Look who’s rolling into town! (Well, the village actually.)
Thomas the Tank Engine is making his annual visit to Greenfield Village for three weekends, beginning April 28. And anyone who has ever spent a day out with that Really Useful Engine knows it’s a great way to make some wonderful family memories.
Thomas will be rolling along the track at Greenfield Village April 28-29, and May 5-6 and 12-13.
Advance tickets are on sale and recommended – since the event often sells out.
Tickets are sold for timed rides that depart from the Smiths Creek Depot and take passengers for a trip around the village.
A ticket for a Day Out With Thomas includes the train ride with Thomas the Tank Engine and some other fun Thomas & Friends entertainment including music, storytelling and video viewing, temporary tattoos of Island of Sodor friends, and an imagination station with arts, crafts and more. Guests will also have the opportunity to meet Sir Topham Hatt, the controller of the railway on the Island of Sodor.
You can purchase tickets online and through The Henry Ford call center at 313-982-6001. Tickets are required for guests ages one and up.
An admission ticket to the village is required along with Thomas ride tickets. There is no charge for village admission for members of The Henry Ford.
Tickets for a Day Out With Thomas for members who are one year and older are $11.75 per person.
Non-member tickets – which include the price of admission to Greenfield Village are
- Seniors (62 and up) $33.75
- adults (13-61) $35.75
- youth (5-13) $29.25
- child (1-4) $11.75.
- infants under one year are free
- Purchase tickets in advance (all tickets purchased two weeks before the scheduled date will be mailed. Tickets purchased closer to the event may be picked up at the Will Call window outside the village.)
- Arrive in plenty of time. Ticket holders should get in line 15-minutes prior to their ticketed departure. Keep in mind that the Smith Creeks Depot is about a 20-minute walk from the village gates. Leave time for parking, walking and picking up tickets if you need to.
- Dress for the weather. Although it’s unlikely, Thomas drove through a snowy village during a past visit.