A Day Out With Thomas
What an awesome day! My Mom got Luke and us all tickets to A Day Out With Thomas for this past weekend. Luke is huge into trains, and most prominently, Thomas the Tank Engine. Little Guy could watch the same ones over and over again for hours. We have fun playing with all his little toy trains and making them talk to each other. But this event really brought it all to life.
I didn’t really know what to expect. If anything I figured it would be kinda like a “car show” for trains, with Thomas being the centerpiece. Well Thomas was the centerpiece, but there was so much more to do that walk around and look at trains. There were fire trucks there, a petting zoo, inflatables to play on, great food (for kids and grown-ups), toys and entertainment for all the kids. I was really impressed by it all. We spent about 5 hours there and Luke never was bored and cried when we had to leave.
It couldn’t have been any cooler. Thomas took a 5 car train for a 25 minute ride which was basically down a stretch of track and back. But we made it a point to get in line early so we could sit RIGHT BY THOMAS. We waited in line for probably 45 minutes before our departure time, but it was completely worth it. Luke was at the front of the train as close as you could possibly get while Thomas was pulling us down the track. I feel like if it were me, I would have felt a little disappointed if I was way in the back where you couldn’t even see him. We had fun pretending to talk to Thomas and just taking in the ride.
I really enjoyed it too. Everything was just so neat and perfectly set up for kids Luke’s age. There were a bunch of tables with toy trains for them to play with, temporary tattoos and lots of little freebies. He even got a whistle that sounds just like Thomas’s whistle from the show. I don’t remember anything this cool and authentic when I was a kid aside from maybe, Disney Land. And it was cool seeing Luke get to soak it all up.
So thanks to Mom for the tickets, and to Andrea’s sister Michelle and her family for letting us crash at their place just a short drive from the event. It was worth it in so many ways!
The picture of Luke sound asleep in the car with Thomas keeping watch overhead says it all! It looks like it was a HUGE event! Wow! It’s awesome that people take that much time and put such effort into making an experience for children that is centered around them. From the smallest detail to the ride with Thomas, it looks like they had kids at heart when planning a Day Out with Thomas.