Day Out With Thomas: Thrill Of The Ride Tour 2014 Pulling Into The Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum

Monday, February 17, 2014

Preschoolers will get the thrill of their lives when Thomas the Tank Engine steams across the country this year.  When Thomas arrives at Chattanooga for the Day Out with Thomas: The Thrill of the Ride Tour 2014, he will not only take his fans for a ride, but also talk to them for the very first time on the tour!  The event, which takes place on April 26 and 27 and May 3, 4 and 10, 2014, will be hosted by the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum and presented by HIT Entertainment and sponsored by MEGA Brands, a leading toy company, and all inclusive Hard Rock Hotels.

Day Out with Thomas: The Thrill of the Ride Tour 2014 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, now in its 19th year, will make stops in 42 U.S. cities and is expected to welcome nearly one million passengers in 2014.  For three back-to-back weekends, little engineers and their families are invited to take a 25 minute ride 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.  Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum will also offer live entertainment, magic shows, video viewing,  a petting zoo, bouncy tent, mini golf, and more.

Thomas the Tank Engine rides depart every hour, rain or shine. Departure times begin at 9 a.m. through 5:30 p.m. each day of the event.  Tickets for the Day Out With Thomas: The Thrill of the Ride Tour 2014 begin at $18 plus tax for ages two and up.

Tickets are on sale now by calling toll-free 866 468-7630 or logging onto www.ticketweb.com/dowt.  For more information and directions, contact the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum at www.tvrail.com or 423 894-8028. The event is sponsored by the Chattanooga Choo Choo and Coca-Cola.

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.  

For general information about the tour or to find a Day Out With Thomas: The Thrill of the Ride Tour 2014 event near you, visit www.ticketweb.com/dowt.


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