Day Out With Thomas The Go Go Thomas Tour 2013 Medina, NY
Our family had the opportunity to attend Day Out With Thomas The Go Go Thomas Tour 2013 in Medina, NY located at the Medina Railroad Museum this past Saturday. Gavyn felt he was too old to go, so I surprised my three year old nephew with a ticket. When we arrived there was so much going on. Our train ride wasn’t until 1:00 (note: Arrive at least 1 hour prior to your scheduled train ride, to get your tickets and the children receive a map to stamp throughout the day), so we headed to the imagination station where there were many enjoyable activities for the children.
We did almost everything in here which included face painting, tattoos, train tables, a clown making balloon animals with the Thomas bounce house and slide at the end. The activities allowed the kids to play until it was time to board Thomas.
When Thomas the Train came down the tracks the kids jumped for joy. How cool for any Thomas fan to see this rolling down the train tracks?
We boarded the train, got in our seats, then the conductor headed down the aisles to collect our passes.
They had Thomas music playing in the background. The kids wanted a seat window that opened so they could get a good view of the scenery. The ride was about 45 minutes long and went slow so children wouldn’t get frightened. I would have liked to hear some talking going on, but they didn’t. The kids really enjoyed their train ride on Thomas. Once we were finished we headed to the front to get pictures of the kids with Thomas. This was an up close and personal look at the star himself. They do take pictures which you can pay for however they allowed us to take our own photos.
After our train ride we went to the gift shop to buy a few trains for the kids. Items in the shop are rather expensive so be prepared! Once we were finished in there, we went to get pictures taken with Sir Tophamm Hat. All the poor little ones waiting in line were frightened of him. Zoe and Gaige went right up to him for their pictures. My nephew wanted to stay and play with him lol. He says “Aunt Colie, he is so awesome!” He kept tugging at his legs and hands. Too cute.
With our tickets we had free admission to the museum. This was fabulous. There was various antique items from model trains and tracks, to military vehicles, firetrucks and much more. The entire center of the museum is a train display where there is hands-on fun where children can push buttons to see some models in action. The amusement park was a favorite. According to their website this is the largest prototypical HO scale layout in the nation, when finished, it will be an immense 204ft. long by 14ft. wide display!! There are engines featured from many of the areas railroad lines in small and large scale models.
On our way out I thought this was quite interesting.
I wish that was the price to head to NYC!
The kids were pretty tired after our exciting visit inside the museum. They actually didn’t want to leave as there were so many things in there and both kids love trains. It was mesmerizing for all of us to see the exhibits, memorabilia to the artifacts on display from past and present.
We didn’t make it to the video/storytelling area as the kids were ready to go. We had been there for about 3.5 hours plus the 2 hour drive there, so we didn’t make it.
I would highly recommend a Day Out With Thomas visit for your family. There was plenty to do and see. There was even pony rides and horse carriage rides.
Day Out With Thomas The Go Go Thomas Tour 2013 is going on again this weekend in Medina, NY from May 17-19.
For information on tickets and an event in your area visit www.thomasandfriends.com/dowt
Disclosure: Our family received complimentary tickets to attend Day Out With Thomas, all opinions and thoughts 100% my own.