Thomas and Friends Grant a Wish
Day Out with Thomas: Big Adventures Tour 2018™ was a huge success this year at Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad! Families came out May 19-20 and 25-27 to enjoy a day with Thomas and Friends! There was magic in the air as a TV and book character was brought to life. Families were able to take pictures with Thomas the Train and go on a 30-minute train ride through the Cuyahoga Valley National Park, as well as meet Sir Topham Hatt, watch the model trains, and play with toys in the Imagination Station.
Friday, May 25 was particularly special as a Make-A-Wish child, Jordan attended Day Out with Thomas™ as his wish. 8-year-old Jordan is battling Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, a genetic disorder characterized by progressive muscle degeneration and weakness. His heartfelt wish was to meet Thomas the Train and Friends.
Jordan and his family arrived at Day Out with Thomas in a limo and were shown around the site by CVSR and Make-A-Wish staff. Before boarding the 10:30 a.m. train, he stopped for a photo-op with the one and only Sir Topham Hatt! After enjoying the train ride, Jordan had the exciting opportunity to blow the train’s whistle! The rest of his day was spent playing in the Imagination Station, watching a magic show, and viewing the model trains. With a smile on his face Jordan was given a goodie bag filled with Thomas the Train merchandise and headed on his way to lunch with his family! Thomas made Jordan’s wish come true!
Thank you to CVSR staff, Make-A-Wish staff, Peninsula police officers and all the volunteers who helped make this event fun and exciting for families and their little ones. Thomas and Friends are off on another big adventure! Until next year Thomas!
Special arrangements were made for this guest through The Make-A-Wish® Foundation, Mattel, and Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad. Some experiences depicted are not available to the general public at Day Out With Thomas™ events.