Thomas the Tank Engine returns for another day

NORTH CREEK All Aboard! Thomas the Tank Engine is set to roll into North Creek for the Day Out With Thomas 2007: All Aboard Tour. The event, which takes place May 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 27, 28, will be hosted by The Upper Hudson River Railroad, at 3 Railroad Place in North Creek. For more than six decades, children have been captivated by the tales of Thomas the Tank Engine. Pulling out of the station for its 12th consecutive ride on the rails, the Day Out With Thomas 2007: All Aboard Tour will visit 45 cities in the United States and Canada. Presented by HIT Entertainment, Day Out With Thomas is the only place for families to take a ride with a 15-ton replica of everybodys 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. Thomas the Tank Engine, star of Thomas & Friends, on PBS KIDS and PBS KIDS SproutSM will be kicking off his Day Out With Thomas 2007: All Aboard Tour in March and is expected to welcome more than 1 million passengers through December. This limited-engagement experience features a variety of Thomas & Friends-themed entertainment for the entire family, including: A 25-minute (approximate) ride with Thomas the Tank Engine The opportunity to meet and take a photo with Sir Topham Hat, Controller of the Railway A Thomas & Friends Imagination Station; featuring stamps, temporary tattoos, hands-on arts and crafts activities and coloring sheets. Storytelling, video viewing and live music 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 the Upper Hudson River Railroad, activities will include: (model railroad display, active working 90 ft. turntable, hay bale maze, interactive clown, moon walk bounce house, live music by Brian Chevalier, bubble station). The approximately 25-minute train ride with Thomas the Tank Engine will depart every sixty minutes, rain or shine, (9 a.m. to 5 p.m.) daily. Tickets for the Day Out With Thomas 2007: All Aboard Tour are $16 for ages two and up. For more information and directions contact the Upper Hudson River Railroad at 251 - 5334 or visit www.uhrr.com.

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