Smarties, if you haven’t taken your child on a ride aboard Thomas the Tank, this is a total must!!! My best friend used to drive up from Atlanta to take her son, and here we have it just a short 45 minutes up I-85 from Charlotte! And it’s more than just the train ride too – a full slate of activities! My boys were entertained for ages just playing with the toy trains (see photo.) So if you’ve already been there’s always something more to do! – Smarty Carroll
Get ready for a full day of fun! Thomas the Tank Engine, and his friend Percy are rolling into Spencer, N.C. this weekend (Sept. 23-25) and next (Sept. 30 – Oct. 2) for a day of BIG dreams and even BIGGER smiles. Jump on board Thomas or Percy* for an interactive train ride, pick up your Dream Pass, and head to the Play Pod or say Hello to Sir Topham Hatt. For the little engineers who want more excitement, check out the Dream Big Corner for photos ops, lawn games & more. And don’t forget to head to the gift shop for toys and swag!
The event at the N.C. Transportation Museum includes Thomas and Percy train rides, pictures with Sir Topham Hatt, hay bale maze, tattoos, balloon artist, photo ops, character inflatables, giant lawn games, music show, model train layouts, food vendors, picnic shelters, a large gift shop, plus three exhibit buildings featuring North Carolina’s transportation history with rail cars, antique automobiles, and a Wright Brothers flyer replica.
Tickets for this weekend are sold out Saturday morning and midday but still remain throughout the day Friday, on Saturday afternoon and throughout the day Sunday. Click here for schedule and tickets!
Breakfast with Sir Topham Hatt
Start your day out with a pancake breakfast (pancakes, sausage, a fruit cup and juice) onboard a stationary train car. For $12 per person (plus tax and ticket fee) you will get breakfast and a chance to meet and get your picture taken with Sir Topham Hatt, the Controller of the Railway (picture sold separately). Everyone must have a ticket to board the breakfast train cars. Seating is limited.
For questions regarding tickets contact the call center at: 1-866-468-7630. Hours are 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. EST/7 days a week. Or email the museum at firstname.lastname@example.org.