All aboard! It’s memory-making time at Strasburg Rail Road Aug. 27-Sept. 4 as families get a second chance this summer to ride Thomas the Tank Engine and his pal, Percy, at Strasburg Rail Road. For the first time, Thomas and Percy will make an extra appearance at Strasburg before many schools are back in session, and the change gives families a chance to squeeze in some fun before Labor Day marks the unofficial end of summer.
Guests are encouraged to prepurchase tickets online, as most popular dates and times can sell out. Visit www.strasburgrailroad.com/train-schedule/events/day-out-with-thomas/how-to-buy/ for more info.
We have attended Strasburg Rail Road’s Day Out with Thomas every year! Watching my child’s reactions as Thomas and Percy pull in and out of the station are among their best memories of the experience. My “quad squad” will all wave and shout hello and goodbye to the little blue engine #1 and his green pal. They love to see their eyes and mouths move as both trains speak a few lines, it’s just so fascinating to them! And when it’s their turn to board, their imaginations come alive as they experience a real train ride.
Other highlights of this fun-filled event include the chance to meet Sir Topham Hatt®, Controller of the Railway; posing for photos with Percy as he pauses at the station; and enjoying musical entertainment and Thomas-themed arts & crafts, storytelling, and more under the big tent in the Thomas & Friends Imagination Station.
Included as well for this special event are rides aboard Strasburg Rail Road’s vintage Cranky Cars, Pint-Sized Pufferbelly train, and LO&S motorcar train. My 7 and 6 year old’s very favorite part of Strasburg (we go for Easter and Christmas too) are the Cranky Cars! Such simple fun, but they enjoy it so much!!!! And this past spring, my 4 year old was able to pedal it herself… people all over Lancaster County could probably hear her squeals of excitement at her newly found independence!
With so many Fun Extras, families truly can make a day of it at Strasburg Rail Road. Food is also available for purchase on site.
Check out this video! We seriously love Thomas at Strasburg, and Percy too just makes it that much more amazing! My 2 year old son is going to FLIP when we pull into the station this year!
Day Out with Thomas ticket options include: a 25-mintue ride with Thomas the Tank Engine; the Percy Package, which includes a ride with Thomas and a 12-minute ride with Percy; a Combo ticket which includes the Thomas ride and a 45-minute ride through the Lancaster countryside aboard a regular train; and the Sodor Deluxe combo ticket, which includes a ride with Thomas, Percy and the regular train ride.
The Ready, Set, Go Tour, now in its 21st year nationwide, makes stops in 42 U.S. cities and is expected to welcome nearly one million passengers throughout the year. This year marks the 18th year Thomas has visited Strasburg, and the third year Percy has joined in the fun! Percy makes very few appearances on the national tour, so visitors at Strasburg’s event get a rare treat. Thomas and Percy will also return to Strasburg Nov. 18-20 for a short, fall weekend visit.
Percy rides between Thomas trains, which depart every 30 minutes:
Saturday, Aug. 27 and Sept. 3: 9:45 am – 2:45 pm
Sunday, Aug. 28: 10:15 am – 2:15 pm
Monday – Friday, Aug. 29-Sept. 2: 10:15 am – 1:15 pm
Sunday, Sept. 4: 10:15 am – 1:45 pm
Strasburg Rail Road 301 Gap Road Ronks, PA 17572. For more information and directions, contact www.strasburgrailroad.com or 866.725.9666, and share your experience at facebook.com/StrasburgRailRoad and twitter.com/StrasburgRR
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About Strasburg Rail Road:
Strasburg Rail Road is one of Pennsylvania’s leading family attractions and is home to museum-quality, turn-of-the-century steam locomotives, freight cars, dining cars, private cars and one of the largest fleets of historic wooden passenger cars in the world. Founded in 1832, Strasburg Rail Road also holds the unique distinction as being America’s oldest short-line railroad. www.strasburgrailroad.com
About Thomas & Friends™
Thomas the Tank Engine was created by a father for his son more than 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, visit www.thomasandfriends.com. Follow Thomas on Facebook at facebook.com/thomasandfriends and Twitter @ThomasParent.
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® and Rainbow 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, a division of Fisher-Price, and a subsidiary of Mattel, Inc., has operations in the United Kingdom, United States, Canada, Hong Kong and Japan. For more information visit www.hitentertainment.com
Disclaimer: We received no monetary compensation from Strasburg for this post. My family did get comp tickets in exchange for this post. All opinions are my own.