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PEANUTS™ Easter Beagle Express

The Great Smoky Mountains Railroad welcomes back The PEANUTS™ Easter Beagle Express! April 3 & 4! Trains will depart the historic Bryson City depot at 11:00am. The train will travel along the Tuckasegee River into the quaint town of Dillsboro North Carolina for the 1 ½ hour layover. 

Passengers will join Snoopy, Lucy, Charlie Brown and our Easter Bunnies for old fashioned Easter fun! Festivities include an on-going Easter egg hunt, crafts, coloring sheets, temporary tattoos, and snacks with Snoopy and more. There will also be plenty of opportunities for pictures, so do not forget your camera!Advance tickets are required, as seating is limited.

Classes of Service

Family First Class

Adult (13+)Child (2-12)Infant (0-23 Months)
$94.00$54.00$20.00

Family First Class features assigned seating at a dining table in a climate controlled car with large picture windows. Adults (13+) and children (2-12) are served lunch by the car's attendant. Each adult couple receives souvenir tote bags. Everyone aged 2 years old on up receives a souvenir travel mug with free refills of pop, coffee, and iced tea all day. Limited bar service available. Adult tickets are $94, $54 for children (ages 2-12) and $20 for infants!

Crown Class

Adult (13+)Child (2-12)Infant (0-23 Months)
$66.00$38.00$10.00

Crown Class features assigned seating in a climate controlled car with large picture windows. Everyone over the age of 2 years old receives a souvenir tumbler with free refills of pop, coffee, and iced tea all day! Beer and wine available. Adult tickets are $66, $38 for children ages 2-12 years old, and $10 for infants 0-23 months.

Coach Class

Adult (13+)Child (2-12)Infant (0-23 Months)
$51.00$29.00Complimentary

Coach Class features open seating in an enclosed car, windows that can be opened for fresh air and taking photos, and are heated and have ceiling fans. Adult tickets are $51, $29 for children (ages 2-12) and infants 0-23 months ride complimentary.

Open Air Gondola

Adult (13+)Child (2-12)Infant (0-23 Months)
$51.00$29.00Complimentary

Open Air Gondolas feature open seating in a car with unobstructed views, half-height walls, and a roof above to protect passengers from the elements. Adult tickets are $51, $29 for children (ages 2-12) and infants 0-23 months ride complimentary.

Class Comparison

Amenity Family First Class Crown Class Coach Class Open Air Gondola
Activities Included Yes Yes Yes Yes
Meal Included Yes No No No
Lunch Available No Yes Yes Yes
Restrooms Available Yes Yes Yes Yes
Heat Yes Yes Yes No
Air Conditioning Yes Yes No No
Assigned Seating Yes Yes No No
Souvenir Travel Mug Yes Yes No No
Large Picture Windows Yes Yes No No
Souvenir Tote Bag Yes No No No
Windows Open/Close No No Yes No
Ceiling Fans No No Yes No
Ideal for Photography No No No Yes
Outward Facing Seats No No No Yes
Padded Seats Yes Yes Yes Yes

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Ticket fares subject to 7% Historic Preservation Fee and 6.75% North Carolina sales tax. Schedules, fares, motive power, equipment, seat selection, and meals are subject to change without notice. We guarantee the class of service you select. You will be notified if a change in schedule or motive power affects your reservation. Payment in full at booking by major credit card is required to finalize a reservation. You may cancel your reservation in full or in part and receive a refund less a $14.00 fee per adult ticket and $7.00 fee per child ticket as late as 48 hours before departure. Within 48 hours of the departure the reservation becomes nonrefundable. You may reschedule any time prior to your originally scheduled departure with a $6.00 fee per ticket for another date within the same calendar year. You may not reschedule a reservation after the scheduled departure.

You agree that The Easter Beagle Express event (the “Event”) for which you purchased tickets and/or attended is a public event, that your appearance and actions inside and outside the venue where the Event occurs are public in nature, and that you have no expectation of privacy with regard to your actions or conduct at the Event. You hereby irrevocably grant permission to the Event’s host railroad, licensor, sponsor(s) and/or their assigns to use, copy, display, distribute, exhibit and utilize your name, image, digital image, likeness, acts, poses, voice, appearance, movements and statements in any live or recorded audio, video or photographic display or other transmission, exhibition, publication or reproduction of same, including at the Event (regardless of whether before, during or after the Event) for any purpose, in any manner, in any medium or context now known or hereafter developed without further authorization from or any compensation to you or anyone acting or entitled to act on your behalf.

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