All aboard! Thomas the Tank Engine invites little engineers to join him for a day of big adventures and even bigger memories at Day Out with Thomas: Big Adventures Tour 2018. Children everywhere can spend a day with their friend Thomas when the #1 Engine pulls into Snoqualmie, Washington on July 13-15 & 20-22, 2018. Day Out with Thomas: Big Adventures Tour 2018 is presented by Mattel.
Day Out with Thomas 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, now in its 23rd year, will make 42 stops across the U.S. and Canada, and is expected to welcome nearly one million passengers in 2018. For two back-to-back weekends little engineers and their families are invited to take a 25-minute ride on their favorite engine, meet Sir Topham Hatt, Controller of the Railway and enjoy a day of Thomas & Friends fun with crafts, photo ops, and more. Children who attend Day Out With Thomas in 2018 will also receive a ‘Passport to Adventures’ booklet to track their journey at the event, along with a special prize upon completion.
Thomas the Tank Engine rides depart every 45 minutes, rain or shine. Departure times begin at 9:00 am - 4:30 pm each day of the event. Tickets for Day Out with Thomas are $23 on Fridays and $26 on Saturdays & Sundays plus tax for ages two and up. There will be a Sensory Friendly train on July 22 at 9:00 am, for more information on this train contact: peggy@TrainMuseum.org. Also, there is a $2 local resident discount (good through June 20) when tickets are purchased at the Snoqualmie Depot Bookstore with proof of valley residency.
Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased online or by calling toll-free 866.468.7630. For more information and directions, contact the Northwest Railway Museum at 425.888.3030 or visit the website.
Thomas the Tank Engine™ is the star of Thomas & Friends the award-winning global brand franchise enjoyed by families in more than 150 territories and in over 40 languages across multiple touch-points and formats, including: 400+ original TV shows; 12 feature-length films; 14 websites in nine languages; apps; toys (ranked number one property in the pre-school toys category in the UK and Australia and number two in the US); consumer products; publishing; live attractions and much more.
For general information about the tour or to find a Day Out with Thomas: Big Adventures Tour 2018 event near you, visit the Day Out with Thomas website.
About The Northwest Railway Museum
Founded in 1957, the Northwest Railway Museum is the largest railway museum in Washington State and welcomes over 90,000 visitors each year. The museum operates an interpretive railway program offering antique train excursions through the Upper Snoqualmie Valley. Additional public programs including Santa Train®, School Train, Day Out With Thomas™, Halloween Storytelling Train and Snoqualmie Railroad Days are part of the museum’s yearly calendar. The museum’s collection of railway artifacts and equipment is one of the most significant in the United States and includes over 70 examples of locomotives, passenger and freight cars, and specialized railway equipment. The Northwest Railway Museum is centered in the Snoqualmie Depot, recognized as the oldest continuously operated train station in Washington State. Self-guided tours of the Train Shed Exhibit Building at the Railway History Center campus on Stone Quarry Road are included on train rides and for walk up visitors. Guided Grand Tours include visits inside the historic “Messenger of Peace” chapel car, Caboose 001, and the shop floor of the Conservation & Restoration Center. For more information on train schedules, special events and operating hours visit the museum website or call (425) 888-3030.
About Thomas & Friends™
Thomas the Tank Engine™ was created over 70 years ago by a British clergyman, the Rev W Awdry, as a storybook for his son. That story quickly grew to become the award-winning global brand franchise it is today, enjoyed by families in more than 150 territories and in over 40 languages across multiple touch-points and formats, including: 400+ original TV shows; 12 feature-length films; 14 websites in nine languages; apps; toys (ranked number one property in the pre-school toys category in the UK and Australia and number two in the US); consumer products; publishing; live attractions and much more. Thomas & Friends has scooped prestigious accolades including a Parent’s Choice Award, a Webby and a Licensing Award for Best Classic Licensed Property. The famous and cheeky No.1 blue engine and his friends invite children to enter a world of imagination through the tracks of a train. Together, the children and engines embark on timeless adventures while experiencing valuable yet fun life lessons of discovery, friendship and cooperation. For more information about the wonderful world of Thomas & Friends please visit: www.thomasandfriends.com, www.facebook.com/thomasandfriends and for bonus material and exclusive content www.youtube.com/user/thomasandfriends.
Mattel is a global learning, development and play company that inspires the next generation of kids to shape a brighter tomorrow. Through our portfolio of iconic consumer brands, including American Girl®, Barbie®, Fisher-Price®, Hot Wheels® and Thomas & Friends™, we create systems of play, content and experiences that help kids unlock their full potential. Mattel also creates inspiring and innovative products in collaboration with leading entertainment and technology companies as well as other partners. With a global workforce of approximately 32,000 people, Mattel operates in 40 countries and territories and sells products in more than 150 nations. Visit us online at www.mattel.com.