Thomas The Tank Engine® Pulls Into Tweetsie Railroad For Family Favorite  
Day Out With Thomas®: The Go Go Thomas Tour 2013

Blowing Rock, N.C. (May 14, 2013) — Bring your preschoolers to take the ride of their lives! Seen on the pages of favorite storybooks, in playrooms, and on the television screen, Thomas the Tank Engine® is adored by little engineers everywhere. 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 Tweetsie Railroad May 31 through June 9. The event, now in its 18 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.

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 two 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 Thomas-themed activities at the Imagination Station, including stamps, temporary
tattoos and coloring sheets. Tweetsie Railroad also offers amusement park rides for all ages, live entertainment including the Tweetsie Palace Saloon Show, Tweetsie’s Miner’s Mountain Magic Show, mascot characters Hopper and Porter’s™ popular children’s show and much more.

Thomas the Tank Engine rides depart every 30 minutes, rain or shine, between 9:00 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. on both Saturdays (park open 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.) and between 9:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. on Sundays through Fridays (park open 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.). Tickets for the Day Out With Thomas: The Go Go Thomas Tour 2013 are $37 for adults and $23 for children ages 3 through 12. Children 2 and under are admitted free.

Tickets are on sale now and available by logging onto or by calling Tweetsie Railroad tollfree at 877.TWEETSIE (877.893.3874). Tickets and Golden Rail Season Passes are available online.


Cathy Robbins  
Tweetsie Railroad
800.526.5740 ext. 107  919.277.1176 

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