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Hello, SpongeBob!

Article Published: Jun. 19 | Modified: Jun. 30
Hello, SpongeBob!

From left, SpongeBob SquarePants and Patrick Star will return to Tweetsie Railroad June 27 to 29.

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Get ready to say “Hello SpongeBob,” because two of the popular stars of Nickelodeon’s hit animated series, “SpongeBob SquarePants,” will be returning to Tweetsie Railroad June 27 to 29.

SpongeBob himself and his best pal, Patrick Star, will be entertaining guests of the park and taking photos daily at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.

An optimistic and earnest sea sponge once said, “If you believe in yourself and with a tiny pinch of magic, all your dreams will come true.”

For years, SpongeBob and his friends have been inspiring kids (and adults) of all ages with their nonsensical adventures mixed in with learning lessons on the hit television series, “SpongeBob SquarePants.”

Now, guests of Tweetsie Railroad will be able to experience the phenomenon firsthand, as they enjoy live appearances from SpongeBob and Patrick.

Park guests can take advantage of this special event in addition to a full day of Wild West family fun at North Carolina’s first theme park.

Tweetsie Railroad is open seven days a week, from May 30 through Aug. 17. The park returns to the weekend schedule from Aug. 18 through Nov. 2, including Labor Day Monday. The 2014 season ends Sunday, Nov. 2.

The park’s regular hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., but will be open until 9 p.m. on July 4 for the Fireworks Extravaganza and July 5, 12, 19 and 26 for Cool Summer Nights.

Daily admission to Tweetsie Railroad is $39 for adults and $26 for children ages 3 through 12. Children 2 and younger are admitted free.

The Ghost Train Halloween Festival will take place Friday and Saturday nights Sept. 26 through Nov. 1, from 7:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m., when admission is $31 for adults and children.

Tickets and Golden Rail Season Passes are available at

Tweetsie Railroad is located in the Blue Ridge Mountains on U.S. 321, between Boone and Blowing Rock. For more information about the 2014 season at Tweetsie Railroad, visit, or call 877-TWEETSIE.

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