Apr 15, 2011

We're Going to a Day Out With Thomas


Thomas the Tank Engine™ To Visit August 19-21st and 27-28th

UNION, IL Who moves faster—steam engines or diesels?  This year Thomas the Tank Engine is out to prove that “steamies,” like himself, have a need for speed as he pulls into IL Railway Museum for the Day Out With Thomas™: Leader of the Track Tour, presented by HIT Entertainment, a worldwide leader in children’s entertainment.  This fun-filled event offers preschoolers and their families the opportunity to take a ride with a 15-ton replica of Thomas the Tank Engine, star of the popular Thomas & Friends™ series. Children will ride along with their favorite hero on his latest adventure.  The tour, now in its 16th year, will make stops in more than 45 US cities and is expected to welcome more than one million passengers in 2011. 

WHO:                    Thomas the Tank Engine

WHAT:                  • A 25-minute (approximate) ride with Thomas the Tank Engine
                                • An opportunity to meet Sir Topham Hatt, Controller of The Railway
                                • Activities for the whole family, including arts & crafts, storytelling, video viewing, live  

WHEN:                 August 19-21st and 27-28th


WHERE:                7000 Olson Road, Union, IL

Tickets for Day Out With Thomas: Leader of the Track Tour 2011 are on sale now and available by calling Ticketweb toll-free 866-468-7630, or by visiting www.ticketweb.com/thomas.html or www.irm.org Ticket prices are $18 plus tax for ages 2 and up (service charges and fee may apply).

For more information and directions contact the (815) 923-4391 .  For information on Thomas & Friends, visit www.thomasandfriends.com/dowt

There are TONS of other locations that Thomas will be visiting. Check out the full Day Out With Thomas schedule.

We attended this event several years ago when the older boys were about 2 and 3 and they loved it.  I can't wait to take them again this summer.  It really is a full day of activities that your little train lover with enjoy.

Disclosure:  Our family will received a family 4 pack of tickets to facilitate a full review of this event.  All opinions expressed are my own honest, personal feedback.


  1. My son is going here in Baltimore at the end of April. HE's going to love it!

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  3. Omg, this looks like SO MUCH FUN!

    My son would have a BLAST! I wish I was near this…you are lucky..

  4. Hello my love! I found you on the Social Parade and so glad I did! I wish we could have Thomas the Train come through our town! My 2 year old loves "Choo Choooos!"
    Please have a look at my blog, as I will be starting giveaways soon!
    Have a wonderful weekend!

  5. Very exciting! We're going this week too!!

  6. How fun! I can't wait to hear all about it!

  7. That is so awesome. My family and I are going to the one in our area in June. I can't wait!

  8. Oh, that looks like so much fun. I want to get things like that for my Grandkids

  9. Ah, that looks like so much fun! I can't wait to see your photos!

  10. How fun!! I love that Thomas is still a big thing!! :)


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