Big Fish Movie Tour & Peach Park
Big Fish Movie Filming Locations & Peach Park Trip Pickup Locations: Old Time Pottery in Madison at 7am. ** We might add a Scottsboro & Fort Payne pickup if we get enough requests. Anyone is welcome to drive to Madison and meet the bus there. ** NOTE: Everyone MUST sign a liability waiver. We will travel on a Charter Bus with a restroom onboard. During our ride, we will watch the Big Fish movie on the bus. Bring a pillow if you want to nap. The Town of Spectre: We will tour the abandoned island on Jackson Lake which was the filming location for the movie BIG FISH, starring many well-known actors such as Ewan McGregor, Jessica Lange, Steve Buscemi, Danny DeVito, Miley Cyrus and many more. Spectre was a “town” built as a set for the filming of the movie “Big Fish,” released in January 2004.
With the exception of one scene in Paris, the entire movie was filmed in Alabama, a rarity in a time before the state offered film incentives. The road and fake trees leading into the town of Spectre, and the buildings, mostly just facades, were never demolished but were left to the elements. A couple of the buildings are covered in vines and cannot be entered, others are open and you will be able to walk through and take pictures. This island is also known as Goat Island but don't be alarmed, the wild goats are used to visitors and they are very friendly. Wear comfy shoes. Wetumpka, AL: In the movie, this real-life town was referred to as Ashton, AL. We will walk/tour around downtown for photo ops at many of the places seen in the movie such as: Edward Bloom’s house: The City Clerk said this house had a fake second story built on for filming. Since someone lives in this house, we will not be able to go inside but a place outside has been created for visitors to take pictures in front of the house. Edward gets Key to City: Elmore County Courthouse, downtown Wetumpka. Bank Robbery Scene: downtown Wetumpka at First National Bank. Bibb Graves Bridge: this famous bridge is in many scenes throughout the movie. Lunch will be around 11:30am at The Coosa Cleaver Restaurant directly across the street from Edward Bloom's house. The building can be seen in many scenes in the movie. Lunch is included in your ticket price. *Meal and drink only. Appetizers, desserts and adult beverages can be purchased individually** Peach Park – If you have never been here, you are in for a TREAT. Peach Park was established in 1984 by Gene and Frances Gray as a small, roadside fruit stand. The stand would serve as an alternate location to hauling peaches to New Orleans to sell on the French Quarter Market. In 1988, the now famous, homemade peach ice cream was introduced to the customers of Peach Park by Frances, who still makes the delicious ice cream today. The once roadside fruit stand has grown over the years to include a barbecue restaurant, a bakery with homemade fried pies and cobbler, a homemade cakes and candy kitchen, and a gift shop with unique gifts as well as gourmet food items. Spread over seven acres, the Peach Park property features a beautiful garden, a playground, the iconic lighthouse fountain, fourteen sites for RV camping, and the historic Orchard House which is available for rent for special occasions. $69.50 - individual price includes round trip transportation by Charter Bus, Big Fish movie onboard, bus bingo for prizes, admission to all places we visit, lunch at The Coosa Cleaver, Peach Park visit, and a day full of friends, photo ops, food and fun.
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