Our family had so much fun in Duluth this weekend at the North Shore Scenic Railroad’s Day Out with Thomas™: The Thrill of the Ride Tour 2014!
Thomas the Train is visiting Duluth the first two weekends in August – that means you still have time to go! The Thrill of the Ride Tour continues this weekend, August 8 – 10 and if you can go, we highly recommend it!
We had a reservation for the 2:00 train ride (train rides are every hour 9:00 – 4:00), but decided to arrive around 10:00 for the activities taking place all day. Though the website says “the average guest for 2-3 hours depending on how much fun you want to have!” we were there over 5 hours and still didn’t get to see everything!
There was SO much to do. Outside there was live music, concessions (hot dogs, hamburgers, kids’ meals, smoothies, etc), bouncy houses and slides, face painting, imagination stations with interactive activity tables, bubble machines, and even a bubble foam play area where kids took their shoes off and played with foamy bubbles! And of course, between train rides, Thomas the Train was there for pictures! Staff photographers took posed pictures of kids on alternating sides of Thomas (while parents like me took their own!). The photos that the staff took could be purchased inside.
We really liked that for the first time this year, Thomas the Train talks! His mouth and eyes moved and he kindly thanked everyone for being there. Our kids were so excited about that.
Read the rest of my review and see more pictures here at ThriftyMinnesota.com!
(Disclosure: We received complimentary tickets to facilitate this review. All opinions are 100% ours!)