Sunday, May 16, 2010
Day Out with Thomas.
Yesterday, we drove out to Medina, NY for the "Day Out with Thomas". When we got there, the parking was fabulous. I was surprised that they didn't charge for parking.
We went into the actual Thomas area and there was a row of tents with things to do. There was a Thomas-shaped bounce house with a little slide on it as well. There were temporary tattoos, face painting, and also a play area that had coloring and a big table with toys and it was filled with rice (must be because it's less messy than sand)
The train museum was nice, had a huge table in the middle of it that had a massive model train set. There was also a story area where they had a TV playing movies in between a woman reading a story to the kids.
The actual train ride was about 25 minutes. There were 5 coaches, and lines for each coach. The train went about 10 minutes one way down the track, and then went back along the same line to the station. Thomas was at the end, so he "pulled" the train back into the station for all of the kids to see. The conductor in our coach was really nice, and sat down next to my son for a minute to say hello and stamp his ticket.
All in all, it was a nice day. If you plan on doing it, I would say go about 90 minutes before your train, maybe longer. That way you can see the different areas and ride the train. Check out www.thomasandfriends.com and look for information on "Day Out with Thomas". Our tickets were $18 each, plus shipping and processing. Order far enough in advance so you don't have to pay the extra for rush shipping. The gift shop had a lot of nice stuff as well, although it adds up quickly.
On a scale of 1-5, I would give this attraction a 4. It would have been nice to have Sir Topham Hatt there the whole time to take pictures, instead of half of the time.