What is Day Out With Thomas™?
Day Out With Thomas™ is a family event that offers aspiring engineers and their families the unique opportunity to take a ride with the classic storybook engine, Thomas the Tank Engine™ at regional heritage railroads across the country.
Who is Thomas the Tank Engine?
Since Thomas the Tank Engine left the depot more than 65 years ago, this Really 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 authored by a father who loved trains and wanted a shared experience with his son, Thomas & Friends™ is a rite of passage that inspires the imagination while teaching the life lessons of friendship, exploration and cooperation.
What are the appropriate ages for Day Out With Thomas?
Day Out With Thomas is a family event that welcomes passengers of all ages.
Where is the event?
The Northwest Railway Museum, 38625 SE King Street, Snoqualmie, Washington
When is the event?
July 12, 13, 14 & 19, 20, 21
When do tickets go on sale?
April 11, 2013. Members of the Northwest Railway Museum have an opportunity to purchase tickets early beginning March 13, 2013.
How much are tickets?
$21 for everyone 2 years of age and older.
How do I purchase tickets?
You can purchase tickets in person at the Snoqualmie Depot, 39826 SE King Street in Snoqualmie from 10 AM - 5 PM, 7 days a week.
Who needs tickets?
Tickets are required for guests ages two and up.
What is included in the ticket price?
A ticket for Day Out With Thomas includes the train ride with Thomas the Tank Engine, as well as a variety of Thomas & Friends themed entertainment, including Storytelling and Video Viewing, Temporary Tattoos of Island of Sodor friends, and an Imagination Station with Arts & Crafts and more. Guests will also have the opportunity to meet Sir Topham Hatt, the Controller of the Railway on the Island of Sodor.
How will I receive my tickets?
If purchased three weeks or more in advance of the event, guests will receive their tickets in the mail. Guests that purchase tickets closer to the event date can pick up their tickets at Will Call the day of the event.
Are there any refunds?
There will be no refunds or exchanges.
Will Thomas the Tank Engine be there?
Thomas the Tank Engine has traveled all the way from the Island of Sodor and has arrived Right on Time to take a ride with you and your family.
Will Sir Topham Hatt be there?
Yes, Sir Topham Hatt will take time away from his busy schedule as Controller of the Railway on the Island of Sodor to meet and take pictures with guests.
Do you recommend purchasing tickets in advance?
Due to the popularity of Day Out With Thomas, advance ticket purchase is highly recommended. It is not uncommon for events to sell out. When purchasing tickets you will be asked to select a specific date and time for your ride with Thomas. Your ticket is valid only for that date and time.
DAY OF EVENT INFORMATION
What times do trains depart?
Trains depart every 45 minutes beginning at 9:00 AM.
So departures are at 9:00, 9:45, 10:30, 11:15, 12:00, 12:45, 1:30, 2:15, 3:00, and 3:45
When should we arrive for our train ride with Thomas?
It is recommended that guests arrive at the event at least one hour before their scheduled departure.
Is there assigned seating on the train?
Tickets are assigned by time. Guests must be together during boarding if they wish to sit together on the train.
How long is the train ride?
Are you limited to just one train ride?
There is one train ride per ticket.
How do I get to there?
Exit 27 off Interstate 90 for eastbound traffic; exit 31 for westbound traffic. Follow the signs to historic downtown Snoqualmie..
Is there parking available on site?
Parking is available at Snoqualmie Elementary School.
Is there an additional cost for parking?
Parking is free; there is also a free shuttle bus to and from the parking lot..
What if there is inclement weather?
Day Out With Thomas events take place rain or shine.
Please dress for the weather!
Are cameras allowed?
Absolutely! Guests are encouraged to capture their Day Out With Thomas memories for their photo album.
Will there be food available?
Local restaurants will be serving kid-friendly food on site. Additional restuarants are available right across the street..
Are strollers permitted?
Day Out With Thomas is a family event that welcomes guests of all ages. There is even a designated area for "stroller parking" during the train ride.
Is the event handicap accessible?
There is a wheel chair lift available for boarding the train. We encourage parents of children who will require the lift to contact the Museum prior to the event so we can ensure there is space reserved in the combine car.
Are pets allowed?
No pets are allowed at Day Out With Thomas.
Is there available lodging in the area?
Lodging is available in Issaquah, approximately 12 miles away.
How do I find out about other events?