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All Aboard! The big day has arrived! Your little engineer is spending a Day Out With Thomas. There is so much to do and see. Time to go full steam ahead!

  • Ride on Thomas the Tank Engine™
  • Did you know: Thomas by himself is an engine. Thomas pulling some coaches is a train!

  • Check the time on your ticket for your train ride. Make sure you locate and enter the boarding area at least 15 minutes before your train departure time.

  • To add some learning to your day, count the train cars with your child. Take a best guess on how many train cars Thomas will be pulling and see who can get the closest.

  • Listen for Thomas who says Hello and Goodbye as he arrives and departs the station. Make sure to wave to Thomas and the conductors as they pass you throughout the event.

  • Don’t forget to accept your Junior Engineer Certificate while enjoying your ride with Thomas.

  • After your train ride, you can get in line and have your photo taken with Thomas. Photos and frames are also available to purchase at the event through JED Photography

  • Meet Sir Topham Hatt, the Director of the Sodor Railway
  • Sir Topham Hatt is available for photos throughout each event day. He always tries to be On Track and On Time. Schedules may be posted for specific times to Meet Sir Topham Hatt.

  • As Controller of the Railway, Sir Topham Hatt knows all the engines but we know who his favorite is. Be sure to have your child tell him who their favorite engine is as well.

  • Play Sodor Spot It – Click here to see if your child can spot the following items!
  • Follow the Passport to Friendship
  • Follow the Passport to Friendship to go to each of the 4 Map Stamping locations. Once your map is complete, you receive a free prize!

  • Play in the Imagination Station
  • Build your track and create the stories of Thomas and his friends at the Wooden Railway Play Tables.

  • Can Thomas go faster? Slower? Higher? Lower? The Track Master free-play zone will help you discover.

  • Love to build? Play with MEGA Bloks and build up your favorite structures with your friends. Keep an eye out for the new Thomas MEGA Bloks!

  • Get creative with arts & crafts and coloring activities.

  • Get a temporary tattoo of your child's favorite engine.

  • Play Thomas games at the Thomas Digital Play Station.

  • Relax with Storytelling and Entertainment
  • Hear stories about Thomas and his friends and their latest adventures and watch Thomas and his friends at the viewing station

  • Join a sing-a-long, watch a magician, or enjoy other exciting entertainment (All railroads offer additional entertainment. The type of entertainment available varies per Railroad.)

  • Check out the exclusive Day Out With Thomas gifts
  • Fill your basket with exclusive gifts that can only be found at Day Out With Thomas gift shops at each event. New items are made each year that are specific to the event and not available in stores!

  • Learn what new Thomas & Friends characters and toys are available and have the opportunity to bring them home right from the event.