Tweetsie Railroad Reopens Its Doors Just In Time For Easter
BLOWING ROCK, N.C. — The historic train running through the Blue Ridge Mountains and the wild west amusement park known as Tweetsie Railroad is reopening its doors on Friday, April 2nd with a special guest visit from the Easter Bunny.
Park officials say they will put safety measures in place including keeping the facility sanitized, and requiring all visitors to wear masks and to practice social distancing as they reopen to ensure an enjoyable time for all.
“This has been the most challenging year in our history, for many reasons, so we can hardly wait for April 2nd to welcome back out Tweetsie Railroad family and celebrate in typical Wild West fashion,” says Cathy Robbins, director of marketing for Tweetsie Railroad. “The park will look a little different this year, but that is to keep both our guests and our staff safe and healthy. We hope our family-friendly tradition in the mountains will bring much needed joy in a safe and clean environment.”
During opening weekend, officials say the Easter Bunny will be on site to take photos with families just in time for the holiday.
Officials with Tweetsie Railroad say the park will begin to hold special, themed events on weekends, and tickets are on sale now for the opportunity to take a ride with Thomas, the No. 1 blue engine here, during its A Day Out With Thomas event.
Officials say with safety as the top priority to reopening, the park has made several changes including:
- All visitors are required to get tickets in advance (including Season Pass holders), and pick a specific day and train ride time to ensure social distancing measures are followed.
- The park and train ride will operate at 50 percent capacity.
- Face coverings must be worn at all times, indoors and outdoors.
- Indoor dining will be limited, and outdoor dining has been expanded to accommodate guests.
- Guests can only be guaranteed one ride on the train per day of their visit.
- Live entertainment shows will continue as scheduled. However, capacity will be limited for Diamond Lil’s Can-can Revue and the Magic Show in the Tweetsie Palace.
- Some attractions, including the Blacksmith Shop and Face Paint on Miner’s Mountain, will be closed later in the season.
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