Day Out With Thomas The Train in Grapevine Texas

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Starting today, kids and family’s can enjoy a Day Out with Thomas.  The event includes a 25 minute train ride with Thomas the Tank Engine.  There will also be story telling, an imagination station, and Thomas the Tank Engine videos played.

The event looks like it will be set up like a mini-county fair with corn dog stands and other treats to enjoy.

Tickets are $18 per person and are good for one train ride each.

Trains depart at: 9:00am, 9:50am, 10:40am, 11:30am, 12:20pm, 1:10pm, 2:00pm, 2:50pm, 3:40pm, 4:30pm & 5:20pm.

Event dates are March 5th-7th and 12th-14th.

Located at:  Grapevine Vintage Railroad, 705 S. Main St., Grapevine, TX 76051

There may be some discount ticket information on our Facebook page which was provided by one of our friends.  We have not used this discount, but it is worth noting the information is there if you would like to give it try.

The weather looks great this weekend finally, so this should be a really fun event!

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2 Responses to Day Out With Thomas The Train in Grapevine Texas

  1. Warren March 7, 2010 at 1:23 pm #

    My wife and kids went to this event yesterday. It’s not organized very well and the food prices are rediculous. It was held in a very small space for the amount of people that were there.

    For the thousands of children that were there they had a sandbox about 10′ X 10′. lol.

    You wait in line for a long time to take a picture of your child with Thomas and right before it was our turn the train left for one of the 25 minute rides. They left alot of us just standing there.

    The 25 minute ride isn’t a scenic trip. It’s actually not a trip at all. They just back the train up a few miles then stop and pull back forward to the same place you left. The scenery is just parking lots, the back of buildings, a factory, some garbage in some woods, and the highway. lol. The best part of the “trip” is when a plane flew over. lol.

    For all the people that were there wanting to spend money you would think they would have some ATM machines available. They had one in the gift shop that was out of order. lol. You had to walk a few blocks and find a bank to get to an ATM machine. So if you go TAKE CASH.

    The food prices were crazy too.
    Corn dog-$5.00
    a Coke-$5.00
    a funnel cake-$5.00
    they were making a fortune on crappy carnival food. lol So take your own food and drinks.

    There’s not enough food venders or “attractions” or space to spread so many people out so it was really crowded and long lines for everything.

    We waited for the “amazing puppet show” it was just a guy with a hand puppet. lol

    The model trains were cool but they were in a really small tent with about a 3′ walk area around the table between the table and the wall of the tent. Very tight quarters so only a few people at a time could get in there.

    We still had a good time but spent way more money than it was worth. I know it’s a business but you get the feeling that they’re just trying to soak up as much money as they can and not really interested in wether or not you have a memerable time with thomas.

    Tips– Go on a weekday to avoid such big crowds. Take your own food or drinks or ALOT of money. Take cash. Be ready to stand in line alot. But your Thomas T-shirts and toys at Wal-Mart. lol

    • Joe Thomas March 7, 2010 at 2:01 pm #

      Thanks for the information Warren. I agree with a lot of what you said. You can really enjoy most of the events without paying the $18 for the train ride.

      I went up there early yesterday around 9:00 AM and it was not crowded at all. I would add to your tips by saying if you go on weekend go early!

      It did look like fun. A lot of the kids were dressed up as train engineers. It was really fun (as a dad) to watch this.

      But I think you are right. The train rides are overpriced in my opinion. I did not see the food prices, but those do seem high too.