Thomas Town at Kennywood

The saying goes "planes, trains, trucks, and toys, there's nothing quite like little boys", and my life has been inundated with trucks and trains since becoming a boy mom. The train obsession took off so quickly that Neil and I don't even know where it came from. And so, we found ourselves at Kennywood Park in Pennsylvania for a surprise visit to Thomas town last week while in Pittsburgh.  Thomas Town opened in 2018 and is the second largest permanent Thomas attraction in North America.  Kennywood itself opened in 1898 and has some of the oldest still operating rides on the continent.
During the fall Kennywood offers a Happy Hauntings discounted ticket. For four hours families can come in to celebrate the fall season with hay rides, mazes, trick or treating, and photo opportunities. We caught the Thomas show which played three times in the short time we were there, rode several rides, and did their trick or treat trail. There is obviously Thomas, who pulls riders on his train around billboards from all over the world,  Cranky's drop tower, Harold's Helicopter Tour, Flynn's Fire Training (you're gonna get wet but such a cool thing for kids!), and Diesel Drivers. There is also a pretty awesome gift shop and an indoor play area.
Outside of Thomas Town is a large kids' area that we didn't even get to explore. There are several rides outside of that which kids can ride too. Bubbie and I were able to talk Neil and my cousin Bernadette into taking the kids so that we could ride the Jack Rabbit, a wooden coaster built in 1920. I ventured over to the Steel Curtain, which Steelers fans should check out. Thomas Town was sweet. We paid $15.00 per adult for our four hours and the boys were free. Parking was free. You can bring snacks and bottled water into the park. The lines were short. The weather was perfect, and we couldn't have asked for a better day!