Thomas The Tank Engine To Visit Illinois Railway Museum in August – Will Speak Directly To Fans In Union, Illinois For The Very First Time.
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 The ILLINOIS RAILWAY MUSEUM this August for Day Out with Thomas™: The Thrill of the Ride Tour 2014.
I have to tell you that every year my son Luke has wanted to go to this but we have always in years past had something going on and were unable to make it to any of these. Since he is such a huge Thomas the Tank Engine fan this has been a dream of his. This year though we are able to attend and he and his siblings couldn’t be more excited! They have been talking about this non-stop. Every single day they ask how much longer until we go to Thomas.
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. cities and is expected to welcome nearly one million passengers in 2014.
WHO: Thomas the Tank Engine
· A 20-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 and live music and much more.
WHEN: AUGUST 16, 17, 23 & 24, 2014
TIME: 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
WHERE: ILLINOIS RAILWAY MUSEUM, 7000 OLSON ROAD, UNION ILLINOIS 60180
Tickets for Day Out with Thomas: The Thrill of the Ride Tour 2014 are on sale now and available by calling Ticketweb toll-free 866-468-7630, or by visiting this direct link here or irm.org . Ticket prices are $21 plus tax for ages 2 and up (service charges and fee may apply).
For more information and directions, contact the Museum at 815-923-4000 or 1-800 BIG-RAIL.
For information on Thomas & Friends, visit www.thomasandfriends.com
Follow Thomas & Friends on Facebook at www.facebook.com/thomasandfriends and Twitter @ThomasParent.
Do you have some little ones in you life that like Thomas the Tank Engine? Would you like to win some tickets to take them to the Day Out With Thomas: The Thrill of the Ride Tour 2014 when it stops at the Illinois Railway Museum in August? Then enter below for a chance to win a family four pack of passes.
Click on the images below to download the activity sheets.