Choo! Choo! A Day Out With Thomas Giveaway!

One lucky reader will win a family 4 pack of tickets for this fantastic family event and Thomas the Train DVD’s!  Read below for event details and giveaway rules.

Thomas the Tank Engine™ chugs into Greenfield Village for 6 days of family fun and entertainment! Ride with Thomas around the village, meet Sir Topham Hatt™, enjoy storytelling, live music, shopping and much, much more.

What is Day Out With Thomas™?
Day Out With Thomas™ is a family event that offers children and their grownups the opportunity to ride with classic storybook friend Thomas the Tank Engine™ at heritage railroads nationwide. Parents, grandparents and siblings join their aspiring engineers in the fun. The Day Out With Thomas experience will engineer miles of smiles for the whole family and introduce a new generation to the timeless excitement of railroading.

Who is Thomas the Tank Engine™?
Since Thomas the Tank Engine™ left the depot more than 60 years ago, this Really Useful Engine and his Island of Sodor friends have chugged their way into the hearts of preschoolers and grownups worldwide. Based on The Railway Series of classic stories authored by a father who loved trains and wanted a shared experience with his son, Thomas & Friends™ is a rite of passage that inspires the imagination while teaching the life lessons of friendship, exploration and cooperation.

What are the appropriate ages for Day Out With Thomas™?
Day Out With Thomas™ is a family event that welcomes passengers of all ages.

Where is the event?
Day Out With Thomas™ takes place in Greenfield Village, part of The Henry Ford. All rides are a roundtrip beginning at Smiths Creek Depot, about ¼ mile from the entrance of Greenfield Village.

When is the event?
The 2010 Day Out With Thomas™ event takes place on Saturdays and Sundays, April 24-25, May 1-2, and May 8-9, 2010.


One lucky winner will receive a four pack of tickets to the show of their choice and Thomas the Train DVD’s.  Winner will be notified via email and will need to respond within 24 hours or a new winner will be chosen.

Entry Requirements

To enter for a chance to win, you are required to do the following one thing:

Tell us why you think Thomas the Train is a good roll model for children.  Leave a comment  below for 1 entry.

For Extra entries:

1.  Tweet about this contest on Twitter.  Multiple tweets count.  Leave a comment after each tweet with tweet url.

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3.  Blog about this contest linking back to this post.  This is worth 5 entries.  Leave 5 separate comments, with the link to your blog post, for this to count as 5 entries.

The Fine Print

No purchase necessary to enter. Winner will be selected randomly through Detroit Mommies, Giftfully Simple and The Digital Mommy writers and contributors are ineligible to participate. Entries that do not follow all of the entry requirements will not be considered. Detroit Mommies is not responsible products shipped from outside vendors or sponsors.  Open to participants in the US and Canada 18 years and older. One entry per person. Contest ends  at 04/22/2010 11:59:59 p.m. EST.

Disclosure: Tickets for A Day Out with Thomas were provided for review.  The opinions expressed in this post are mine and mine alone and are not influenced in any way by anyone.

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Sarah Hirsch says:

Thomas teaches kids to stay on the right track! OK, all puns aside, he tries hard and always aims to be kind and do the right thing. I would love for my kids to do the same. I would also love for them to drive me around like Thomas, but that may have to wait a little longer.

Courtney Lawless

Courtney is the traveling mom! She has 3 girls and is the founder of Detroit Mommies and currently lives in Florida. You can follow her on Twitter @courtneyRVL.

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