to be rather valuable. Here is several news that we were in a position to gather for today: Other than that, he says, the show will basically be the same. As the saying goes -- if it ain't broke, don't fix it. "Attendance has increased every year for the last five years," Murphy said. The festival starts Feb. 28, with doors open from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m., at Ogden's Union Station, 2501 Wall Ave. The show continues 9 a.m. First revealed at: http://www.standard.net/stories/2014/02/26/hustle-down-hostlers-festival Read More →

Let The Magic Roll: Polar Express Sets Course For North Pole

Thursday, February 27th, 2014:

The return trip is full of holiday cheer with Santa meeting each and every child, festive caroling with Santa's elves, and all the characters of the story magically bringing the story of to life. The Polar Express is approximately a one-hour round-trip that departs at 6 and 8 p.m. from the train station in Saratoga Springs, located at 26 Station Lane off West Avenue. Children are encouraged to wear their pajamas to keep in the spirit of the story, and special Polar Express pajamas are available at the depot gift shop. Passengers in the first-class dome car seating will also […] Read More →

How A 113-year-old Company Boosted Holiday Sales On Facebook

Wednesday, February 26th, 2014:

"We kept a close watch on [the] metrics of the campaign to see which of our marketing methods worked and which didnt," says Egan. After briefly considering weekly train set giveaways, the company decided to hold one contest each month to help drum up support and excitement. For each sweepstakes, Lionel's marketing team sent out emails to its newsletter subscribers and shared a flurry of social media posts on its Facebook , Twitter and Google+ accounts. The strategy proved successful more than two-thirds (68%) of people who visited the sweepstakes page entered the contest. "We [measured] the number of new […] Read More →

Building Model Train Landscapes

Wednesday, February 26th, 2014:

There are several occasions when valuable information gets drowned in a sea of press releases, specifically before major trade shows & conventions. This offers a great summary of a lot of the updated developments. Model train scenery should reflect the beauty of the countryside and draw in the audience. Show them why trains are important. Trains have played an important role in history across the world, establishing solid trade routes and allowing supplies to reach far away towns and settlements. From that bit of history, one might choose to step back in time with their model train layout and show […] Read More →

How A 113-year-old Company Boosted Holiday Sales On Facebook

Wednesday, February 26th, 2014:

The popular Christmastime tale, first released in 1985 as an illustrated childrens book, has since inspired an Oscar-nominated 2004 film and a collectible railroad set from model train-makers Lionel LLC . With the film's 10th anniversary quickly approaching, the toy manufacturer wanted to recapture the hearts and minds of railroad enthusiasts with its unique line of replica trains. To do so, the 113-year-old company launched its "Polar Express Sweepstakes" to promote its officially licensed model trains among frenzied fans. Lionel's marketers timed The Polar Express campaign from September through November to tie into the storys holiday theme. "Lovers of The […] Read More →

How A 113-year-old Company Boosted Holiday Sales On Facebook

Tuesday, February 25th, 2014:

The studio's social media staff helped spread the word about the contest with several posts that were sent out to the more than 425,000 fans of The Polar After months of silence, there is finally a few news to report. I think on the other hand, we've heard a lot of this before. There nonetheless something new to be learned, even if it is an old rerun press release. Express movie . Egan says the film studio played a crucial role in driving traffic to the sweepstakes landing page a November 18th post alone garnered more than 8,500 Facebook likes, […] Read More →

Sun City Center Model Railroad Club Names Its 1,000th Junior Engineer

Tuesday, February 25th, 2014:

After lots of investigation & development, it seems that a number of eagerly anticipated news is here. Strangely adequate although, this data sounds familiar. It honestly doesn't matter due to the fact there's often a number of new data to be found. He was very surprised to learn he was the 1,000th junior engineer, Jones said. I always love showing kids how to run the train and blow the whistle. But this time was especially memorable. Formed by a group of model train enthusiasts in the community, the club will celebrate its 25th anniversary next year. Its 29 club members […] Read More →

‘all Aboard The Polar Express’

Monday, February 24th, 2014:

Adult tickets cover everyone else and range from $40 to $74 each. To book tickets and find more information about the Polar Express, visit the Great Smoky Mountain Railroad website, call 800-872-4681 or visit the train depot at 45 Mitchell St., Bryson City. Both before and after the trip, everyone with a ticket gets free admission into the Smoky Mountain Train Museum that is located at the Bryson City train station, which has something for everyone, according to their website. The Smoky Mountain Train Museums mission is to share the spirit of model railroading with individuals of all ages. It […] Read More →

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