A Day Out With Thomas Comes to The Florida Railroad Museum in Parrish Florida!

…GO, GO THOMAS!  Ger ready for the ride of your life!

My little guy has been a devoted Thomas the Tank Engine fan since he could walk. We have wooden, metal and plastic Thomas & Frinds trains. Some are battery operated and some are control remote and even I know all the names of the little engines that have taken over my home with their tracks.  Today at 5 Thomas is still one of his favorites characters so we where more than thrilled to hear that Thomas would be in Florida this month.

Thomas is pulling into the station at the Florida Railroad Museum (located in Parrish Florida, in Manatee county) for a larger than life experience at Day Out With Thomas®: The GO GO Thomas Tour 2013, on March 16-17 & 23-24.  The event is presented by HIT Entertainment and sponsored by MEGA Brands and all inclusive Hard Rock Hotels.

Photo: Hit Entertainment
Photo: Hit Entertainment

When I told my little guy that we would be attending the Day Out with Thomas event his whole face just lit up with excitement, he could not believe it.  For a boy who literally dreams with Thomas & Friends trains when he goes to sleep seeing Thomas in persona and being able to ride him had him running around and jumping with joy.

About A Day Out with Thomas: The Go Go Thomas Tour 2013

This 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.  For two back-to-back weekends, little engineers and their families are invited to take an approximate 25 minute ride on their favorite engine, meet Sir Topham Hatt®, Controller of the Railway and enjoy a day of Thomas & Friends and more.  The Florida Railroad Museum will also offer an inflatable slide, bounce house, face painting, inflatable snail obstacle course, G-scale train display, hayrides, a mini-tire train ride and much more!

Thomas the Tank Engine rides depart every 45 minutes, rain or shine. Departure times begin at 9:00 am through 3:45 pm each day of the event.  Tickets for the Day Out With Thomas: The Go Go Thomas Tour 2013 are $18 plus tax for ages two and up.

So grab your little engineers and get ready for a train ride they will never forget!

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 the Florida Railroad Museum at 941.776.0906 or WWW.FRRM.ORG.

For general information or to find a Day Out With Thomas: The Go Go Thomas Tour 2013 event near you, visit www.thomasandfriends.com/dowt.

You can start gearing up for this unforgettable day by downloading some fun printable coloring pages and puzzles.

Photo: Hit Entertainment
Photo: Hit Entertainment

The Florida Railroad Museum

We haven’t had the chance to visit the Florida Railroad Museum and are really looking forward to it.  The Florida Railroad Museum is the state’s home of Railroad History. The Museum offers one of the most unique museum experiences in the world. Here you “Ride the Exhibits!”

The Museum is open every Saturday and Sunday from 10 AM to 4 PM, year-round, in Parrish, FL. Hour and a half excursions on historic rail equipment depart from the Parrish Train Station at 11 AM and 2 PM. Special events are scheduled throughout the year featuring themed train rides. Follow FRRM on facebook at facebook.com/frrm.org or visit www.frrm.org.

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 friendsinvite 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. Like Thomas on Facebook at www.facebook.com/thomasandfriends and follow him on twitter @TrueBlueEngine.

Disclosure: I received 4 tickets for A Day Out with Thomas. I have not experienced the Day Out with Thomas but will be reviewing our experience in a second post. 



Paula Bendfeldt-Diaz

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