On Monday, we surprised the boys with one of the biggest surprises ever. Day Out with Thomas! We didn’t tell them where we were going ahead of time but gave some hints along the way. There were guesses of the aquarium and the zoo. But never once did Ethan think he would be seeing Thomas. As we got closer to Strasburg Railroad, Ethan spotted the puff of smoke coming from the train. He got excited and yelled “I think we going over to that train.” It wasn’t until the blue engine appeared that he flipped. They both started screaming Thomas and I knew we had a success before even getting out of the car.

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After picking up our tickets, we boarded the train for our 22 minute ride with Thomas. Ethan could not get over that Thomas was pulling our train! Throughout the ride, they played all of the Thomas songs and we cheered on Thomas for pulling so many cars.

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After our ride, we got in line to get our picture with Thomas. I honestly thought that this was going to be the disasterous part of our day. The line would be too long. We would get to the front and Thomas would have to leave. Children would start screaming. But none of that happened. I was really impressed with how run the whole operation was!

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After our pictures with Thomas, we checked out all of the fun activities for the kids. The cranky cars were a favorite of Ethan’s the last time we visited Strasburg so he immediately ran right over to them! There is so much for the kids to do before and after your ride. Of course, there is a huge souvenir tent and we couldn’t leave without a few Thomas goodies.

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We had a great Day Out with Thomas!

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About Day Out With Thomas

Thomas the Tank Engine™ is pulling Strasburg Rail Road for the Day Out With Thomas™: The Go Go Thomas Tour 2013.  For nine days, little engineers and their families are invited to take a 22-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. Strasburg Rail Road will also offer fun extras for kids including a hand-powered Pump Car, riding on the Pint-sized Pufferbelly, a miniature steam train, and “steer” the pint-sized Cranky Cars around a track. Missed Thomas this time around? He’ll be back to Strasburg Railroad September 14-22 and again November 22-24!

Looking for Thomas in your neighborhood? Visit their website to find an event in their area.

Disclosure: I received tickets to Day Out with Thomas. All opinions are my own.

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