Updated on June 30 at 12:40 p.m.: Congrats to Rebecca, who said her kids “love the Choo Choos.” She’s the winner of our Thomas the Train giveaway. Thanks to everyone who participated!
Do you have a train fan in your house – particularly a “Thomas” fan?
I have four tickets to give away to “Day Out With Thomas: The Friendship Tour 2017” good for the afternoon of Saturday, July 8, or Sunday, July 9. I’ll tell you how you can enter in a few moments, but first, some basics …
Day Out With Thomas is a special event held at railway museums, historical parks and other sites around the country. In Illinois, it’s being held July 8-9 and July 15-16 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Illinois Railway Museum in Union, about 30 miles northwest of Geneva.
Tickets are available by calling Ticketweb toll-free 866-468-7630, or by visiting dayoutwiththomas.com or irm.org. The ticket price is $21, and it costs an extra $10 to ride on Percy. All riders of the train with Thomas the Tank Engine who have passed their second birthday must have a ticket. Fair-style food, snacks and beverages are available to purchase around the museum grounds.
Activities during the Day Out With Thomas event include:
- A 20-minute (approximate) ride with Thomas
- A 20-minute rid with Percy (additional ticket required)
- Photo opportunity with talking Percy engine
- Meet Sir Topham Hatt, Controller of the Railway
- Magic shows
- Garden model railroad display
- Storytelling, video viewing, live music, playtable and temporary tattoos
The tickets I have to give away are for Saturday, July 8, or Sunday, July 9 after 2 p.m. and are to picked up by will call. Rides for winners are on Thomas only. Please note, the actual departure time will be assigned by railroad once winner’s name is provided. No other date/time requests will be able to be accommodated, and tickets are not transferrable. Photo ID is required to pick up tickets. Must be 18 and a resident of the United States to enter. Only one entry per person.
To enter this giveaway, you just have to answer the following question: What do your kids like most about Thomas the Train and his friends? Remember to leave your email so we can contact you if you win. The winning comment will be picked using random.org.
Giveaway starts now and will end at 3 p.m. Central on Friday, June 30. Winning reader must respond to an email alerting her by noon central time on Monday July 3, in order to collect tickets.
Remember, just answer the question: What do your kids like most about Thomas the Train and his friends in the comments section to enter this giveaway. Leave your email address … and toot, toot!