Day Out With Thomas was a cute way to spend the day with your kids. You should be warned about the long, long lines that you will encounter, and be prepared for them at every turn. I was not expecting that at all! Many kids were crying and fidgety, and it was very frustrating as a parent to have to spend an hour on line to see Sir Top and Hat. We never did get the photo with Thomas
I was truly shocked by the lines, lines to park, to get on the bus to get to the train station, to get on to the train, then finding a seat? Good luck getting some together! The train will move, seated or not- so quick like a bunny- find a seat and sit in it! Lines for photos, for rides in the hand carts, etc…WOW a lot of lines. I just didn’t expect it! It was like an amusement park on a Saturday.
That said, I am glad we went, because Little Man was elated to see “The Real” Thomas the Tank Engine. He almost wet himself with joy every time the little blue engine came by. Of course, there were toys and souvenirs everywhere, for the Thomas enthusiasts. There was also a scavenger hunt- where you could stamp your map at each of 4 locations, and collect a prize at the end.
I think this is something worth doing at least once if you have a Thomas fan. Just be ready! And bring lots of water, something for them to play with on lines, and lots of sunblock and a hat for all.
Want to go? Check and see if Day Out With Thomas is coming to an area near you soon. It suns through Nov. 2011!
Disclosure- we received tickets to this event in order to facilitate this review. All opinions are mine, yours may differ.