“Day Out with Thomas: The Celebration Tour 2015″ is Coming to Union, IL! @ThomasFriends #DOWT #ThomasObsessed (& Ticket Giveaway Ends 8/10)

Disclosure: I will receive complimentary tickets in exchange for sharing my honest opinion and this information.

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My family has gone now the last four years and even though my boys don’t really play with their trains anymore, they said of course they wanted to go again this year!  My daughter really got into the event last year so of course we have to continue the tradition with her. Really this is an event for the whole family and I admit I enjoy it!  You can check out my Day Out With Thomas 2014 post, Day Out With Thomas 2013 post, my  Day Out With Thomas 2012 post and my Day Out With Thomas 2011 post to see what we thought of it in the past years.

All aboard for the biggest and best Thomas & Friends® celebration to date! Little engineers everywhere are invited to celebrate with Thomas when the #1 Engine and his best friend Percy™ pull into Illinois Railway Museum August 15 and 16, August 22 and 23 for Day Out with Thomas: The Celebration Tour 2015, presented by Fisher-Price and sponsored by MEGA Brands and all inclusive Hard Rock Hotels.

This fun-filled event offers little engineers and their families the opportunity to take a ride with Thomas the Tank Engine and Percy, stars of the popular Thomas & Friends series. In addition, children will meet Sir Topham Hatt™, Controller of the Railway and enjoy a day of Thomas-themed activities including arts & crafts, storytelling and more.  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. This year also marks Thomas the Tank Engine’s 70th anniversary and fans are invited to partake in some special celebratory activities!

This year, Thomas & Friends celebrates 70 years of friendship.  All aboard the Best Friends Express for an unprecedented year of Thomas-themed programs and activations as the #1 blue engine celebrates friendship with fans around the world.

WHO:   Thomas the Tank Engine and Percy


  • 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
  • A Thomas & Friends Imagination Station; featuring stamps, temporary tattoos, hands-on arts & crafts, train tables, and coloring sheets.
  • Storytelling, video viewing and live music

WHEN:  August 15 and 16, August 22 and 23

TIME:    9:00 – 6:00 


7000 Olson Road

Union IL 60180 

Tickets for Day Out with Thomas: The Celebration Tour 2015 are on sale now and available by calling Ticketweb toll-free 866-468-7630, or by visiting www.dayoutwiththomas.com or irm.org.  Prices are $21 for a ride on Thomas The Tank; $10 for Percy; plus tax for ages 2 and up (service charges and fee may apply).

For more information and directions, contact the Museum at 815-923-4000 or 1-800 BIG-RAIL.

For information on Thomas & Friends, visit www.thomasandfriends.com

Follow Thomas & Friends on Facebook at www.facebook.com/thomasandfriends and Twitter @ThomasFriends  #DOWT  #ThomasObsessed

NOT IN CHICAGO?  To learn more about the event and see if its in your area visit the Day Out with Thomas Schedule.
WIN IT:  (1) US winner will receive four tickets to Day Out With Thomas 2015 (in Union, IL) on Sunday August 23 at 3:30 (sorry it is for this specific day and time – but you can go anytime that day, just your Thomas ride will be at 2:30)  Sponsor will not be able to accommodate other date/time requests nor are tickets transferrable.  Photo ID is required to pick up tickets.
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This Giveaway Ends August 10, 2015.

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