Experience Trains, Games and Smiles for Miles on the Party Train Tour

GRAPEVINE, TEXAS (August 10, 2021) All aboard for fun and games and smiles for miles with Day Out With ThomasTM The Party Train Tour, presented by Mattel. Thomas rolls into Grapevine Vintage Railroad’s Cotton Belt Depot (705 S. Main St.) September 24, 25, 26 and October 1, 2 and 3. Tickets are now on sale!

Train fans of all ages will enjoy a day of family-friendly fun with a ride on Thomas the Tank Engine™, star of the popular Thomas & Friends™ series on Netflix. Little engineers and their families are invited to take an approximately 25-minute ride on their favorite engine and meet Sir Topham Hatt®, Controller of the Railway. Stop by the Tryke Corral and enjoy storytelling, lawn games, stage entertainment and more Thomas-themed activities. Then check out the pop-up gift shot for exclusive Thomas swag.

For more than 70 years, Thomas the Tank Engine has been chugging his way into the hearts of children and grownups worldwide, with his Island of Sodor friends by his side. Based on The Railway Series of classic stories, Thomas & Friends inspires the imagination while teaching the life lessons of friendship, exploration and cooperation. Day Out with Thomas The Party Train Tour, presented by Mattel, is hosted by the Museum of the American Railroad and the Grapevine Vintage Railroad.

Details for Day Out With Thomas:

What:              Day Out With Thomas The Party Train Tour

When:             September 24, 25, 26 and October 1, 2 and 3, 2021

Time:               Each train ride is 25 minutes. Trains depart at various times between 11 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. See ticket section below.

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

Tickets:           Tickets are on sale now for $24 per person; tickets for groups of 20+ are $20 per person (taxes and service fees not included). Tickets are required for everyone ages 24 months and up. Passengers under 24 months are not required to have a ticket but must ride on an adult’s lap. Advanced purchase is highly recommended due to the popularity of this event. Tickets can be purchased from or by calling 866.468.7630.


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 the next generation of train enthusiasts to rail travel and the importance of rail preservation. For more information, visit

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 more than 160 territories and over 55 languages. Thomas & Friends has earned numerous prestigious accolades including, a Parent’s Choice Award, a Webby and a Licensing Award for Best Classic Licensed Property. It is available in multiple formats including: 500+ original TV shows; 12 feature-length films; 27 websites in 13 languages; apps; toys; consumer products; publishing; live attractions and much more. Thomas & Friends is viewable on more than 30 world-class broadcasters including Netflix in the US, Super RTL in Germany, and on Five’s Milkshake! in the UK. Thomas & Friends can also be viewed across digital platforms including Hulu, iTunes, YouTube and more. On YouTube, the Thomas & Friends channel has had over 1.16 billion lifetime views, over 909k subscribers and 2.6MM engagements. For more information about the world of Thomas & Friends, please visit and

About Mattel

Mattel is a leading global children's entertainment company that specializes in design and production of quality toys and consumer products. We create innovative products and experiences that inspire, entertain and develop children through play. We engage consumers through our portfolio of iconic franchises, including Barbie®, Hot Wheels®, American Girl®, Fisher-Price®, Thomas & Friends® and MEGA®, as well as other popular brands that we own or license in partnership with global entertainment companies. Our offerings include film and television content, gaming, music and live events. We operate in 40 locations and sell products in more than 150 countries in collaboration with the world's leading retail and technology companies. Since its founding in 1945, Mattel is proud to be a trusted partner in exploring the wonder of childhood and empowering kids to reach their full potential. Visit us online at

For information about experiencing Day Out With Thomas, call the Grapevine Convention & Visitors Bureau at +1.817.410.3185 or visit

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