DAY OUT WITH THOMAS®: THE CELEBRATION TOUR 2015 IS PULLING INTO ST. THOMAS ONTARIO FOR THOMAS’ BIGGEST YEAR EVER!
JOIN THOMAS THE TANK ENGINE™ AS HE CELEBRATES FRIENDSHIP WITH THE ELGIN COUNTY RAILWAY MUSEUM JULY 18, 19 & 24-26, 2015
ST. THOMAS, ON (June 3, 2015) ─ Peep! Peep! Thomas the Tank Engine™ is celebrating friendship at Day Out With Thomas®: The Celebration Tour 2015, and families across North America are invited aboard! Little engineers everywhere are invited to join Thomas when the #1 Engine pulls into St. Thomas, Ontario for Day Out with Thomas: The Celebration Tour 2015! The event, which takes place July 18, 19, and 24 - 26, 2015, will be hosted by the Elgin County Railway Museum at the St. Thomas – Elgin Memorial Centre, and is presented by Fisher-Price and sponsored by MEGA Brands and all-inclusive Hard Rock Hotels. Proceeds from the tour’s St. Thomas stop benefit the Elgin County Railway Museum. This will be the 11th consecutive year the non-profit organization has hosted the Day Out With Thomas event.
Day Out with Thomas: The Celebration Tour 2015 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 20th year, will make 42 stops across the U.S. and Canada, and is expected to welcome nearly one million passengers in 2015. For two back-to-back weekends, little engineers and their families are invited to take a 25-minute ride with their favourite engine; meet Sir Topham Hatt™, Controller of the Railway and enjoy a day of Thomas & Friends themed activities including arts & crafts, storytelling, live entertainment, inflatable bouncers, bubbles, a cool mist tent, temporary tattoos, hay bale maze, and more! The Elgin County Railway Museum will also offer free admission to all ticket holders during the event.
Thomas the Tank Engine rides depart every 45 minutes, rain or shine. Departure times begin at 8:45 am through 5:00 pm each day of the event. Tickets for Day Out With Thomas: The Celebration Tour 2015 are $25 plus tax for ages two and up. Tickets are on sale now, and can be purchased by calling toll-free 1.866.222.6608 or logging onto www.ecrm5700.org
Thomas the Tank Engine is the star of Thomas & Friends making tracks to great destinations on TVO Kids®, Treehouse TV®, PBS KIDS® and Sprout®. Along with his engine friends, Thomas captivates children in more than 300 territories and 40 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.
This year, Thomas & Friends celebrates 70 years of friendship. All aboard the Best Friends Express as the #1 blue engine celebrates friendship with fans around the world!
About The Elgin County Railway Museum
Established in 1989, the Elgin County Railway Museum is a not-for-profit charity with an elected Board of Directors, and over 120 members. Their mission is to preserve, teach and display to the public the rich heritage of the railroads and their role in the development of St Thomas and Elgin County.
Visitors are invited to take a tour and explore railway artifact displays, historical photos, locomotives, cabooses, rolling stock, and the History in Motion model railway. The general public is encouraged to become a member, or volunteer and join the team as they continue to transform the museum into a popular tourist attraction and safe-keeper of local railway heritage.
The Elgin County Railway Museum is located at 225 Wellington Street, St. Thomas, Ontario. Regular admission is $5 per person, $2 per child and children under 3 years old are admitted free. The Museum is open Tuesday – Sunday during the summer months, 10 am to 4 pm, and closed Mondays. Visit www.ecrm5700.org or call 519-637-6284 for more information or off-season hours.
About Thomas & Friends
Thomas the Tank Engine was created by a father for his son 70 years ago and today is enjoyed by families in more than 300 territories and in 40 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 facebook.com/thomasandfriends and Twitter @ThomasParent. #DOWT #ThomasObsessed
In 1931, Herman Fisher and Irving Price embarked on a journey to change the toy industry. Their goal: creating playthings that inspire a child’s development. More than 80 years later, Fisher-Price remains deeply rooted in the belief that play is the way children learn best. Understanding the importance of play in building a child’s skills remains the fundamental principle, as the company strives to enrich the lives of families with young children around the globe. United by the passion for a child’s safe care and development, the people of Fisher-Price work tirelessly to support the hopes and dreams of families and bring them the best toys and baby products in the world. Some of the company’s best-known brands include Laugh & Learn®, Little People®, Power Wheels®, and Imaginext®, and it’s also a leading developer of character-based toys for children’s programming such as Thomas & Friends™, Dora and Friends: Into the City!, and Jake and the Never Land Pirates. For more information, visit www.fisher-price.com or www.fisher-price.ca, and connect with Fisher-Price on Instagram, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter or Pinterest.
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On-site Event Contacts:
Dawn Museum | Jeff DeLeebeeck
Museum Manager | Event Manager
Elgin County Railway Museum | Day Out With Thomas
519-633-6915 | 519-617-2772