Thomas the Train in Grapevine 2011

It is almost time again for the annual Thomas the Train weekends in Grapevine, Texas.  This really has become a top five event for the City of Grapevine each year in terms of excitement and entertainment.  This event is perfect for kids of all ages to come out and see and ride on Thomas the Train.

When:  March 25, 26, 27 and April 1, 2, 3

Where:  Downtown Grapevine, Texas at the Grapevine Vintage Railroad at 705 Main St.

How Much:  Tickets to Ride the train are $18 each (ages 2 and up) plus service fees which are about $2.60 per ticket (see comments below the article) if you purchase online or phone through TicketWeb.

Update:  Please be aware of traffic issues related to the DFW Connector on the opening weekend March 25th to March 27th.

Tickets can be purchased online through TicketWeb or by calling toll free 866-468-7630.

Trains depart each day 9:00am, 9:45am, 10:30am, 11:15am, 12:00pm, 12:45pm, 1:30pm, 2:15pm, 3:00pm, 3:45pm, 4:30pm, and 5:15pm.   The train ride lasts approximately 25 minutes.

Other activities include storytelling, a viewing station for Thomas & Friends videos, temporary tattoos, and an Imagination Station.  There will be carnival like food and drinks available for purchase.

There is plenty of parking and plenty of things to do for families even if you do not want to ride the train.  Come to downtown Grapevine for a day of fun and photo opportunities with Thomas the Train.

Stay tuned for our Day Out With Thomas the Train tips and tricks article which will be coming soon.


  1. dOES thOMAS’S MOVE WHEN HE TALKS? fOR $18 can i get thomas’s signatured t-shirt?

    • I’m not sure I have the answer to either of those questions. If I had to guess, I would say the answer is ‘no’ to both.

      Thanks for your question.

  2. Don’t forget to mention that with the service fees tacked on by ticketweb (phone or web purchases) it is actually 21.65/ ticket not 18.00 Plus another 10 if you want them mailed to you in time for the event.

    • Ouch. I’m not sure I want to do the math on that. But I will… that’s a 20% fee/surcharge on every ticket purchased. Plus the gouging of $10 to be mailed?

      Makes my stomach turn a little bit. I guess I could do the math on how much ticketweb makes off of these three day weekends. It might be worth its own article.

      Thanks for the information Michelle.