Day Out with Thomas: Leader of the Track Tour 2011 Coming to Essex, CT in May!

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DAY OUT WITH THOMAS™: LEADER OF THE TRACK TOUR 2011

MOVES FULL STEAM AHEAD INTO ESSEX STEAM TRAIN

Thomas the Tank Engine™ To Visit ESSEX STEAM TRAIN

MAY 14-15 & 21-22 

ESSEX, CT – It’s “Steamies” versus “Diesels” and our favorite No.1 engine is right on track! Thomas the Tank Engine™ is pulling into ESSEX STEAM TRAIN for the Day Out With Thomas™: Leader of the Track Tour, presented by HIT Entertainment, a worldwide leader in children’s entertainment, and sponsored by MEGA Brands, a leading toy company. This fun-filled event offers little engineers and their families the opportunity to take a ride with a 15-ton replica of Thomas the Tank Engine, star of the popular Thomas & Friends™ series. Children will ride along with their favorite hero on his latest adventure. The tour, now in its 16th year, will make stops in more than 45 US cities and is expected to welcome more than one million passengers in 2011. However…Essex Steam Train will host the only Day Out with Thomas event in Connecticut this year!

WHO: Thomas the Tank Engine

WHAT: • A 25-minute (approximate) ride with Thomas the Tank Engine.

• An opportunity to meet Sir Topham Hatt, Controller of The Railway.

• Activities for the whole family, including arts & crafts, storytelling, video

viewing, live music, face painting, magic, and “Kaboose the Clown”.

· Commemorative activities, merchandise and giveaways focusing on steam engines and diesel engines to celebrate the 2011 Thomas & Friends DVD movie “Day of the Diesels” (Sept. 2011, Lionsgate).

· Authentic railyard experience complete with a tour of Essex Locomotive Works.

· The thrill of climbing aboard a Diesel Locomotive Simulator to drive the engine, toot the horn and ring the bell!

WHEN: MAY 14-15 & 21-22

TIME: 8:30 TO 5:00 PM

WHERE: SPECIAL EVENT ENTRANCE: 25 PLAINS ROAD, ESSEX, CT 06426

Tickets for Day Out With Thomas: Leader of the Track Tour 2011 are on sale now and available by calling Ticketweb toll-free 866-468-7630, or by visiting http://essexsteamtrain.com. Ticket prices are $19 plus tax for ages 2 and up (service charges and fee may apply).

For more information and directions contact Essex Steam Train at 800-377-3987 and www.ESSEXSTEAMTRAIN.com. For information on Thomas & Friends, visit www.thomasandfriends.com/dowt

(Information provided by PR)

Have you been to see this?  We’ve never been, although we ARE going this year, and I am so excited to bring my train-loving kids!!  I will be giving a review once we’ve gone, but those of you that have been, are there ‘tricks’ to know? Secrets?  We haven’t even told the kids yet!!

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  • We loved seeing Thomas and riding on the coach. The Essex Steam Train is wonderful and worth the trip.

    Charles & Adam

    http://thomasthetrain.net/index.php/pages/Day%20Out%20with%20Thomas%202011.html

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  • Omg! I have to see if they are coming to Houston! This looks amazing!!!!

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  • Haven’t been but have heard good things about it

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    • I’ll let you know!

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  • Now this blog post brings back memories. My sister and I took our little ones to see Thomas about five years ago. it was a great time.

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    • Was it so fun? I can’t even wait to see my kids’ faces!!

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