Thomas the Tank Engine rolled into Tampa Bay last weekend. My family and I had the pleasure to visit Thomas and experience the Day Out With Thomas: The Go Go Thomas Tour 2013.
Little Lion Man love trains and adores Thomas the Tank engine. Upon our arrival, he immediately spotted the parked trains at the Florida Railroad Museum, home to the Day Out With Thomas: The Go Go Thomas Tour 2013.
At the entrance each of my children we’re given an activity map. After visiting each station, a volunteer stamps each completed activity. Little Lion Man directed us which station to start at first for a chance to earn a set of Thomas stickers upon completing the activity map.
With a 2:15 departure time, we had plenty of time to enjoy all the stations and other fun activities, like climbing the old fashioned fire engine, the bouncy jump houses, mini-train rides, tractor-pulled hayrides and dancing at the children’s rock concert.
Once we boarded the Thomas, we enjoyed our quaint train ride through the Parrish countryside which vaguely reminded my children of the scenic towns of the Island of Sodor.
Little Lion Man couldn’t contain his excitement to be riding Thomas. As we clickety-clacked through the countryside, the conductors chatted with the passengers and distributed Jr. Engineer Certificates. Little Lion Man held his certificate proudly.
After our Thomas the Tank Engine train ride, we visited with Thomas to thank for him for another fine job and special special. Being such a huge Thomas the Tank Engine fan, Little Lion Man was thrilled to meet Thomas in person. Thomas seemed happy to meet Liam too.
Nearby, Sir Tophamm Hatt greeted all the visitors boarding and departing Thomas, but Little Lion Man didn’t want to stop for a photo opportunity and chat with Sir Tophamm Hatt. Soon after, he fell asleep and missed his chance with Sir Tophamm Hatt. All the Thomas the Tank Engine excitement was all my locomotive-lover could handle. Thanks to Thomas and friends, Little Lion Man will surely have train filled dreams.
Day Out With Thomas: The Go Go Thomas Tour 2013 will be stationed in Tampa for only one more weekend, Saturday, March 23 and Sunday March 24. Visit the Day Out With Thomas: The Go Go Thomas Tour 2013 site for ticket times and availability.