Disclosure: I received free tickets to spend the Day out with Thomas the Tank Engine in exchange for my honest review.
Father’s Day with Thomas the Tank Engine!
This past Sunday we went to visit Thomas the Tank Engine! Yes, Sunday was Father’s Day and my awesome husband was excited at the thought of spending his day with our family doing what little guy wanted to do! We went to the Whitewater Valley Railway Station in Connersville In. and had such a great time! I will say my apologies now for all of the photos in this post! I couldn’t help myself…;)
My niece and her family went with us so we had a car full. It took a couple of hours to get there, but the road trip was totally worth it. The kids were busy playing while I lovingly yelled at my husband to keep his eyes on the road – like – eleven hundred and fifty two times! 😉 I’m the worst when it comes to that. I don’t know how many times I heard him say, “I’ll just stop and let YOU drive!”!
We safely arrived, thanks to my husband’s good driving skills and my GPS. The first thing we heard from the parking lot was the sound of Thomas the Tank Engine coming up the rail and his whistle blowing!!! When Eli saw the real deal Thomas pulling up the track, he just said, “WOW!” and his face was PRICELESS!! I tell you, it was better than Christmas morning!
We stood in line (which wasn’t very long) and had pictures taken with Thomas and we got to see Sir Topham Hatt too! After that, it was time to board Thomas for a fun 25 minute train ride!
My niece, Shelbi, and her beau Justin sat on one side with their kids – Aiden and Conner while we sat on the other side. Aiden and Eli both were excited at seeing the other train cars as we passed by. They both received their Jr. Engineer Certificates too….proud momma’s we are!!
Ahh…blurry pic!! We were moving and I had a hard time getting a good photo!
After the ride was over, we visited the different booths. Eli enjoyed playing in the imagination station booth at the Thomas the Tank Engine Wooden Track tables and the Thomas Stamps station…I know he would have loved to take a few of those stamps home with him! Aiden had a blast on the inflatable jumping station. Along the way, we found this awesome guy selling balloons. By the way…all of the volunteer Staff members were ridiculously awesome and helpful!
Eli called him Mr. Conductor 😉
All pooped out, we headed back home after a day of fun. Can’t wait until next year when we can visit Thomas the Tank Engine again!! There are still many stops along the way for 2013 so make sure to check the Go Go Thomas Tour for 2013 and find a location near you + watch a fun video!! You’ll have an unbelievable day of fun!!