By Ann Tatko-Peterson
Wednesday, October 29th, 2008 at 1:30 pm in Twilight Saga.
If your house is like mine, the countdown to the “Twilight” movie has been underway for a while. The popular tween/teen book series is about to hit the silver screen. And if your young ones are driving you crazy with anticipation, Fan Trips has a roundup of preview events. Just be prepared to pack your bags — and shell out some serious money.
Hollywood – Twilight Red Carpet Event and Podcast Trip (Nov 15-17) — 3 days/2 nights. VIP seats at the Twilight Live Podcast with special guests Peter Facinelli, Jackson Rathbone, Mike Welch and MTV personality Larry Carroll. Package also includes 2-nights accommodations at Hollywood Walk of Fame Holiday Inn Express, dinner at Bella Italiana on Nov. 15 and daily breakfast. Cost is $249 per person based on a four-person suite. Airfare is not included. Details and reservations: 800-487-1136.
Movie Sneak Preview Tour in Portland, Ore. (Nov. 17-20) — 4 days/3 nights. Includes sneak preview of the movie, access to privately owned film locations, discuession with the film location scout and other presenters, evening with Native American Storyteller, private guided tour of Columbia River Gorge, private guided tour of St. Helen’s and other film locations and accommodations at the 4-star Multnomah Hotel. (Full itinerary here.) Cost is $849 per person based on quad occupancy or $949 per person based on double occupancy. Airfare not included. Also comes with a bonus: VIP passes at an appearance of the Twilight villains – James (Cam Gigandet), Laurent (Edi Gathegi) and Victoria (Rachelle Lefevre), on Nov. 10 at a Pacific Northwest location to be announced at a later date. Click here for reservations.
For other package options, visit the Twilight Fan Trips site.