Over the weekend, a girlfriend and I took our two VERY lucky little boys to not only meet, but actually ride on the real Thomas the Train! It was an incredibly special day for both of them, and almost equally as special for us to witness those ear-to-ear grins that every mom strives for.
Luckily, there are THREE more opportunities for your family to spend a Day Out With Thomas, since the event will continue to run on November 10th, 11th & 12th, with tickets starting at just $21. The drive from San Diego took about 1 hr 10 min, but went by quickly both directions. We were pleased to find a number of food trucks for lunch, and an ice cream treat for the afternoon!
The trains (Thomas & Percy), depart every hour, with a number of additional activities happening throughout the day. Being at the Orange Empire Railway Museum is cool in itself, but add in games and activities from your favorite #1 blue engine, and you’re bound to get smiles all around. Make sure you pick up your adventure map, and stop by each stamp station to claim your Thomas prize before the end of the day!
Tickets are available at www.oerm.org/thomas/. Tickets are required for ages 2 and up, and include admission to the museum, the train ride with Thomas, as well as a variety of Thomas & Friends themed entertainment such as arts & crafts, an Imagination Station, temporary tattoos, a petting zoo, bounce houses, storytelling and more! Military discounts are also available.