Sneak Peek Into Narnia: Costumes, Props and 300 Pounds of Snow

Posted November 3, 2005 9:29 am by Tirian

Walt Disney Pictures and Walden Media’s film The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe hits select Taubman shopping malls across the country as a new interactive experience!

OPENING NOVEMBER 15!
A groundbreaking, multi-sensory experience based on the new Walt Disney Pictures/Walden Media upcoming film, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe, brings Hollywood to the mall for the holidays this year.

Experience the Magic of The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe in the Snow Globes at 11 Taubman shopping centers nationwide opening Nov. 15. The new “snow globe” holiday decor lets visitors pass through the magic wardrobe and into the Land of Narnia —a 20-foot-diameter snow globe complete with falling snow (the same snow used in the movie!).

THROUGH THE WARDROBE:
En route to Narnia, you will encounter other giant snow globes, life-like figures and Narnia movie props and costumes directly from the film set. Cast members will welcome visitors via special greetings made exclusively for the experience, and director Andrew Adamson will take them on a video tour behind-the-scenes of the movie, which hits U.S. theaters Dec. 9.

Feel the same blast of cold that Lucy and Edmund felt when they stepped into Narnia, and experience the same theatrical snow in the magical Land of Narnia, where they’ll see a sneak peak of Narnia movie footage.

NEW HOLIDAY TRAVEL OPTION:
Overnight trips to Narnia — and back for shopping center snow globe explorers!

A new, one-night travel package designed for those who want to experience C.S. Lewis’ Narnia first hand at the mall and in their hotel rooms will be available Nov. 14, just in time for the Walt Disney Pictures/Walden Media upcoming film, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe, which hits theaters Dec. 9.

The “Overnight Narnia Experience*,” created by eight Taubman shopping centers nationwide in partnership with neighboring hotels, gives guests the feel, sights, sounds – and even taste – of Narnia in a hotel-entertainment-shopping package including:

• A visit to “Experience the magic of The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe in the Snow Globes,” a groundbreaking display at the participating shopping center. The interactive experience, lets visitors experience the Land of Narnia depicted through giant snow globes, including a 20-foot, walk-through globe that actually puts visitors in the magical Land of Narnia — complete with a blast of cool air, falling snow and Narnia movie footage.

Visitors to the shopping center display will journey through the magic wardrobe to the Land of Narnia; view actual props and costumes used in the film; and see video insights from its director and video greetings from cast members, all made especially for the display.

• A free “green-screen” photo taken at the display that captures the experience forever by making those in the picture look like they’re standing in a wintry Narnia scene.

• Overnight hotel accommodations

• A copy of The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe book, left on the hotel pillow to read in bed at night before the venture — and take home to read again and again

• Turkish Delight candy, which plays a key role in the movie and book, to set the mood

• A souvenir Snow Globe from Kodak that doubles as a picture holder

Shopping centers offering the Narnia package include Beverly Center (Los Angeles), Cherry Creek Shopping Center (Denver), Fair Oaks (Fairfax, Va.), MacArthur Center (Norfolk, Va.), Northlake Mall (Charlotte, N.C.), The Mall at Short Hills (Short Hills, N.J.), Westfarms (Farmington, Conn.) and The Shops at Willow Bend (Plano, Tex.).

*Packages subject to availability. Prices, packages and package components vary and are subject to change without notice. Hotel Package promotion available November 14, 2005 – January 8, 2005, subject to availability.

PARTICIPATING TAUBMAN SHOPPING CENTERS & HOTEL PACKAGE BOOKING INFORMATION:

Beverly Center (Los Angeles, CA) – www.beverlycenter.com – Elan Hotel package (323) 658-5300. Mention the “Narnia Package Rate.”
Cherry Creek Shopping Center (Denver, CO) – www.shopcherrycreek.com – Loews Denver Hotel (303) 782-9300 and mention the rate code “Overnight Narnia Experience”
Dolphin Mall (Miami, FL) – www.shopdolphinmall.com (no hotel package)
Fair Oaks Mall (Fairfax, VA) – www.shopfairoaks.com – Hyatt Fair Lakes Reservation Manager Waldell Epps at (703) 653-6052 and mentioning the “Narnia” package
International Plaza (Tampa, FL) – www.shopinternationalplaza.com (no hotel package)
MacArthur Center (Norfolk, VA) – www.shopmacarthur.com – Sheraton Norfolk Waterside Hotel (800) 325-3535 and mention the rate code “Narnia” or by calling the hotel directly at (757) 622-6664
Northlake Mall (Charlotte, NC) – www.shopnorthlake.com – Hilton Garden Inn (704) 597-7655 and mentioning the rate code “Narnia.”
The Mall at Short Hills (Short Hills, NJ) – www.shopshorthills.com – Hilton Short Hills Hotel www.shopshorthills.com/infodesk/visitors/1548.html or (973) 379-0100.
The Mall at Wellington Green (Wellington, FL) – www.shopwellingtongreen.com (no hotel package)
Westfarms (Farmington, CT) – www.shopwestfarms.com – brand-new Courtyard by Marriott-Hartford Farmington contact the sales office at (860) 521-7100 and mention the rate code “Narnia Hotel Package.”
The Shops at Willow Bend (Plano, TX) – www.shopwillowbend.com – Dallas/Plano Marriott At Legacy Town Center contact the sales office at (972) 473-6444 and mention the rate code “Narnia.”

THE KODAK HOLIDAY SWEEPSTAKES
You and a companion could be on a plane to London to see the world premiere of The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe, brought to you by Kodak!

Other Great Prizes!
When you register for the Kodak Holiday Sweepstakes, you will also be entered to win other fabulous prizes, including Kodak EasyShare digital cameras and printer docks, Kodak Gallery photo books, Kodak memory cards, Narnia soundtracks, posters and books and so much more!

Click on the links below to enter the Sweepstakes:

Beverly Center (Los Angeles)
Cherry Creek Shopping Center (Denver)
Dolphin Mall (Miami)
Fair Oaks Mall (D.C., Northern Virginia)
International Plaza and Bay Street (Tampa Bay)
MacArthur (Norfolk)
Northlake (Charlotte)
The Mall at Short Hills (Northern New Jersey)
The Mall at Wellington Green (West Palm Beach)
Westfarms (Hartford)
The Shops at Willow Bend (Dallas)

No purchase necessary. Must be legal resident of the states of California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Maryland, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Texas, Virginia, and the District of Columbia 21 years and older, and have a valid passport to be eligible for the Grand Prize trip to London. Must be 13 years or older to win other prizes. Void where prohibited. Sweepstakes ends 12/31/05. Click here for official rules and regulations.

THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA: THE LION, THE WITCH AND THE WARDROBE, and all book titles, characters, and locales original there to are trademarks and are used with permission. © 2005 DISNEY ENTERPRISES, INC. AND WALDEN MEDIA, LLC. All rights reserved.