A Day Out With Thomas Is coming to your Town!

Day Out With Thomas

Thomas the Tank Engine Welcomes You Aboard

Are your children huge fans of Thomas the Tank Engine? Here’s the chance for you to arrange a face-to-face meeting for them! “Day Out With Thomas”, brought to you by HIT Entertainment, allows kids and their families to spend an entire day with their favorite character and his friends to know exciting stuff about railways, engines, railroading, and much more.

Ready for an exhilarating journey with Thomas?

Day Out With Thomas is an ideal family event, as it is equally enjoyable for both kids and adults to ride with classic storybook friend Thomas the Tank Engine. You will come across people from all age groups having the time of their lives while railroading! The character is based on The Railway Series, which is a collection of stories penned by a loving father who wanted to share his passion for trains with his son. Thomas & Friends not only boost knowledge, but impart useful life lessons too.

What can you expect from A Day Out with Thomas?

Touted as America’s favorite little blue engine, Thomas is here to welcome you with his faithful pal Percy. The event not only includes a thrilling train ride with Thomas spanning 20 minutes, but a plethora of fun activities such as Pufferbelly Rides, Video Viewing, Thomas iPod and Imagination Station, Temporary Tattooing, Photo ops with Sir Topham Hatt (Chairman of the Railway on the Island of Sodor), Percy and Thomas, Wooden Play Tables, Storytelling, and much more. You can take your pick from the lovely Thomas merchandise from our gift shop to take back as souvenirs from this memorable event. Riding a real steam engine and meeting the Fat Controller are a couple of highlights you will definitely not want to miss!

Points to remember

To make the most of this day, please arrive at an hour before the scheduled departure. In case you have opted for afternoon trains, make sure you have time to accommodate additional activities. There are ample food options for your family, so that is one more item off your list. A large portion of the activities are held under large tents, which is why A Day Out With Thomas will not be cancelled due to rain or snow.

 

The ticket price is inclusive of the train ride and subsequent entertainment. Since this event is extremely popular, it is advisable to purchase in advance to avoid disappointment, especially if you plan to attend in large groups.  Find out if Thomas and Percy are making a stop near you!

 

 

Terry Fator | The Terry Fator Theatre @Mirage Hotel Casino (Las Vegas)

Talent Comes in Many Forms…

“America’s Got Talent” has never been the same since Terry Fator won the competition in 2007 with his feat involving puppets. His win opened up new doors and opportunities for budding performers and gave a fresh lease to the industry of puppetry, which was slowly sinking into oblivion. Many have labeled his performance to be a “marriage made in Sesame Street heaven” as he has succeeded in putting the “fun” back in puppetry!

How does he do it?
Who would have thought about a popular puppet show in Vegas? Terry Fator did, and needless to say, he has done it brilliantly. He performs at The Mirage Hotel and Casino here, and has created a world-class act, which is extremely popular – people travel from far and wide to watch his shows. Although his claim to fame was by drawing inspiration from Sesame Street, his show isn’t an ordinary “puppet show”. He infuses a healthy mix of comedy in it, and combined with his impeccable comic timing and excellent impressionist skills, he gets everyone hooked to his 90-minute performance!

What does the show entail?
Due to the intensity of his shows, there is no warm-up routine involved.  The show takes off with Fator and Winston, the Impersonating Turtle, who demonstrates his musical prowess while sharing his fondness for the exclusive Turtle Ranch, which is a running gag during the show. Next is the cowboy-themed puppet – Walter T. Airedale, who cracks jokes and even takes a dig at Fator asking him why he can’t talk when the latter is laughing! Other puppets during the act includes Maynard Thompkins, Wrex the Crash Test Dummy and Vickie the Cougar.

The truly incredible aspect is that Fator is never seen opening his mouth more than half an inch during songs unless he is breathing or singing a something himself. That is why, he is often deemed as the most talented singer on the Strip due to his unique ability of communicating through puppets and comedic situations that have the audience in stitches throughout the performance! The booking is usually choc-a-block, which is why you should get tickets well in advance.  See Dates & Get Tickets Here: Terry Fator

 

Events Near You

Things To Do Near Me (Kansas)

The Best Ways to Spend Time in Kansas

Vacationing in Kansas? It is immensely thrilling to explore the city that has so much to offer in terms of recreation! And what better way to start that scan the top shopping spots, so that you can indulge in some good ol’ retail therapy during the weekend?

