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Wednesday, 5 March 2014

Animatronic Thomas plays out to Day Out with Thomas

A new version of Thomas the Tank Engine is currently playing out to Day Out with Thomas events in the US.

A few replicas on show now sport strong resemblances to the incumbent's TV series counterpart, interacting more with fans.
In an Instagram video filmed at the Gold Coast Railroad Museum in Florida, USA, a replica of Thomas is seen talking.

It's now animatronic face, with specially recorded soundbites from Martin T. Sherman, reflects Hit Entertainment's pledge, initially for UK Day Out with Thomas events,to be line with the CGI series.

Hit Entertainment has implemented these significant changes to our Day Out With Thomas events to create an even greater immersive experience for Thomas & Friends fans of all ages, said Group Director David King.

Thanks to Hawk01 for the alert.


  1. Can't decided whether or not that's more or less freaky than the original one. But it definitely still feels like Thomas.

  2. I have to admit that the new animatronic face truly helps bring Thomas to life. I wonder if they'll do this to the steam-powered Thomas as well.