What is Day Out With Thomas™?
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 Engine?
Thomas the Tank Engine left the depot more than 65 years ago, this
Really Useful Engine and his
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
Out With Thomas is a family event that
welcomes passengers of all ages.
Where is the event?
Newport Dinner Train Station, 19
When is the event?
September 1-2-3-4, 2011 – Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
When do tickets go on sale?
to Purchase Tickets Now
How much are tickets?
Tickets are $18.each plus tax. Special for
Thursday train rides: $16. each plus tax.
Parties of 20 or more are eligible for a group rate.
How do I purchase tickets?
Tickets can be purchased online through
www.ticketweb.com/dowt or by calling toll-free
Who needs tickets?
Tickets are required for guests ages two
What is included in the ticket price?
ticket for Day Out With Thomas includes
the train ride with Thomas the Tank Engine, as well as a variety of
Thomas & Friends themed entertainment, including Storytelling and
Video Viewing, Temporary Tattoos of Island of
Sodor friends, and an Imagination Station with Arts & Crafts
and more. Guests will also have the opportunity to meet Sir
the Controller of the Railway on the
How will I receive my tickets?
purchased three weeks or more in advance of the event, guests will
receive their tickets in the mail. Guests that purchase tickets
closer to the event date can pick up their tickets at Will Call the
day of the event.
Are there any refunds?
will be no refunds or exchanges.
Will Thomas the Tank Engine be there?
the Tank Engine has traveled all the way from the
and has arrived Right on Time to take a ride with you and your
Will Sir Topham
Hatt be there?
Sir Topham Hatt
will take time away from his busy schedule as Controller of the
Railway on the Island
to meet and take pictures with guests.
Do you recommend purchasing tickets in advance?
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 time.
DAY OF EVENT INFORMATION
What times do trains depart?
9:30am, 10:15am, 11:00am, 11:45am, 12:30pm, 1:15pm, 2:00pm, 2:45pm,
3:30pm, and 4:15pm
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.
assigned seating on the train?
Tickets are assigned by time. Guests must be together during
boarding if they wish to sit together.
How long is the train ride?
Are you limited to just one train ride?
is one train ride per ticket.
How do I get to there?
will depart from 19
directions to the Newport Station are available on line at
Is there parking available on site?
Parking is available one block away at the Newport Municipal Garage.
Is there an additional cost for parking?
However, in addition to the Municipal Garage, on Saturday & Sunday
complementary satellite parking with shuttle service will be
available. Signs will be posted in the area.
What if there is inclement weather?
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
Will there be food available?
vendors will be on site each day of the event with food and soft
drinks for adults and children.
Are strollers permitted?
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 ride.
Is the event handicap accessible?
Newport Dinner Train is authentic 1940’s vintage and is not handicap
accessible by today’s standards. However, staff
members will be available for boarding assistance.
Please request at check-in.
Are pets allowed?
pets are allowed at Day Out With Thomas.
Is there available lodging in the area?
are numerous hotels and B & B’s in the
area. For lodging information, please visit