All aboard for the biggest and best Thomas & Friends® celebration to date! Little engineers everywhere are invited to celebrate with Thomas when the #1 Engine and his best friend Percy™ pull into Illinois Railway Museum August 15 and 16, August 22 and 23 for Day Out with Thomas: The Celebration Tour 2015, presented by Fisher-Price and sponsored by MEGA Brands and all inclusive Hard Rock Hotels.
This fun-filled event offers little engineers and their families the opportunity to take a ride with Thomas the Tank Engine and Percy, stars 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 20th year, will make 42 stops across the U.S. and Canada and is expected to welcome nearly one million passengers in 2015. This year also marks Thomas the Tank Engine’s 70th anniversary and fans are invited to partake in some special celebratory activities!
This year, Thomas & Friends celebrates 70 years of friendship. All aboard the Best Friends Express for an unprecedented year of Thomas-themed programs and activations as the #1 blue engine celebrates friendship with fans around the world.
WHO: Thomas the Tank Engine and Percy
· A 20-minute (approximate) ride with Thomas
· A 20-minute rid with Percy (additional ticket required)
· Photo opportunity with talking Percy engine
· 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
WHEN: August 15 and 16, August 22 and 23
TIME: 9:00 – 6:00
WHERE: ILLINOIS RAILWAY MUSEUM, 7000 Olson Road, Union IL 60180
Tickets for Day Out with Thomas: The Celebration Tour 2015 are on sale now and available by calling Ticketweb toll-free 866-468-7630, or by visiting www.dayoutwiththomas.com or irm.org. Prices are $21 for a ride on Thomas The Tank; $10 for Percy; plus tax for ages 2 and up (service charges and fee may apply).
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Enter to win a family 4-pack of tickets to Day Out with Thomas! Winner’s tickets will be for Sunday August 23 at 3:30 and picked up by will call. Rides for winners are on Thomas only. Photo identification will be required to pick up tickets at Will Call. Winner should arrive ONE HOUR before departure time to pick up tickets and board train.