Strasburg, PA (2017) ─ All aboard! Thomas the Tank Engine invites little engineers to join him and his best friend, Percy, for a day of family fun at Day Out with Thomas: The Friendship Tour 2017. Children everywhere are invited to spend the day with their friend Thomas, when the #1 Engine and Percy pull into Strasburg Rail Road June 17 – June 25, 2017.
Day Out with Thomas, presented by Mattel, is a nine-day event that provides children of all ages the opportunity to climb aboard and take a ride with Thomas, meet Percy, and participate in Thomas & Friends™ themed activities. In celebration of this year’s theme, Day Out With Thomas: The Friendship Tour 2017 will feature an array of friendship-inspired activities, including photo opportunities, crafts, and a fun activity that invite kids to collect passport stamps throughout the day to receive a trio of Day Out With Thomas friendship bracelets.
A 12-minute ride with Percy (Percy Package)
Pictures with Sir Topham Hatt, Controller of the Railway
Thomas & Friends Imagination Station featuring stamps, temporary tattoos, hands-on arts & crafts, train tables and coloring sheets
Thomas & Friends video viewing and storytelling
Fun extras including rides aboard Strasburg Rail Road’s vintage Cranky Cars, Pint-Sized Pufferbelly train, and LO&S motorcar train
Thomas trains depart every 30 minutes:
Saturday: 9:45 am – 3:15 pm
Sunday: 10:15 am – 3:15 pm
Monday – Friday: 10:15 am – 1:45 pm
Percy rides run between Thomas trains
Tickets for Day Out with Thomas are on sale now and available by calling Ticketweb at 866-468-7630, or by visiting www.ticketweb.com/dowt or www.strasburgrailroad.com/
You can also enter to win a 4-pack of tickets to visit Thomas at Strasburg Railroad on June 22nd at 1:15pm. Good luck! Contest ends on May 5th!
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
Now in its 22nd year, the tour makes 42 stops across the U.S. and Canada and is expected to welcome nearly one million passengers in 2017. The 2017 tour theme is in line with this year’s Thomas & Friends global brand campaign, ‘Set Friendship in Motion’ – a campaign that ties together content, social integrations, and event activations across the entire Thomas & Friends franchise to highlight the importance of first friendships and the development of key friendship skills in toddlers.
Thomas the Tank Engine™ is the star of Thomas & Friends, the award-winning global brand franchise enjoyed by families in 133 territories and in 33 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 the Tank Engine is the star of Thomas & Friends which airs on PBS KIDS® in the US and Family, Jr., Télémagino, Télé-Québec and TVO in Canada.
For general information about the tour or to find a Day Out with Thomas: The Friendship Tour 2017 event near you, visit www.dayoutwiththomas.com.
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 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 133 territories and in 33 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. Thomas & Friends™ is viewable on more than 30 world-class broadcasters including PBS KIDS® in the US, Super RTL in Germany, and on Five’s Milkshake! And Nick Jr. in the UK. Downloadable episodes are available through iTunes, Amazon and Google Play. For more information about the wonderful world of Thomas & Friends please visit: www.thomasandfriends.com, www.facebook.com/
Mattel is a creations company that inspires the wonder of childhood. Our mission is to be the recognized leader in play, learning and development worldwide. Mattel’s portfolio of global consumer brands includes American Girl®, Barbie®, Fisher-Price®, Hot Wheels®, Monster High® and Thomas & Friends®, among many others. Mattel also creates a wealth of lines and products made in collaboration with leading entertainment and technology companies. With a global workforce of approximately 31,000 people, Mattel operates in 40 countries and territories and sells products in more than 150 nations. Visit us online at www.mattel.com.
Disclaimer: We received no monetary compensation for this post. In exchange for this published press release and a post-visit review, my family has received complimentary tickets to attend Day out with Thomas. My 2.5 year old son is OVER THE MOON excited to see his favorite trains again!