Monday, August 08, 2011
A new season of Dinosaur Train is chugging to TV screens on August 22, and Buddy and his friends are celebrating in a big (dare I say, dino-sized?) way! Dinosaur Train's second season will focus on exploring the outdoors and natural phenomena, and will feature "Big Dinosaur Week" and a special based on the fan favorite "Dinosaurs A to Z" song.
The season kicks off with a special showing of Dinosaur Big City, a one-hour Dinosaur Train movie airing on August 22 on PBS KIDS (check local listings). In addition, The Jim Henson Company, Random House Children’s Books and Paramount Home Entertainment have partnered with Amtrak for a nationwide promotion in August to support the season premiere on PBS KIDS of Dinosaur Train: Dinosaur Big City on August 22 and the DVD release on August 23. How cool is that! Here are some of the highlights:
* Amtrak will feature Dinosaur Train kids placemats on Long Distance Trains.
* Dinosaur Train-themed 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.
* Select “Dinosaur Big City” DVDs will also include an Amtrak offer.
* Best of all, Amtrak and Dinosaur Train are holding a sweepstakes for a Rocky Mountain vacation!
Enter the Amtrak Dinosaur Train Sweepstakes
From August 1 – 31, 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 the grand prize. Enter by August 31, 2011 at www.henson.com/Dtsweepstakes
Win a Dinosaur Train DVD
To celebrate the release of the new Dinosaur Train, one lucky Bonggamom Finds reader will win a copy of DINOSAUR TRAIN: Dinosaur Big City DVD!
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This giveaway ends at 11:59PM PST on August 23, 2011; I will draw two winners at random on August 24 and post their names after they confirm acceptance. Continental US residents only. For additional giveaway rules, click here. Good luck!
Disclosure: I did not receive a sample or monetary compensation for this post. Contest information is provided by Dinosaur Train and is indicated in italics. The views and opinions expressed here are my own.