Day out with Thomas

Posted on: Tue, 03/27/2007 - 3:32am
momofmatthew's picture
Joined: 09/06/2005 - 09:00

Hey, anyone out there go the the Day out with Thomas in Strasburg, PA. We're taking my kids this June and wanted to find out about the food served there and they basically told us they don't know what ingredients are used in the food and we should bring our own.

Anyone else out there dealt with them. Interested to hear feedback.


Posted on: Tue, 03/27/2007 - 4:24am
leers's picture
Joined: 07/09/2001 - 09:00

We went to the one about 5 years ago in Union Illinios. It was awesome. There was a campground maybe 10 mins away. Thomas was at a Train Museum so after riding Thomas we went and rode a lot of other older trains and street cars. We brought our own lunch and we were there from 10am till it closed at 5pm. What an awesome trip that was......
I will just bring as much food of your own as you can.

Posted on: Tue, 03/27/2007 - 4:25am
2BusyBoys's picture
Joined: 09/03/2004 - 09:00

My DH took the kids last year in MN. We always bring food for ds anyway so we didn't ask about what food was offered. DS previously had a contact reaction on a different train ride so DH made sure to wipe DS's hands frequently & kept a very close eye on him.
They had a great time and DS was reaction free.
Mom to:
D (5) NKA
Z (4) Peanut, Milk, Egg, etc...

Posted on: Tue, 03/27/2007 - 4:33am
luvmyboys's picture
Joined: 05/25/2006 - 09:00

We went 2x in OH. It was set up fair style with food vendors outdoors. We brought our own food and had no problems.

Posted on: Tue, 03/27/2007 - 5:26am
turtle's picture
Joined: 12/10/2004 - 09:00

I have been to Thomas at Edaville Railroad in Carver Massachusetts. We brought our own food and they were fine with that. I am sure you will LOVE it. My son still talks about it a few years later. It is cool.

Posted on: Tue, 03/27/2007 - 10:15am
pitterpat's picture
Joined: 02/04/2006 - 09:00

From what I could tell, the "Thomas" is just like a traveling show that local train people rent. Each event seems to be dependent upon what the local people wanted to do with it. We took our girls 2 years ago and my cousin took her son the same year, but a few months earlier. We went to Chattanooga, TN and they went to Dillsboro, NC. We had completely different experiences other than Thomas and his traveling store.
Ours had 1 food vendor selling chips and hotdogs plus a petting zoo with feeding animals. The way it was set up, no one would have cared if we brought our own food. It would have been a complete non-issue as it was all outside and kind of a free-for-all with tickets only taken to get on the actual Thomas.
Have fun. We had a blast and took 1000 pictures!

Posted on: Wed, 03/28/2007 - 2:35am
ConcernedDa's picture
Joined: 09/15/2006 - 09:00

We went to the one in PA last year. We stayed at the Willow Valley hotel and conference center and did not have an issue eating dinner there. The Day with Thomas is setup fair style with different food vendors and you can eat under a big tent. Typical fair like Hamburgers, hotdogs, chicken. I did not see them selling any PB&J sandwiches. My DS had a hot dog with no issue. It would be easy (and cheaper) to pack a lunch and leave it in a cooler in the car and tail-gate when you wanted lunch.

Posted on: Thu, 03/29/2007 - 3:23am
momofmatthew's picture
Joined: 09/06/2005 - 09:00

Thanks for all your responses. My kids can't wait to go. I'll just pack extra food in a cooler for them.

Posted on: Thu, 03/29/2007 - 5:56am
MimiM's picture
Joined: 10/10/2003 - 09:00

We went last year too and I think we got hot dogs and FF. I don't remember anything obvious as having any obvious nuts at the food stand. Anyway, we didn't have any problems. Have a great time!

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