Thursday, May 1, 2014

Rain Couldn't Stop Us From Enjoying Day Out with Thomas™: The Thrill of the Ride Tour 2014 in Essex, CT #dayoutwiththomas

Disclosure:  I was given complimentary tickets from the show's promoter in exchange for a honest review of the event.  All views shared are mine and mine alone.



DAY OUT WITH THOMAS™: THRILL OF THE RIDE TOUR 2014 PULLING INTO THE ESSEX STEAM TRAIN & RIVERBOAT



JOIN THE TOUR’S MOST EXCITING YEAR EVER AS HIT ENTERTAINMENT DEBUTS TALKING THOMAS THE TANK ENGINE™

LAST WEEKEND IN ESSEX, CT - MAY 3-4TH -- GET YOUR TICKETS NOW!


Looking for something to do with the kids this upcoming weekend?  How about heading to Essex, CT for the Day Out with Thomas™: The Thrill of the Ride Tour 2014?  Thomas is in Essex CT for the Day Out with Thomas™: The Thrill of the Ride Tour 2014, for one more weekend.  he will not only take his fans for a ride, but also talk to them for the very first time on the tour!  The event, which has been taking place for the past couple of weekends, ends it visit to Essex, this ucpoming weekend, May 3 & 4, 2014.  This event is hosted by Essex Steam Train and presented by HIT Entertainment and sponsored by MEGA Brands, a leading toy company, and all inclusive Hard Rock Hotels, and provides a day filled with fun and action for children and adults of all ages.




We went this past Saturday, and even though it was raining, we have a blast seeing Thomas the Tank Engine, riding the amusement rides, the face painting, magic show and so much more.  




We arrived at 12 noon and didn't leave until almost 4PM.  The day flew right by, and the girls could't stop talking about how much fun they on the ride home, and the next day with family and friends.





We have been going to Day Out with Thomas for the past few years. This event has taken us to Edaville Railroad in Carver, MA, the Conway Scenic Railroad in North Conway, NH and to the Essex Steam Train in Essex, CT.  But, I have to say, this is our second time going to the Essex, CT, and it is by far our favorite location to visit with Thomas.  We are about an hour from Essex, but get to enjoy a beatiful scenic ride to the train station.  Luckily, the girls managed to take a quick cat nap before we arrived, so by the time we pulled into the parking lot, their batteries were recharged and they were ready to have some fun.




"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 three 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.  Essex Steam Train will also offer carnival rides, music show, face painting and a visit to the Essex Locomotive Works .









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 Thrill of the Ride Tour 2014 are $23 for ages two and up.

Tickets are on sale now by calling toll-free 866.468.7630 or logging onto www.ticketweb.com/dowt.  For more information and directions, contact the Essex Steam Train & Riverboat at 1-800-377-3987 or www.essexsteamtrain.com.

Thomas the Tank Engine is star of Thomas & Friends® making tracks to great destinations on PBS KIDS® and Sprout®.  Along with his engine friends, Thomas captivates children in more than 145 countries and 30 languages. The #1 blue engine and his friends invite children to enter a world of imagination through the tracks of a train and the words of a story. To date, 200 million Thomas & Friends books and e-books have been sold and the CGI-animated Thomas & Friends series is more popular than ever, rating as one of the top programs for children ages 2 to 5[1]."  








For general information about the tour or to find a Day Out With Thomas: The Thrill of the Ride Tour 2014 event near you, visit www.ticketweb.com/dowt.



--GET YOUR TICKETS NOW--

This fun-filled event offers little engineers and their families the opportunity to take a ride with Thomas the Tank Engine, star of the popular Thomas & Friends®series. In addition, children will meet Sir Topham Hatt®, Controller of the Railway and enjoy a day of Thomas-themed activities including arts & crafts, storytelling, carnival rides and more in an authentic railroad yard.  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.

Ticket Price Includes:

**A 25-minute (approximate) ride with Thomas the Tank Engine and hear Thomas greet his fans!
**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.
**Storytelling, video viewing, live music, visit Essex Train Shop and  carnival rides.

WHEN:                    May 3 & 4

TIME:                       8:30am to 4:00 pm

WHERE:                  25 Plains Road, Essex, CT 06426

Tickets for Day Out with Thomas: The Thrill of the Ride Tour 2014 are on sale now and available by: 



Ticket prices are $23 plus tax for ages 2 and up (service charges and fee may apply). 

For more information and directions, contact the 1-800-377-3987 or visit www.essexsteamtrain.com. 
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For information on Thomas & Friends, visit www.thomasandfriends.com

Follow Thomas & Friends on Facebook at www.facebook.com/thomasandfriends and Twitter @TrueBlueEngine.
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About THE ESSEX STEAM TRAIN & RIVERBOAT
Owned and operated by the Valley Railroad Company, the Essex Steam Train & Riverboat is a unique historic attraction in the Connecticut River Valley. The Valley Railroad Company has operated today’s well-known steam train and riverboat for over 40 years on a line that was originally laid in 1871. The Essex Steam Train& Riverboat transports people on exciting excursions through the unspoiled Connecticut River Valley, a place designated as "one of the last great places on earth" by the Nature Conservancy. The steam locomotive pulls vintage coaches through the quintessential New England towns of Essex, Deep River and Chester, and the Becky Thatcher riverboat takes passengers on a1¼-hour cruise on the Connecticut River past serene coves, marshes and historic sights including Gillette Castle, the East Haddam Swing Bridge, and the Goodspeed Opera House. The Essex Steam Train & Riverboat offers various excursions and family themed events throughout the year. For more information visit essexsteamtrain.com or connect with the Essex Steam Train & Riverboat on social media:facebook.com/steamtrain97 and twitter.com/essexsteamtrain.

About Thomas & Friends™
Thomas the Tank Engine was created by a father for his son nearly 70 years ago and today is enjoyed by families in more than 185 territories and in 30 languages.  The #1 blue engine and his friends invite 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 timeless 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 about the world of Thomas the Tank Engine and his friends, please visit www.thomasandfriends.com. Follow Thomas on Facebook at facebook.com/thomasandfriends and Twitter @TrueBlueEngine.

About HIT Entertainment
HIT Entertainment is one of the world's leading preschool entertainment companies, specializing in building powerful brands based on engaging stories.  HIT Entertainment’s world-class portfolio includes  Thomas & Friends®, Mike the Knight™, Fireman Sam®, Bob the Builder, Barney®, Angelina Ballerina®, Pingu® andRainbow Magic®.

HIT Entertainment excels at creating and building globally successful brands which capture the hearts and imaginations of preschoolers and their families.  This is achieved through exceptional storytelling in multiple formats, enhanced by creating high quality character-based products and experiences with best-in-class partners. HIT Entertainment’s lines of business span television and home entertainment production, content distribution, digital media, publishing, consumer products and live events and attractions.  HIT Entertainment, a subsidiary of Mattel, Inc., has operations in the UK, US, Canada, Hong Kong and Japan. For more information visit www.hitentertainment.com


Disclosure:  I was given complimentary tickets from the show's promoter in exchange for a honest review of the event.  All views shared are mine and mine alone.

1 comment:

  1. My kids like Thomas and the train. And they wouldn't care if it was snowing out, they would have went to this! Very fun event! They would have love the story time and crafts!

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