DAY OUT WITH THOMAS™: THE STEAM TEAM TOUR 2019 IS PULLING INTO THE
MEDINA RAILROAD MUSEUM FOR THOMAS & FRIENDS’ MOST EXCITING YEAR YET!
ONE WEEKEND ONLY AT MEDINA RAILROAD ON MAY 17-19
Day Out With Thomas is a fun-filled event that provides children of all ages the opportunity to climb
aboard and take a ride with Thomas as well as participate in Thomas & Friends™ themed activities.
The tour, now in its 24th year, will make 37 stops across the U.S. and Canada, and is expected to welcome
nearly one million passengers in 2019. For one weekend, little engineers and their families are invited to
take a 25-minute ride on their favorite engine, meet Sir Topham Hatt, Controller of the Railway and
enjoy a day of Thomas & Friends fun with crafts, photo ops, and more.
Typically held over two weekends in Medina, this year’s event is being held just one weekend and is jam
packed with fun for the kids! Your wristband to the grounds includes:
25-minute (approximate) ride with a talking Thomas the Tank Engine
Meet & Greet with Sir Topham Hatt, Controller of the Railway
Thomas & Friends Imagination Station featuring a variety of activities
For the first time, children can meet Thomas’s new friend Nia in the form of a
ten-foot inflatable – perfect for photo opps! Nia appears in the Thomas &
Friends episodes as one of the newest members of the Steam Team, joining
Thomas, Percy, and the other engines at Tidmouth Sheds. Nia is always a
helpful friend, and especially loves to help animals.
A ‘Passport to Adventures’ booklet for children to track their journey at the
event and receive a special prize upon completion.
Thomas & Friends-themed activities including toy play, photo ops, and more
Bounce houses, balloon artists, character sketch artists, storytelling, video
viewing, scheduled professional magic shows
New this year is our Mini Kids Train Ride.
For the first time, children will be able to meet Thomas’s new friend Nia in the form of a ten-foot
inflatable – perfect for photo ops! Nia appears in the Thomas & Friends episodes as one of the newest
members of the Steam Team, joining Thomas, Percy, and the other engines at Tidmouth Sheds. Nia is
always a helpful friend, and especially loves to help animals.
Train rides with Thomas depart every 45 minutes, rain or shine. Departure times begin at 9:15 am
through 5:30 pm each day of the event. Tickets for Day Out With Thomas are $23 plus tax for ages two
and up. Tickets include the train ride with Thomas, all of the Thomas & Friends activities on the grounds as well as admission to the Medina Railroad Museum. Wristbands for entry will be provided to all ticket holders upon arrival.
Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased online at www.dayoutwiththomas.com or by calling
Ticketweb toll-free at 866.468.7630. For more information, contact the Medina Railroad Museum at
Thomas the Tank Engine™ is the star of Thomas & Friends the award-winning global brand franchise
enjoyed by families in more than 160 territories and in over 55 languages across multiple touch-points
and formats, including: 500+ original TV shows; 12 feature-length films; 27 websites in 13 languages;
apps; toys (ranked number one property in the preschool toys category in the UK and Australia and
number two in the US); consumer products; publishing; live attractions and much more.
About the Medina Railroad Museum
Located in the old New York Central freight depot in Medina, NY, the Medina RR Museum is one of the largest
freight depot museums in New York State. The building itself was built in 1905-06 and is one of the largest (301ft.by 34ft.), last surviving wooden freight depots in the United States.
The Museum’s train has five passenger cars and two first class cars that ride out on the tracks to Lockport and back several times per year for special events. The Train season is from March through October, with special Polar Express rides after Thanksgiving through mid-December. The museum is open Tuesday through Sunday year-round. The museum is closed on mondays and major holidays.
To contact the museum, call (585) 798-6106
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 across multiple touch-points and 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 has earned numerous prestigious accolades including, a Parent’s Choice Award, a Webby and a Licensing Award for Best Classic Licensed Property. Thomas & friends is viewable on more than 30 world-class broadcasters including Nick Jr. 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.
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