DAY OUT WITH THOMAS™: THE READY, SET, GO TOUR 2016 IS PULLING INTO HERITAGE PARK HISTORICAL VILLAGE FOR THOMAS’ BIGGEST YEAR EVER!
TEAM UP WITH THOMAS THE TANK ENGINE™ FOR A DAY OF FAMILY FUN AT HERITAGE PARK
MAY 7, 8, 13, 14, 15, 2016
Calgary, Alberta (April 14, 2016) Start your engines! Thomas the Tank Engine invites little engineers to team up with him for a day of family fun at Day Out with Thomas: The Ready, Set, Go Tour 2016. Children everywhere can join Team Thomas when the #1 Engine pulls into Calgary on May 7, 8, 13, 14, & 15, 2016. Day Out with Thomas: The Ready, Set, Go Tour 2016 is presented by Fisher-Price.
Day Out with Thomas 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, now in its 21st year, will make 43 stops across the U.S. and Canada, and is expected to welcome nearly one million passengers in 2016. For two back-to-back weekends, little engineers and their families are invited to take a 20-minute ride on their favourite engine, meet Sir Topham Hatt, Controller of the Railway and enjoy a day of Thomas & Friends themed activities. Heritage Park will also offer antique midway rides, horse-drawn wagon rides, outdoor mazes, garden gauge model train display, children’s performers, and face painting.
Thomas the Tank Engine rides depart every 40 minutes, rain or shine. Departure times begin at 9 a.m. through 4:20 p.m. on May 7, 8, 14, 15 and 11:45 a.m. to 4:20 p.m. on Friday, May 13. Tickets for Day Out with Thomas are $23 plus tax and service fees for ages two and up.
Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased at www.ticketweb.ca/dowt or by calling toll-free 1-888.222.6608. For more information and directions, contact Heritage Park at 403-268-8500 or https://www.heritagepark.ca/plan-your-visit/event-calendar/day-out-with-thomas.html.
Thomas the Tank Engine is the 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 300 territories and 40 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.
For general information about the tour or to find a Day Out with Thomas: The Ready, Set, Go Tour 2016 event near you, visit www.dayoutwiththomas.com.
About Heritage Park Historical Village
Heritage Park Historical Village is Canada’s largest living history experience, offering guests a total immersion experience in the history of Western Canada from the 1860s to the 1950s. The Park features over 180 exhibits, 50,000 artifacts, and a colourful cast of performers, fur traders, ranchers, railway workers and friendly town folk who bring Western Canadian history to life. Guests can ride an authentic steam train, explore an automobile museum and dine or shop at one of the many eating venues and stores located throughout the Park. The Historical Village is open seasonally from May to October, while Gasoline Alley Museum is open year- round.
About Thomas & Friends
Thomas the Tank Engine was created by a father for his son 70 years ago and today is enjoyed by families in more than 300 territories and in 40 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. Children embark on adventures with their engine friends while experiencing timeless life lessons of discovery, friendship and cooperation. Thomas & Friends makes tracks to great destinations on PBS KIDS, Sprout and with downloadable episodes available through iTunes. For more information about the world of Thomas the Tank Engine and his friends, please visit www.thomasandfriends.com. Follow Thomas on Facebook at facebook.com/thomasandfriends and Twitter @ThomasFriends #DayOutWithThomas
In 1931, Herman Fisher and Irving Price embarked on a journey to change the toy industry. Their goal: creating playthings that inspire a child’s development. More than 80 years later, Fisher-Price remains deeply rooted in the belief that play is the way children learn best. Understanding the importance of play in building a child’s skills remains the fundamental principle, as the company strives to enrich the lives of families with young children around the globe. United by the passion for a child’s safe care and development, the people of Fisher-Price work tirelessly to support the hopes and dreams of families and bring them the best toys and baby products in the world. Some of the company’s best-known brands include Laugh & Learn®, Little People®, Power Wheels®, and Imaginext®, and it’s also a leading developer of character-based toys for children’s programming such as Thomas & Friends™, Dora and Friends: Into the City!, and Jake and the Never Land Pirates. For more information, visit www.fisher-price.com or www.fisher-price.ca, and connect with Fisher-Price on Instagram, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter or Pinterest.
Barb Munro, Communications Specialist
Heritage Park Historical Village
403-268-8506Back to News Listing