Take Your Kids To See Thomas The Train!

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Calling all Thomas the Train fans out there!  Seen on the pages of favorite storybooks, in playrooms, and on the television screen, Thomas the Tank Engine® is adored by little engineers everywhere and now, Thomas is pulling into the station for a larger than life experience at Day Out With Thomas®: The GO GO Thomas Tour 2013, visiting the Gold Coast Railroad Museum, March 2-3, 9-10, 16-17, 2013. The event, now in its 18th year, is presented by HIT Entertainment and sponsored by MEGA Brands, a leading toy company, and all inclusive Hard Rock Hotels.

Thomas the Tank Engine is star of Thomas & Friends® making tracks to great destinations on PBS KIDS® and Sprout®.  Along with his engine friends, Thomas captivates children in more than 145 countries and 30 languages. The #1 blue engine and his friends invite children to enter a world of imagination through the tracks of a train and the words of a story. To date, 200 million Thomas & Friends books and e-books have been sold and the CGI-animated Thomas & Friends series is more popular than ever, rating as one of the top programs for children ages 2 to 5 [1].

Day Out with Thomas: The Go Go Thomas Tour 2013 is a fun-filled event that provides children of all ages the opportunity to climb aboard and take a ride with Thomas as well as participate in Thomas & Friends themed activities.  The tour kicks off in March and is expected to welcome nearly one million passengers through November. For three back-to-back weekends, little engineers and their families are invited to take a 25 minute ride at theGold Coast Railroad Museum on their favorite engine, meet Sir Topham Hatt®, Controller of the Railway and enjoy a day of Thomas & Friends themed activities including arts & crafts, storytelling and more.  The Gold Coast Railroad Museum will also offer miniature golf, Zoo Miami animal encounters, Storytelling and juggling with Michael Rosman and live music with folk singer Matthew Sabatella, face-painting and two foot gauge train rides running every 30 minutes during event.

Thomas the Tank Engine rides depart every 45 minutes, rain or shine. Departure times begin at 10:30 am through 3:45 pm each day of the event.  Tickets for the Day Out With Thomas: The Go Go Thomas Tour 2013 are $18.00 for ages two and up.

Tickets are on sale now by calling toll-free 866.468.7630 or logging onto www.ticketweb.com/thomas.html.  For more information and directions, contact the Gold Coast Railroad Museum at 305-253-0063 or GCRM.org.

For general information or to find a Day Out With Thomas: The Go Go Thomas Tour 2013 event near you, visit www.thomasandfriends.com/dowt.

Photos by Sarah Gumina

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