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Ride the Rails With Day Out With Thomas™: The Ready, Set, Go Tour 2016

Published: 2/17/2016
GRAPEVINE, TEXAS (February 17, 2016) - On April 1, 2, 3, 8, 9 and 10, hop aboard the Grapevine Vintage Railroad for Day Out With ThomasTM: The Ready, Set, Go Tour 2016. Train fans of all ages will cheer as they team up with Thomas the Tank EngineTM for a day of family friendly fun with friends from across the world. Day Out with Thomas: The Ready, Set, Go Tour 2016 is presented by Fisher-Price.


This fun-filled event offers children and their families the opportunity to take a ride with Thomas the Tank Engine, star of the popular Thomas & FriendsTM series. In addition, they will meet Sir Topham Hatt, Controller of the Railway and enjoy a day of Thomas-themed activities. The tour, now in its 21st year, will make 43 stops across the U.S. and Canada and is expected to welcome nearly one million passengers in 2016.

Since Thomas the Tank Engine left the depot more than 70 years ago, this 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, Thomas & FriendsTM is a rite of passage that inspires the imagination while teaching the life lessons of friendship, exploration and cooperation. Day Out with Thomas: The Ready, Set, Go Tour 2016 will be hosted by the Museum of the American Railroad, the Grapevine Vintage Railroad, HIT Entertainment and presented by Fisher Price.

Details for Day Out With ThomasTM:

What:  Day Out With ThomasTM

When:  April 1, 2, 3, 8, 9 and 10

Time:  Trains depart every 45 minutes beginning at 9 a.m. The last train departs at
5:15 p.m. on Fridays and 6 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays.

Where:  Grapevine Vintage Railroad, 705 S. Main St., Grapevine

Tickets: Ticket prices vary due to event schedule. No admission is required for children under 24 months, but the child must sit in a parent's lap. Advanced purchase is highly recommended due to the popularity of this event. Tickets can be purchased from www.TicketWeb.com/DOWTor by calling 866-468-7630.

About the Museum of the American Railroad & the Grapevine Vintage Railroad

Day Out with Thomas is a collaboration between the Museum of the American Railroad and the Grapevine Vintage Railroad in Historic Downtown Grapevine, Texas. Proceeds from the event go toward historic rail preservation. The event introduces a new generation of train enthusiasts to rail travel and the importance of rail preservation. For more information, visit www.HistoricTrains.org.

About Thomas & FriendsTM

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, please visit www.thomasandfriends.com. Follow Thomas on Facebook at www.facebook.com/thomasandfriends and Twitter @TrueBlueEngine.

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 KnightTM, 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's lines of business span television and home entertainment production, content distribution, digital media, publishing, consumer products and live events and attractions. HIT Entertainment, a subsidiary of Mattel, Inc., has operations in the UK, US, Canada, Hong Kong and Japan. For more information, visit www.hitentertainment.com.

For more information about experiencing Day Out With ThomasTM, call the Grapevine Convention & Visitors Bureau at 800-457-6338 or 817-410-3185 or visit www.GrapevineTexasUSA.com.

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