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Day out with Thomas at Grapevine Vintage Railroad

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Day Out with Thomas

Day Out with Thomas Comes to Grapevine Railroad March 28-30 & April 4-6, 2014

Day Out with Thomas – Event Info.

Preschoolers will get the thrill of their lives when Thomas the Tank Engine steams across the country this year.  Thomas and his friends will be at the Grapevine Railroad two back-to-back weekends, March 28-30 & April 4-6, 2014. When Thomas arrives at Historic Downtown Grapevine for the Day Out With Thomas: The Thrill of the Ride Tour 2014 , he will not only take his fans for a ride, but also talk to them for the very first time on the tour!

Day Out With Thomas: The Thrill of the Ride Tour 2014 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 19th year, will make stops in 42 U.S. cities and is expected to welcome nearly one million passengers in 2014.  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 themed activities including arts & crafts, storytelling and more.  The Grapevine Vintage Railroad will also offer live stage music & magic shows, a petting zoo, Island of Sodor Sandbox Dig!, a huge model train layout, and more!

Tour Information for Thomas Train Ride

A 25-minute (approximate) ride with Thomas the Tank Engine

  • The opportunity to meet Sir Topham Hatt, Controller of the Railway
  • A Thomas & Friends Imagination Station; featuring stamps temporary tattoos, hands-on arts & crafts, train tables, and coloring sheets
  • Commemorative activities, merchandise and giveaways
  • Storytelling, video viewing and live music

Kids Activities at Day Out with Thomas

The tour provides a unique, interactive family experience at every station, offering a variety of entertaining activities that reflect the local flavor of each stop.  At the Grapevine Vintage Railroad, activities will include:

  • Large petting zoo
  • Huge model train layout
  • Interactive magic shows
  • Live stage music daily
  • Sandbox Fun Dig! and more

Thomas Train Ride Ticket Info.

Thomas the Tank Engine rides depart every 45 minutes, rain or shine. Departure times begin at 9:00 am through 6:00 pm each day of the event.  Tickets for the Day Out With Thomas: The Thrill of the Ride Tour 2014 are $17-22 plus tax for ages two and up.

Tickets are on sale now by calling toll-free 866.468.7630 or logging onto

For more information and directions, contact the Museum of the American Railroad at (214) 428-0101 or

Day Out with Thomas video:


Would you like Tickets to See Thomas?


North Texas Kids is giving away THREE SETS of tickets to a Day Out with Thomas!  **One entry per person; 3 Winners; Prize is 4 tickets per winner – Tickets for 9am ride on March 28th (no exchanges available)

Here’s how to enter this contest:

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Contest ends on Tuesday, March 18th @ midnight CST. Winners will be notified by email (the one you use to leave the comment below) and must respond ASAP; otherwise prize is forfeit!



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