Barney comes to Tweetsie July 15-17

Article Published: Jun. 30, 2011 | Modified: Sep. 7, 2011
Barney comes to Tweetsie July 15-17

Children's television icon Barney the Dinosaur is coming to Tweetsie Railroad July 15-17.

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Tweetsie Railroad and HIT Entertainment invite families to join Barney as he sings and dances to his favorite songs from July 15 to 17 at North Carolina's first theme park.

Everyone's favorite purple dinosaur will be performing for all his friends at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. and will be available to pose with Tweetsie guests for photos at 11:45 a.m. and 2:45 p.m.

The theme of Barney's special Sing-Along is "Barney's Favorite Songs" and features 12 of Barney's beloved songs, including "If All the Raindrops," "Mr. Knickerbocker" and more.

Additional activities at Tweetsie Railroad include a 3-mile adventure on a historic steam locomotive, amusement park rides for all ages, live entertainment, including the Tweetsie Palace Saloon Show, Tweetsie's Magical Extravaganza, mascot characters Hopper and Porter's popular children's show and much more.

As a helping hand for growing children, Barney helps parents give their children the range of skills they need to grow - and he always does it with lots of fun, music and laughs. "Barney & Friends" episodes can be seen on PBS KIDS and Sprout. For more information about Barney and all his friends, visit

About Tweetsie Railroad

Tweetsie Railroad is open seven days a week until Aug. 21, before returning to the weekend schedule from Aug. 26 through Oct. 30, including Labor Day Monday. The 2011 season ends Sunday, Oct. 30.
The park's regular hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., but will be open until 9 p.m. on July 2, 9 and 16 for Cool Summer Nights.

The Ghost Train Halloween Festival will take place Friday and Saturday nights, Sept. 30 through Oct. 29, from 7:30 to 11:30 p.m.

Daily admission is $34 for adults and $22 for children ages 3 through 12. Children 2 and under are admitted free. Print-at-home tickets and Golden Rail Season Passes are available at

Tweetsie Railroad is located between Boone and Blowing Rock on U.S. 321. For more information about the 2011 season at Tweetsie Railroad, visit or call 877-TWEETSIE.

About HIT Entertainment

HIT Entertainment is one of the world's leading independent children's entertainment producers and rights-owners. HIT's portfolio includes "Thomas & Friends," "Barney," "Bob the Builder," "Angelina Ballerina," "Fireman Sam," "Mike the Knight," "Pingu" and "Rainbow Magic."

HIT represents Chapman Entertainment's "Fifi and the Flowertots" and "Roary the Racing Car" in North America, as well as "Wallace & Gromit," "Shaun the Sheep," "Timmy Time" and Aardman Classics from Aardman Animations. HIT also acts as representative for "The Wiggles" in the U.K.
Launched in 1989, HIT's lines of business span television and video production, content distribution, publishing, consumer products licensing and live events and has operations in the U.K., U.S., Canada, Hong Kong and Japan.

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