So of the 5 boys we have, all of my kids have loved trains but none quite as much as Gabe. He is in love with not just any trains but Thomas and all his friends (he can name each engine), so much he even has an accent like the characters on the Thomas shows, it is really quite adorable!
We have been blessed to be able to attend the upcoming show A Day Out With Thomas that will be coming to Flint, Michigan. We haven’t told Gabe yet because once we do I’m sure we will hear about it all day long, but when we do I am going to have to get a video of his face because it is going to be priceless, to say he will be excited will be an understatement 🙂
All the kids will love their first train ride on a real train!! They will also be able to enjoy the fun 19th century village activities they have available for the kids and learn some educational facts as well.
Read the official press release below for complete details about this event they have tons of great things going on for kids, and I’m sure we will spend many hours there, and probably have a hard time getting Gabe to leave!! I will be posting all of the fun we had after we visit!
READY, SET…GO, GO THOMAS!
A LARGER THAN LIFE TRAIN FOR THE RIDE OF THEIR LIFE
Thomas The Tank Engine® Pulls Into
Crossroads Village and Huckleberry Railroad, August 16-18 & 23-25 For Family Favorite Day Out With Thomas ®: The Go Go Thomas Tour 2013
Flint, Michigan, May 15, 2013 — Bring your preschoolers to take the ride of their lives! Seen on the pages of favorite storybooks, in playrooms, and on the television screen, Thomas the Tank Engine® is adored by little engineers everywhere. Now, Thomas is pulling into the station for a larger than life experience at Day Out With Thomas ®: The GO GO Thomas Tour 2013, visiting Crossroads Village and Huckleberry Railroad on August 16-18 and 23-25. The event, now in its 18th year, is presented by HIT Entertainment and sponsored by MEGA Brands, a leading toy company, and all inclusive Hard Rock Hotels.
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.
Day Out With Thomas: The Go Go Thomas Tour 2013 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 kicks off in March and is expected to welcome nearly one million passengers through November. For two back-to-back weekends, little engineers and their families are invited to take a 40 minute ride on their favorite engine, meet Sir Topham Hatt®, Controller of the Railway and enjoy a day of Thomas & Friendsthemed activities including arts & crafts, storytelling and more. Crossroads Village and Huckleberry Railroad will also offer a variety of live entertainment, inflatables, straw maze, model railroad layout, farm animals, Bubbles Galore, historical demonstrations: print shop, barber shop, grist mill, tin/leather shop, first-person interpretation in the Village’s historic homes and more!
Thomas the Tank Engine rides depart on the hour, rain or shine. Departure times begin at 9:00 am through 3:00 pm each day of the event. Tickets for the Day Out With Thomas: The Go Go Thomas Tour 2013 are $20 plus tax for ages two and up.
Tickets are on sale now by calling toll-free 866.468.7630 or logging onto www.ticketweb.com/thomas.html. For more information and directions, contact, Crossroads Village and Huckleberry Railroad at 800.648.7275, Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm or at email@example.com.
For general information or to find a Day Out With Thomas: The Go Go Thomas Tour 2013 event near you, visitwww.thomasandfriends.com/dowt.
About Crossroads Village and Huckleberry Railroad
There is so much to do in the Village and so many people to talk with! The cider maker is pressing apples while the miller grinds grains into flour at the water-powered grist mill. The blacksmith is hammering hot iron into horseshoes and fireplace tools. Each villager has an important role – from barber to broom maker, doctor to seamstress, homemaker to cleric. And each helps keep this 19th century village running smoothly.
Be sure to catch the delightful 20 shows in the Opera House too! Show admission is included with your ticket to the Village.
About Thomas & Friends®
Thomas the Tank Engine was created by a father for his son over 65 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 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, please visit www.thomasandfriends.com. Follow Thomas on Facebook at www.facebook.com/thomasandfriends and Twitter @TrueBlueEngine.
About HIT Entertainment
HIT Entertainment is one of the world’s leading children’s entertainment producers and rights owners. HIT Entertainment is a division of Fisher-Price. HIT’s portfolio includes properties, such as Thomas & Friends®, Barney®, Bob the Builder®, Fireman Sam®, Angelina Ballerina®, Mike the Knight™, Pingu® and Rainbow Magic®. Launched in 1989, HIT’s lines of business span television and video production, content distribution, publishing, consumer products licensing, digital media, and live events and has operations in the UK, US, Canada, Hong Kong and Japan. For more information, visit www.hitentertainment.com.
On top of the fact that we will be going to the show, we have been blessed with a family 4 pack of tickets to the show on August 19 at 2:00 pm in Flint, Michigan. Use the Rafflecopter linky to get signed up below. This giveaway will be open through 8/10. I will personally contact the winner after the giveaway and will expect that they will contact me within 24 hours, or I will choose another winner. Good Luck!!
Disclaimer: My family was provided with free tickets to attend this event and also given a family 4 pack to giveaway to 1 lucky viewer. I was not required to write a positive review nor was I compensated in any other way. All opinions I have expressed are my own or those of my family. I am disclosing this in accordance with the FTC Regulations.