March 4, 2014

Our Day Out With Thomas - Thrill of the Ride Tour 2014

This past weekend we had the opportunity to re-experience a Day Out With Thomas Thrill of the Ride Tour 2014 at the Gold Coast Railroad Museum in Miami next to Zoo Miami. The Day Out With Thomas - The Thrill of the Ride Tour 2014 will also be in Miami on March 8-9, 2014.

We thoroughly enjoyed our experience last year and this year was even more fun. We arrived just in time to visit with Sir Topham Hatt. Our little character lover was a little timid again this year but she did agree to say hi with daddy. After her picture with Sir Topham Hatt Mia got a stamp on her scavenger hunt coloring sheet to redeem later for a prize.

We headed next to hear story telling and a Thomas the Tank engine video inside of one of the historic train cars. After hearing a story Mia received her second stamp on the scavenger hunt coloring sheet.


There were lots of delicious food vendors just like last year. Buddy Fruits was even giving away free samples. We bought a delicious lemonade and headed to the temporary tattoo booth and at Mia's request we all got a Thomas & Friends tattoo. There was also a face painting booth. Mia isn't a fan of having her face painted but she was excited to have her hand and arm done.

It was time to get in line for our ride. Mia was jumping up and down as he pulled into the station. There was a big surprise as Thomas pulled in, it was an all new Thomas this year. It was a fun ride and we enjoyed it as much as we did last year. Music played as we took out 25 minute ride aboard the train being pulled by Thomas.

There were so many things to do besides the train ride. There was a children's play area sponsored by MegaBloks. The gift shop contained everything Thomas and Friends you can imagine all in ONE place! There were bounce houses, lots of photo opportunities, a mini golf course and even a Strider balance bike obstacle course. Miami Metro Zoo had an Animal Exhibit. The live music was perfect entertainment for having lunch in the shade or at one of the many picnic tables. There were multiple food vendors serving everything from pizza to snow cones. Mia also received her prize for completing her scavenger hunt a Thomas & Friends Mega Bloks toy for completing her scavenger hunt.

Thomas the Tank Engine rides depart every 45 minutes, rain or shine. The event is open from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm each day of the event. Tickets for the Day Out With Thomas Thrill of the Ride Tour 2014 At The Gold Coast Railroad Museum are $20.00 for ages two and up and can be purchased in advance. We hope to see you there!

For more information and directions, contact the Gold Coast Railroad Museum at 305-253-0063 or For general information about the tour or to find a Day Out With Thomas: The Thrill of the Ride Tour 2014 event near you, visit

Disclosure: The Savvy and Sassy family received complimentary tickets for the purpose purpose of writing a review, no monetary compensation will be/was received. Any opinions expressed are based solely on our family’s experience. Thank you for allowing the Savvy and Sassy family to experience and review the Day Out With Thomas Thrill of the Ride Tour 2014.


Over the past five decades, in close cooperation with the Miami Dade County Parks Department, the Gold Coast Railroad Museum has grown into a remarkable historic train and industrial arts collection as well as a popular children’s venue. The Museum offers train rides on historic rail equipment and is open seven days a week to the public (10am to 4pm Monday through Friday and 11am to 4pm Saturday and Sunday). The Museum is not just a collection of trains. It is about families, community, schools and the joy of learning in a historic environment. On its fifty acres of historic property, the Museum provides train rides and hosts increasing numbers of guided school field trips, lectures, bus tours, birthday parties, weddings, receptions, business and corporate meetings, film shoots and special events that bring the history of trains to life. 

About Thomas & Friends™

Thomas the Tank Engine was created by a father for his son nearly 70 years ago and today is enjoyed by families in more than 185 territories and in 30 languages. The #1 blue engine and his friends invite children to enter a world of imagination through the tracks of a train and the words of a story. Children embark on adventures with their engine friends while experiencing timeless life lessons of discovery, friendship and cooperation. Thomas & Friends makes tracks to great destinations on PBS KIDS®, Sprout® and with downloadable episodes available through iTunes. For more information about the world of Thomas the Tank Engine and his friends, please visit Follow Thomas on Facebook at and Twitter @TrueBlueEngine.

About HIT Entertainment 

HIT Entertainment is one of the world's leading preschool entertainment companies, specializing in building powerful brands based on engaging stories. HIT Entertainment’s world-class portfolio includes  Thomas & Friends®, Mike the Knight™, Fireman Sam®, Bob the Builder, Barney®, Angelina Ballerina®, Pingu® and Rainbow Magic®.

HIT Entertainment excels at creating and building globally successful brands which capture the hearts and imaginations of preschoolers and their families. This is achieved through exceptional storytelling in multiple formats, enhanced by creating high quality character-based products and experiences with best-in-class partners. HIT Entertainment’s lines of business span television and home entertainment production, content distribution, digital media, publishing, consumer products and live events and attractions. HIT Entertainment, a subsidiary of Mattel, Inc., has operations in the UK, US, Canada, Hong Kong and Japan. For more information visit


  1. Oh wow! How much fun. We have always wanted to do this. Thomas will always have a place in our hearts.

  2. That looks like so much fun!! There certainly is a lot to do there and your little girl looked like she was having a blast. If I lived closer the New York I would borrow some kids and go there!!

  3. We did this in Perris California and it was a lot of fun! Can't believe they made it all the way to the other side of the country in such a short time! I never saw so many little boys in one place, that's for sure!

  4. How fun for a kid to see a show's character come to live right in front of them!


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