Come ride with Charlie Brown

art trainoweenThe Great Pumpkin Patch Express is returning throughout October to the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad in Bryson City. As the leaves begin to fade and pumpkins are ready to be carved, Charlie Brown, Lucy and Snoopy make their way to the GSMR Pumpkin Patch.

The excursions, which are themed after Charles M. Schulz’s classic story “It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown,” will be departing from the Bryson City train depot Oct. 6-7, 12-14, 19-21 and 26-28. Friday departures will be at 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday departures will be at 11:30 a.m. and 3 p.m.

Guests will hear a narration of Schulz’s story as the train travels to the pumpkin patch. Upon arrival, passengers will be greeted and have a photo opportunity with Charlie Brown, Lucy and Snoopy. Activities to enjoy during the layover at The Great Pumpkin Patch will include campfire marshmallows, a coloring station, temporary tattoos, trick or treating, inflatables, wagon-rides and musical entertainment. Don’t forget to wear your Halloween costumes. With plenty of pumpkins, each child will also select their own from The Great Pumpkin Patch to take home.

Adult tickets start at $53 and children ages 24 months to 12 years old are $31. Under 23 months are complimentary. Upgrade seating is available.

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