What is Day Out With
Out With Thomas™ is a family event that offers aspiring engineers
and their families the unique opportunity to take a ride with the
classic storybook engine, Thomas the Tank Engine™ at regional heritage
railroads across the country.
Who is Thomas the Tank
Thomas the Tank Engine left the depot more than 65 years ago,
this Really Useful Engine and his Island of Sodor friends have chugged
their way into the hearts of preschoolers and grownups worldwide. Based
on The Railway Series of classic stories authored by a father who loved
trains and wanted a shared experience with his son, Thomas &
Friends™ is a rite of passage that inspires the imagination while
teaching the life lessons of friendship, exploration and cooperation.
What are the appropriate
ages for Day Out With Thomas?
Day Out With Thomas is a family event that welcomes passengers of all
Where is the event?
event is located at 225 10th Street in Boone, Iowa.
When is the event?
September 16, 17, 22, 23, and 24
When do tickets go on
Tickets are on sale now. To purchase tickets, call 1-800-626-0319, or click here.
How much are tickets?
Tickets are $19 per person ($17 for September 22)
How do I purchase tickets?
When they go on sale, tickets
may be purchased by calling 1-800-626-0319,
or by clicking here.
Who needs tickets?
Tickets are required for guests ages two and up.
What is included in the
ticket for Day Out With Thomas includes: a
ride behind Thomas
the Tank Engine, storytelling and video viewing, temporary tattoos of
Island of Sodor friends, an Imagination Station with arts & crafts,
a trolley ride, museum admission and more. Guests will also have the
meet Sir Topham Hatt, the Controller of the Railway on the Island of
Are there any refunds?
There will be no refunds or exchanges.
Will Thomas the Tank
Engine be there?
the Tank Engine has traveled all the way
from the Island of
Sodor and has arrived Right on Time to take a ride with you and your
Will Sir Topham Hatt be
Sir Topham Hatt will take time away from his
busy schedule as
Controller of the Railway on the Island of Sodor to meet and take
pictures with guests.
Do you recommend
purchasing tickets in advance?
to the popularity of Day Out With Thomas,
advance ticket purchase
is highly recommended. It is not uncommon for events to sell out. When
purchasing tickets you will be asked to select a specific date and time
for your ride with Thomas. Your ticket is valid only for that date and
Event Information (Departure times, etc.)
What times do trains
trains depart every hour
on the hour...
12:00pm until 5:00pm
9:00am until 5:00pm
10:00am until 4:00pm
When should we arrive
for our train ride with Thomas?
It is recommended that guests arrive at the event
at least one hour before their scheduled departure.
Is there assigned
seating on the train?
Tickets are assigned by time. Guests must be
together during boarding if they wish to sit together on the train.
How long is the train
ride is approximately 25 minutes in length
(round trip). The length of the ride is set by the company that
owns Day Out With Thomas. They have determined that smaller
children have a tendency to become fussy on rides longer than 25
Are you limited to
just one train ride?
There is one train ride per ticket.
How do I get to there?
Is there parking
available on site?
limited amount of on-site parking is
available. Street parking, and parking in nearby lots is also
Is there an additional
cost for parking?
is no additional cost for parking.
What if there is
Day Out With Thomas events take place rain or
Are cameras allowed?
Absolutely! Guests are encouraged to capture their
Day Out With Thomas memories for their photo album.
Will there be food
Food is not included in the cost of admission, but several food
vendors are located on-site.
Out With Thomas is a family event that welcomes
guests of all ages.
There is even a designated area for "stroller parking" during the train
Is the event handicap
access is available. Call
1-800-626-0319 to confirm availability.
Are pets allowed?
No pets are allowed at Day Out With Thomas.
Is there available
lodging in the area?