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A Day Out with Thomas

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March 10-12 & 18-19, 2023

All aboard a 25 minute, interactive train ride with Thomas to earn your Color Badge, say Hello to Sir Topham Hatt and get creative exploring the Color Corner. For even more fun, mix it up in the Play Pod with lawn games, snap eye-catching photo ops, enjoy live entertainment, check out the exclusive pop-up gift shop for toys, swag and more!

Tickets for this event are sold by TicketWeb.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is Day Out with Thomas™?

  • Day Out With Thomas™ is a family event that offers aspiring engineers
    and their families the unique opportunity to take a ride with the classic
    storybook engine, Thomas the Tank Engine™.

Who is Thomas the Tank Engine™?

  • Since Thomas the Tank Engine left the depot more than 70 years ago, this
    Really Useful Engine and his Island of Sodor friends have chugged their
    way into the hearts of preschoolers and grownups worldwide. Based on
    The Railway Series of classic stories authored by a father who loved trains
    and wanted a shared experience with his son, Thomas & Friends™ is a rite
    of passage that inspires the imagination while teaching life lessons of
    friendship, exploration and cooperation.

What are the appropriate ages for Day Out With Thomas?

  • Day Out With Thomas is a family event that welcomes passengers of all

Will Thomas the Tank Engine be there?

  • Thomas the Tank Engine has traveled all the way from the Island of
    Sodor and has arrived Right on Time to take a ride with you and your

Will Sir Topham Hatt be there?

  • Yes, Sir Topham Hatt will take time away from his busy schedule as
    Controller of the Railway on the Island of Sodor to meet and take
    pictures with guests.

Where is the event?

  • The event is located is the only event in Florida! And is taking place in the
    Tampa Bay Area at the Florida Railroad Museum located at 12210 83 rd
    Street East, Parrish, Florida 34219.

When is the event?

  • Friday-Sunday, March 10-12 and Saturday-Sunday, March 18-19, 2023.

When do tickets go on sale and How Do I Purchase Them?

  • Tickets are on sale NOW! Your tickets can only be purchased online
    via TicketWeb. Everyone Ages 1 and Up need a ticket.

How much are tickets?

  • Tickets cost $19-$23 depending on the day and time you choose to ride.

Who needs tickets?

  • Everyone Ages 1 and Up need a ticket to enter the event activities and ride the train.

What is included in the ticket price?

  • A ticket for Day Out With Thomas includes the train ride with Thomas
    the Tank Engine, as well as a variety of Thomas & Friends themed
    entertainment, including play pod with a variety of activities, Party
    Zone with plenty of fun including a dance party, live entertainment,
    and so much more. Guests will also have the opportunity to meet Sir
    Topham Hatt, the Controller of the Railway on the Island of Sodor.

How will I receive my tickets?

  • All tickets will be e-mailed from TicketWeb. There are no on site ticket sales or Will-Call Pickup for this event.

What is the Refund/Exchange Policy?

  • Tickets are non-refundable, but may be exchanged to another Day Out with Thomas date or time at the Florida Railroad Museum.

Do you recommend purchasing tickets in advance?

  • Yes! Please purchase your ticket ahead of the event as there are no ticket sales on site. You can purchase your tickets via TicketWeb. Everyone Ages 1 and Up need a ticket.

Is there parking available on site?

  • Plenty of FREE parking is available.

When should we arrive for our train ride with Thomas?

  • Please plan to arrive a MINIMUM of 30 minutes prior to your departure time. Boarding gates close 5 minutes prior to departure so Thomas can leave Right On Time.

What time does the train depart?

  • Thomas departs hourly beginning at 9:00 am. The last ride departs at 4:00
    pm. The time on your ticket is the specific departure time for your ride with Thomas. You are welcome to enjoy all other event activities before and after your ride time.

When does boarding begin?

  • Boarding begins 20 minutes prior to your departure time. Please note, boarding gates close 5 minutes prior to departure so Thomas can leave Right On Time.

Is there assigned seating on the train?

  • There is no assigned seating. Seating is first come, first served based on your position in line at the boarding gates.

How long is the train ride?

  • Your train ride with Thomas will last approximately 20 minutes.

How many times can I ride?

  • Each ticket is valid for one train ride at the specific departure time listed. You are welcome to purchase additional tickets for multiple departure times.

What if there is inclement weather?

  • Day Out with Thomas takes place rain or shine.

Are cameras allowed?

  • YES! Absolutely! Guests are encouraged to capture their Day Out With
    Thomas memories for their photo albums and to share online. Don’t
    forget to tag your photos with the hashtag #DayOutWithThomas!

Are strollers permitted?

  • Yes, Day Out With Thomas is a family event that welcomes guests of all
    ages. There is even a designated area for stroller parking during the
    train ride.

Is food available?

  • Yes! There are a wide array of options for food to purchase throughout the
    event site.

Is the event handicap accessible?

  • Yes!

Are pets allowed?

  • Pets are not allowed at Day Out With Thomas.




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