If you’re looking for a fun outing for your family this week or next, don’t miss the opportunity to spend a Day Out with Thomas at the Heart of Dixie Museum in Calera, AL!
My family was able to participate last year, and we all LOVED it! Riding the antique rail car was so exciting, and the activities were so much fun. You really don’t want to miss it!
Kids have the opportunity to meet characters like Sir Toppam Hat and can enjoy a number of fun games and activities.
I wish we could go this year, but our schedule wouldn’t allow it (more on that later this week!). But, maybe you can go? You’ll be so glad you did!
More information about the event:
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. In addition, children will 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.
JOIN THE TOUR’S MOST EXCITING YEAR EVER AS HIT ENTERTAINMENT DEBUTS TALKING THOMAS THE TANK ENGINE™!
Preschoolers will get the thrill of their lives when Thomas the Tank Engine™ steams across the country this year. When Thomas arrives at Calera for the Day Out with Thomas™: The Thrill of the Ride Tour 2014, he will not only take his fans for a ride, but also talk to them for the very first time on the tour! The event, which takes place March 28-30 and April 5-6, 2014, will be hosted by The Heart of Dixie Railroad Museum and presented by HIT Entertainment and sponsored by MEGA Brands, a leading toy company, and all inclusive Hard Rock Hotels.
Day Out with Thomas: The Thrill of the Ride Tour 2014 is a fun-filled event that provides children of all ages the opportunity to climb aboard and take a ride with Thomas as well as participate in Thomas & Friends themed activities. 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. For two back-to-back weekends, little engineers and their families are invited to take a 25 minute ride on their favorite engine, meet Sir Topham Hatt®, Controller of the Railway and enjoy a day of Thomas& Friends themed activities including arts & crafts, storytelling and more. The Heart of Dixie Railroad Museum will also offer a Jumpstation, Bubble Station, Sandbox, Maze, Putt-Putt Golf, and live music.
Tickets are on sale now by calling toll-free 866.468.7630 or logging onto www.ticketweb.com/dowt. For more information and directions, contact The Heart of Dixie Railroad Museum at 205-668-3435 or www.HODRRM.org.
Thomas the Tank Engine is star of Thomas & Friends® making tracks to great destinations on PBS KIDS® and Sprout®. Along with his engine friends, Thomas captivates children in more than 145 countries and 30 languages. The #1 blue engine and his friends invite children to enter a world of imagination through the tracks of a train and the words of a story. To date, 200 million Thomas & Friends books and e-books have been sold and the CGI-animated Thomas & Friends series is more popular than ever, rating as one of the top programs for children ages 2 to 5.
For general information about the tour or to find a Day Out With Thomas: The Thrill of the Ride Tour 2014 event near you, visit www.ticketweb.com/dowt.
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 and live music
· Jumpstation, Bubble Station, Sandbox, Maze, Putt-Putt Golf
WHEN: MARCH 28-30 & APRIL 5-6
TIME: Saturdays: 8am – 5:30
Friday & Sundays: 9am – 4:30
WHERE: 1919 9th Street, Calera, Alabama 35040
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 Heart of Dixie’s Day out with Thomas ticket page here.
Ticket prices are $21 for ages 2 and up (service charges and fee may apply).
For more information and directions, contact the Heart of Dixie Railroad Museum at 205.668.3435 or www.HODRRM.org. For information on Thomas & Friends, visit www.thomasandfriends.com
Follow Thomas & Friends on Facebook at www.facebook.com/thomasandfriends and Twitter @TrueBlueEngine.
About The Heart of Dixie Railroad Museum
A non-profit, all-volunteer organization, the Heart of Dixie Railroad Museum was organized in 1963 as a chapter of the National Railway Historical Society and is dedicated to the preservation and operation of historically significant railway equipment. The golden age of railroads and the rich heritage of the people who built them come together at the Heart of Dixie, the official railroad museum for the State of Alabama. Railroad artifacts and memorabilia can be viewed in a 100-year old restored depot. Locomotives, cars, and equipment are displayed in a large railroad yard as a living monument to railroad history and the W.A. Boone Memorial Library holds an extensive collection of historical and contemporary railroad books, magazines, photos, technical manuals and artwork. For more information, including train departure dates, times, and prices, please visit www.HODRRM.org.
About Thomas & Friends™
Thomas the Tank Engine was created by a father for his son nearly 70 years ago and today is enjoyed by families in more than 185 territories and in 30 languages. The #1 blue engine and his friends invite children to enter a world of imagination through the tracks of a train and the words of a story. Children embark on adventures with their engine friends while experiencing timeless life lessons of discovery, friendship and cooperation. Thomas & Friends makes tracks to great destinations on PBS KIDS®, Sprout® and with downloadable episodes available through iTunes. For more information about the world of Thomas the Tank Engine and his friends, please visit www.thomasandfriends.com. Follow Thomas on Facebook at facebook.com/thomasandfriends and Twitter @TrueBlueEngine.
About HIT Entertainment
HIT Entertainment is one of the world’s leading preschool entertainment companies, specializing in building powerful brands based on engaging stories. HIT Entertainment’s world-class portfolio includes Thomas& Friends®, Mike the Knight™, Fireman Sam®, Bob the Builder, Barney®, Angelina Ballerina®, Pingu® and Rainbow Magic®.
HIT Entertainment excels at creating and building globally successful brands which capture the hearts and imaginations of preschoolers and their families. This is achieved through exceptional storytelling in multiple formats, enhanced by creating high quality character-based products and experiences with best-in-class partners. HIT Entertainment’s lines of business span television and home entertainment production, content distribution, digital media, publishing, consumer products and live events and attractions. HIT Entertainment, a subsidiary of Mattel, Inc., has operations in the UK, US, Canada, Hong Kong and Japan. For more information visit www.hitentertainment.com