When my youngest son was 18 months old, he fell in love with the All Aboard! train exhibit at The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis. He watched the trains and yelled, “A-MI! A-MI!” My husband gave me a confused look, and I had to explain to him that our son was (in his special toddler language) calling all of the trains “Thomas!” To him, every train we saw was Thomas. We had to physically remove both of our boys from the Thomas train table located in the exhibit. Their love for trains and Thomas the Tank Engine was strong.
They’re two, they’re four, they’re six, they’re eight…
A year later, my boys still love trains and love Thomas the Tank Engine. My youngest would wear his Thomas t-shirt every day if he could. When I asked them if they wanted to actually ride on Thomas the Tank Engine – well, to say they were excited would be an understatement. My oldest actually didn’t believe me at first: “Mommy, I don’t really get to ride on Thomas, do I? Are you just teasing?” I assured him that I was not teasing, and then I showed him this video. Warning: if you have a preschooler who loves trains, he might LOSE HIS MIND when you show him this.
Day Out With Thomas™: The Go Go Thomas Tour 2013 is coming to Whitewater Valley Railroad in Connersville!
Your kids will have the opportunity to take their own ride with Thomas, and that’s not all. In addition to your 25 minute train ride, you get to meet Sir Topham Hatt™, play at the Thomas and Friends Imagination Station, get involved in a mystery game, and experience live entertainment and storytelling. Plus, you will probably be the coolest parent ever for taking your kid on a ride with Thomas. That’s what I am hoping for, anyway.
There are Day Out With Thomas™ events happening all over the country, but Thomas will be here in Indiana June 14th-16th and June 21st-23rd, at the Whitewater Valley Railroad in Connersville. Tickets are $18 (plus tax and fees) for kids ages 2 and up, and you can purchase them online or by calling Ticketweb (866-468-7630). This event is rain or shine, so no matter what the Indiana weather brings, you can enjoy a day at the railroad.
The other option you have is to WIN tickets from Mom For Less! I am giving away a set of FOUR tickets to ride the rails with Thomas the Tank Engine. To enter, simply fill out the Rafflecopter form below. The giveaway will end on June 5th at 11:59 p.m. Eastern. Best of luck to you, and be sure to share this giveaway with your train-loving friends. See you at the station – I’ll save you a seat on the train. I’ll be the mom with the two happiest boys you’ve ever seen!
The fine print:
- Winner will be chosen randomly and notified by email. Winner will have 24 hours from time of email to respond, and then another winner will be randomly selected.
- No purchase necessary to win. Odds of winning are based on the number of entries.
- Value of prize is $72.
- I was provided with tickets to experience Day Out With Thomas with my family, as well as four tickets to give away. All opinions and geeking out about trains are 100% mine.