My son loves Thomas the Train! I mean LOOOOVES Thomas. First thing he says when I walk in his room in the morning is “Train, momma! Train, train, train!” He sleeps with his Thomas the train, eats with Thomas, Thomas goes everywhere. If Thomas is missing we pretty much can't leave the house. There's a whole drawer of back-up Thomas the Trains in my kitchen just for these toddler tantrum inducing emergencies.
So when I heard Thomas was coming to visit I was pretty excited. I knew he would absolutely love to see Thomas and get to ride a real train. Tweetsie Railroad is in between where my family lives and where we live so we planned a day with everyone, loaded up our toddlers and headed for our big Thomas adventure.
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As soon as we pulled in you could see Thomas sitting on an overlook at the top of the park. Brady started squealing immediately. “Toms, momma! Toms Train, Toms Train!”
lThe train rides run every 30 minutes. Our ticket was for the 11:00 AM ride. The park was starting to fill up and lines formed about five minutes before 11:00. We waited in line and boarded the train pretty quickly. Brady stared out at the window waiting for the train to go. The engine started to whizz, Thomas blew his horn and we were off. B waved at everyone as we left the station grinning ear to ear.
He wanted to hug and high-five everything we saw that had a character on it, even the balloons, lol! There were lots of Thomas backgrounds and photo op stations and the last stop on the Thomas treasure hunt you meet Sir Topham Hatt and have your picture taken. The line was a bit long and we were past naptime so we skipped that part and gave Tophamm Hatt a wave instead.
Tweetsie Railroad has lot's of fun things to do along with the Day Out With Thomas experience. We walked through the petting zoo, rode a kiddie train through a glowing neon cheese factory with singing mice, mined for gold and rode carnival style rides. It was definitely enough fun to fill a busy toddler day-trip.
We ended our trip with a walk through the gift shop. They have everything Thomas you can imagine, from Thomas sippy cups and toys to a variety of elaborate train sets. Lots of really cute memorabilia stuff like picture frames, posters, pennants and t-shirts for sale too. I picked up a Thomas engineer hat, a drawstring backpack and a Thomas toothbrush.
Our Day Out with Thomas the Train adventure was awesome and Brady can't stop talking about it. I'm pretty sure it was the best day of his life, lol! We will definitely be doing the Thomas event again next year.
There's Thomas going mining for gold. Travelling Mini Thomas had quite an adventurous day. He narrowly escaped being tossed from the train ride.
Brady feeding the deer at the petting zoo. He also decided to give them his mini Thomas. Thankfully one of the friendly staff retrieved it for us.
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