DAY OUT WITH THOMAS™: THE FRIENDSHIP TOUR 2017 IS PULLING INTO THE NORTH SHORE SCENIC RAILROAD FOR THOMAS’ MOST EXCITING YEAR YET!
JOIN THOMAS THE TANK ENGINE™ AND HIS BEST FRIEND PERCY AS THEY TEAM UP FOR A DAY OF FAMILY FUN AND SET FRIENDSHIP IN MOTION
THOMAS THE TANK ENGINE AND PERCY TO VISIT THE NORTH SHORE SCENIC RAILROAD ON AUGUST 4-6 & 11-13
All aboard! Thomas the Tank Engine invites little engineers to join him and his best friend Percy for a day of family fun at Day Out with Thomas: The Friendship Tour 2017. Children everywhere are invited to spend the day with their friend Thomas when the #1 Engine and Percy pull into The North Shore Scenic Railroad on August 4, 2017. Day Out with Thomas: The Friendship Tour 2017 is presented by Mattel.
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, meet Percy, and participate in Thomas & Friends™ themed activities. The tour, now in its 22nd year, will make 42 stops across the U.S. and Canada and is expected to welcome nearly one million passengers in 2017. For 2 back-to-back weekends, children 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 a day of Thomas & Friends fun.
In celebration of this year’s theme, Day Out With Thomas: The Friendship Tour 2017 will feature an array of friendship-inspired activities. Attendees will be able to participate in events that encourage and celebrate friendship including photo opportunities, crafts, and a fun activity that invites kids to collect passport stamps throughout the day to receive a trio of Day Out With Thomas friendship bracelets. The 2017 tour theme is in line with this year’s Thomas & Friends global brand campaign, ‘Set Friendship in Motion’ – a campaign that ties together content, social integrations, and event activations across the entire Thomas & Friends franchise to highlight the importance of first friendships and the development of key friendship skills in toddlers.
Thomas the Tank Engine and Percy rides depart every 30 mins, rain or shine. Departure times for Thomas begin at 9:00 am through 5:00 pm each day of the event. Percy begin at 9:30 am through 4:30 pm each day of the event. Tickets for Day Out with Thomas are $20 plus tax for ages two and up. Tickets for Day Out with Thomas: The Friendship Tour 2017 are on sale now and available by calling Ticketweb toll-free 866-468-7630, or by visiting www.duluthtrains.com. Ticket prices are $20 plus tax for ages 2 and up (service charges and fee may apply). A ride with Percy is an additional cost of $8 plus tax and can only be purchased as an add-on to the Thomas ticket.
Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased at www.duluthtrains.com or by calling toll-free 866.468.7630. For more information and directions, contact the North Shore Scenic Railroad at 1-800-423-1273 or 218-722-1273 or www.duluthtrains.com
Thomas the Tank Engine™ is the star of Thomas & Friends the award-winning global brand franchise enjoyed by families in 133 territories and in 33 languages across multiple touch-points and formats, including: 400+ original TV shows; 12 feature-length films; 14 websites in nine languages; apps; toys (ranked number one property in the pre-school toys category in the UK and Australia and number two in the US); consumer products; publishing; live attractions and much more. Thomas the Tank Engine is the star of Thomas & Friends which airs on PBS KIDS® in the US and Family, Jr., Télémagino, Télé-Québec and TVO in Canada.
For general information about the tour or to find a Day Out with Thomas: The Friendship Tour 2017 event near you, visit www.dayoutwiththomas.com.
About THE NORTH SHORE SCENIC RAILROAD
At the North Shore Scenic Railroad in Duluth, MN history comes alive on the Lakefront line of Lake Superior. Each summer, equipment from the railroad museum makes a transition from static display, to rolling stock and becomes a fully operational working railroad carrying over 81,524 passengers per year. During the season several trains a day depart the historical Union Depot for a trip through downtown Duluth, Canal Park, along the shore of the Lake Superior and deep into the majestic north woods. Fully narrated tours tell the history of Duluth, the harbor, and the stories of the railroads that connected people and transported materials that built the region. Visit us at www.northshorescenicrailroad. org or call 1-800-423-1273 or 218-722-1273.
About Thomas & Friends
Thomas the Tank Engine™ was created over 70 years ago by a British clergyman, the Rev W Awdry, as a storybook for his son. That story quickly grew to become the award-winning global brand franchise it is today, enjoyed by families in 133 territories and in 33 languages across multiple touch-points and formats, including: 400+ original TV shows; 12 feature-length films; 14 websites in nine languages; apps; toys (ranked number one property in the pre-school toys category in the UK and Australia and number two in the US); consumer products; publishing; live attractions and much more. Thomas & Friends has scooped prestigious accolades including a Parent’s Choice Award, a Webby and a Licensing Award for Best Classic Licensed Property. The famous and cheeky No.1 blue engine and his friends invite children to enter a world of imagination through the tracks of a train. Together, the children and engines embark on timeless adventures while experiencing valuable yet fun life lessons of discovery, friendship and cooperation. Thomas & Friends™ is viewable on more than 30 world-class broadcasters including PBS KIDS® in the US, Super RTL in Germany, and on Five’s Milkshake! and Nick Jr. in the UK. Downloadable episodes are available through iTunes, Amazon and Google Play. For more information about the wonderful world of Thomas & Friends please visit: www.thomasandfriends.com, www.facebook.com/ thomasandfriends and for bonus material and exclusive content www.youtube.com/user/ thomasandfriends.
Mattel is a creations company that inspires the wonder of childhood. Our mission is to be the recognized leader in play, learning and development worldwide. Mattel’s portfolio of global consumer brands includes American Girl®, Barbie®, Fisher-Price®, Hot Wheels®, Monster High® and Thomas & Friends®, among many others. Mattel also creates a wealth of lines and products made in collaboration with leading entertainment and technology companies. With a global workforce of approximately 31,000 people, Mattel operates in 40 countries and territories and sells products in more than 150 nations. Visit us online at www.mattel.com.