If you’re looking for for live events, such as concerts, art, comedy, music, theater, etc.. check out our local events calendar. But if you’re looking for other date ideas, or fun things to do near you, check out some of these awesome area attractions.

The Crown Center

This is not just any shopping mall – it is touted to be a city within a city because of the entertainment factor. You can find many big brands here along with locally owned shops, the Crayola Store, and the international headquarters of Hallmark Cards. The only four-star restaurant in Kansas City stands among these stores and you can get a simple coffee drink and pastry, or burgers delivered to your table by a tiny train. If you want more options, then this place houses three theaters, a cinema, an outdoor ice terrace, the Sea Life Aquarium, Legoland Discovery Center, and some of the most beautiful fountains in a city well-known for them.

Lidia’s

Chandeliers sparkling from above, a big fireplace in a dimly lit dining room sums up this place. Be it the foot, ambience, or service, Lidia’s never goes wrong. The braised wild boar ravioli and the pasta trio are must haves here.

Piropos

Even though the location of this Argentinean restaurant has changed from Parkville to Briarcliff Village, the romantic ambience remains. Spectacular views overlooking the city and high ceilings serve as the perfect backdrop while you eat the yummy, which is filet in brandy crème sauce. The service is excellent and you will have one helluva evening here!

Boulevard Brewing Company

Kansas City residents are a little bit prideful about the Boulevard Brewing Company, and they have good reason to be. Among their many beers, this brewer offers its fans everything from unfiltered wheat to pale ale to pilsner. It even has the new ZON Belgian-style Witbier. A guided tour of the brewery includes a short video of how the beer is made, a history of the Boulevard Brewing Company, a walk-through and also some samples.

Worlds of Fun

Worlds of Fun & Oceans of Fun – one park, one price, twice the thrills, where guests enjoy all of the rides and slides sprawled over 235 acres.. Worlds of Fun amusement park features over 100 family rides, thrill rides, waterslides, shows, and attractions including seven world-class roller coasters.

Don’t you feel like rushing over here with near and dear ones to find out what adventure lies ahead? Book your tickets to this fascinating place right now!

KidLitCon 2015 | The Hyatt Place (Baltimore)

The KidLitCon 2015 is Here!

We come across so many gatherings, seminars, and conferences when it comes to book launches and promotions for adults, but the scope for children’s books is severely limited. People are gradually warming to the idea, but more needs to be done. KidLitCon strives to make a difference by hosting a meet comprising bloggers who talk about kids’ and young adult books with numerous librarians, authors, teachers, parents, booksellers, publishers, and readers joining in.

What is KidLitCon?

This event deals exclusively with books of a particular genre. The attendees, despite loving children’s’ books, are also heavily involved in promoting the right books for young minds. Common topics of discussion might include the dynamic between publishers and bloggers, pros and cons of penning critical reviews, and combating blogger burnout. It is a fantastic platform to network with like-minded indviduals who share their love for children’s literature.

What can you expect this year?

According to a notice sent to publishers, the focus this year will be on the criteria of a good children’s book, professional blogging tips, career development sessions, celebrating authors and illustrators who are attendees, and talk to judges involved in different award programs. Keeping in line with the theme of 2014, diversity will occupy a significant portion of the conference. Sheila Ruth and Paula Willey of Wands and Worlds and unadulterated.us respectively, are the co-organizers for 2015. Even though the main events are on Saturday, some sessions will be conducted on Friday too, and since the dates clash with Columbus Day weekend, a tour day is being planned on Sunday for those who can stay back. It is a great opportunity to visit this wonderful city and check out historic landmarks, including some that will pique your literary interest. The Cybil Awards are also turning a decade old, so there might be some sort of celebration for that as well.

The Hyatt Place Baltimore Inner Harbor has garnered a lot of praise as a top-class hotel with amazing facilities. The Kidlitcon 2015 is being held there because of amenities like built-in AV in meeting rooms, spacious guest rooms with ample scope for sharing, Wi-Fi, and so on. The prices are quite reasonable and if you are lucky, you might get a significant discount too!

So what are you waiting for? Reserve your spots today!