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'The Hero of the Rails Tour' pulling into CSRR


Day Out with Thomas the Tank Engine™ visits July 10-12 and July 17-19



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Thomas the Tank Engine™ is set to roll into North Conway for the Day Out With Thomas™ 2009: The Hero of the Rails Tour. All Thomas fans are invited to spend the day with their favorite engine that always saves the day on July 10-12 and 17-19 at the Conway Scenic Railroad. (click for larger version)
July 02, 2009
The event takes place July 10-12 and 17-19 and is hosted by Conway Scenic Railroad and presented by HIT Entertainment and sponsored by The LEGO Group.

For more than six decades, children have been captivated by the courageous adventures of Thomas and his engine friends. Pulling out of the station for its 14th consecutive ride on the rails, the Day Out With Thomas 2009: The Hero of the Rails Tour will visit more than 40 cities in the United States and Canada.

Day Out With Thomas is the only place for families to take a ride with a 15-ton replica of everybody's favorite #1 engine, Thomas the Tank Engine, and enjoy Thomas-themed activities at the Imagination Station, including stamps, temporary tattoos and hands-on arts and crafts. Each year the tour grows, traveling to new destinations, adding new activities and welcoming new visitors. In addition, exclusive Thomas & Friends merchandise is available at Day Out With Thomas events, including a 2009 Day Out With Thomas passenger car and commemorative t-shirts, pennants, engineer caps, frames, and more.

Thomas the Tank Engine, star of Thomas & Friends™, on PBS KIDS® and PBS KIDS SproutSM kicked off his Day Out With Thomas 2009: The Hero of the Rails Tour in March and is expected to welcome more than one million passengers through December.

Day Out with Thomas 2009 activities at the Conway Scenic Railroad include:

•A 25-minute ride with Thomas the Tank Engine;

•The opportunity to meet Sir Topham Hatt™, Controller of the Railway;

•A Thomas & Friends Imagination Station, featuring face painting, stamps, temporary tattoos, hands-on arts and crafts activities, coloring, and more, all overseen by staff and volunteers from the Mt. Washington Valley Children's Museum;

•Storytelling, video viewing, and live music;

•During the Day Out With Thomas 2009: The Hero of the Rails Tour, children will also be provided with a "Tour Map," that guides them through the four station stops; Imagination Station, the Meet & Greet with Sir Topham Hatt, the Storytelling/Video Viewing area and the gift shop. After receiving four stamps on their map, each child will receive a 3-D Thomas poster with glasses (while supplies last).

The tour provides a unique, interactive family experience at every station, offering a variety of entertaining activities that reflect the local flavor of each stop. At Conway Scenic Railroad, additional activities will include unlimited motorcar rides, a hay bale maze, bouncy houses, live musical entertainment, clown Trickster Fox, and Frodo the Walking Tank from Wildlife Encounters Zoo.

The 25-minute train ride with Thomas the Tank Engine will depart every 45 minutes, rain or shine, with departure times at 10 a.m. through 3:15 p.m. daily. Tickets for the Day Out With Thomas 2009: The Heroes of the Rail Tour are $18 plus tax for ages two and up.

Tickets are on sale now by calling toll-free 866-468-7630 or logging onto www.ticketweb.com/thomas. For more information and directions, contact the Conway Scenic Railroad at 356-5251 or www.conwayscenic.com.

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