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About this event!
Little engineers won’t believe their eyes—or their ears! For the first time ever at Day Out With Thomas™, Thomas the Tank Engine™ will be able to talk to his fans. Boys and girls will be cheerfully greeted by the #1 Engine when he pulls into St. Thomas in mid-July Day Out with Thomas™: The Thrill of the Ride Tour.
Proceeds from the tour’s St. Thomas stop, (the only one in Ontario) benefit the Elgin County Railway Museum. This will be the 10th consecutive year the non-profit organization has hosted the Day Out With Thomas event in the city.
This fun-filled event offers little engineers and their families the opportunity to take a ride with Thomas the Tank Engine, star of the popular Thomas & Friends® series, meet Sir Topham Hatt®, Controller of the Railway and enjoy a day of Thomas-themed activities including arts & crafts, storytelling and more. The tour, now in its 19th year, will make stops in 42 U.S. and four Canadian cities and is expected to welcome nearly one million passengers in 2014.
WHO: Thomas the Tank Engine
- A 25-minute (approximate) ride with Thomas the Tank Engine and hear Thomas greet his fans!
- Meet Sir Topham Hatt, Controller of the Railway
- A Thomas & Friends Imagination Station; featuring stamps, temporary tattoos, hands-on arts & crafts, train tables, and coloring sheets.
- Storytelling, video viewing, live children’s entertainment featuring music, juggling & puppets
- bubbles, Island of Sodor hay bale maze, Misty Island cool mist tents, inflatable bouncers, model railway displays, and a small animal petting farm from Farmtown Canada and more!
- Event tickets also include free admission to the Elgin County Railway Museum.
WHEN: July 18, 19, 20, & 25, 26, 27, 2014 (Parent Guide winning tickets are for July 20, 2014!)
TIME: 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
WHERE: St. Thomas – Elgin Memorial Centre, 80 Wilson Avenue, St. Thomas, Ontario, N5R 3R2
Tickets for Day Out with Thomas: The Thrill of the Ride Tour 2014 are on sale now and available by calling Ticketweb toll-free 888.222.6608, or by visiting www.ticketweb.ca/dowt or www.ecrm5700.org. Ticket prices are $25 plus tax for ages 2 and up (service charges and fee may apply).
For more information and directions, contact the Elgin County Railway Museum at (519) 637-6284 or www.ecrm5700.org.
For information on Thomas & Friends, visit www.thomasandfriends.com
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