Thomas & Friends: Powerful Pistons Christmas Edition @ The School, Jaya One

Thursday, December 10, 2015 0 Comments A+ a-



This festive season Mattel Malaysia in collaboration with The School by Jaya One will be organizing the Official Thomas & Friends: Powerful Pistons Christmas Edition. It will be a fun-filled celebration commencing from 27 November – 31 December 2015.

A wonderful adventure of activities have been planned out which include the popular Thomas Bouncy Castle, Weekly colouring contests, cozy story-telling sessions,  Kids play zone (6 stations),Cinema/video playing area and free popcorn!

ABOUT THOMAS AND FRIENDS:
Thomas and Friends were characters created by Reverend Wilbert Awdry in 1945 with his son Christopher to help entertain Christopher while he was recovering from measles.

In 1945, Awdry wrote the first book of “Railway Series”, entitled “The Three Railway Engines”. Within a few months, 45,000 copies were sold!


During a visit to the Isle of Man, Awdry discovered the official title of the Bishop of the Isle of Man was “Lord Bishop of Sodor and Man”. He then decided upon the name “Sodor” to be a suitable location for his stories, which lies between the Isle of Man in the Irish Sea.

Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends, the animated series for preschoolers made its official broadcast debut on 4th September 1984, which enjoyed instant success, attracting an audience of 8.5 million children and adults.

A very special passenger hops aboard as former Beatles member, Ringo Starr, joins the Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends television series as a storyteller for 52 episodes!

About Thomas:
Thomas is the No.1 blue engine with a cheeky little nature. He tends to get himself into scrapes usually by being overeager to do things best left for bigger and more sensible engines. As clouds never last long in Thomas’ world, he’s soon seen bustling about again, playing his part in the yard and on his very own branch line. Thomas works hard and he always strives to be a “Really Useful Engine”. 

Thomas is a real friend for kids. Inspired by his adventures in episodes or books, children then live out their own Thomas stories through imaginative train play. As a result, children begin to understand important life lessons about problem solving and their emotions. Through their friendship with Thomas, physical, cognitive and social growth may be witnessed. 
We reached early with the kids and they are extremely excited when I told them we are going to a new place of playground. Park our car conveniently at the Family Parking (that's why I prefer coming here to Jaya One) and go up to Ground Floor. We are welcome by the stunning Thomas and Train ticketing counter and the huge Inflatable Bouncer Thomas Castle!
Ticketing Counter designed for the kids to experience to buy the ticket and to walk along the track.

RM 15 per child with full access to Thomas Bouncy Castle, Kids Play Zone, Cinema/video playing area & Storytelling session. The fee includes a free entry for one (1) parents with an additional RM 5 per parent/guardian.

Upon payment, the child will be given a pass that is valid for one (1) day. The validity date will be shown on the pass. 

Come! Let's Check out what's inside


There will be bicycles available for the Thomas & Friends Bicycle Ride with a RM 5 fee per child. The duration for the bicycle ride is for 60 minutes (one hour) only. Additional fee of 
RM 5 will be imposed should the child exceed the duration. In the event that all bicycles are rented out, the next child will be placed on a waiting list. 

The kids want to take a ride on the bicycle first before entering the playarea
Gigantic Thomas Bouncy Castle



Having fun inside and making new friends there. Inflatable playground that every kids excitedly jumping!

Safe covered area with 6 activities area arranged for the kids to have fun and to explore themselves. The only way out is at the main entrance where the staff will supervise them and ensure the kids are with the parents when they exit.
Some of the games and toys that the kids can choose to play with a clear instruction provided on the table. Both parents and kids can have fun together playing the games
Hot wheels car section for the boys
Story telling session with a group of kids
 FREE POPCORN
Receive one (1) free popcorn when you show the ticketing counter that you have ‘LIKE’ The School’s Facebook Page. This is available during weekend only. Adults and kids both can enjoy the hot fresh popcorn while watching the Thomas and Friends movie.


Sitting comfortably on the bean bag, relaxing moment with the kids to enjoy the movie together. There will be an exclusive preview screening of Thomas and Friends: Adventure Begins movie. We will be the first to enjoy and watch this movie, as the video release will only be in 2016. There are no screening times as the movie will be on loop the entire day.

Let's make some ice cream for papa using the Barbie playdoh set
Stacking the colourful blocks while munching on the crispy popcorn
Enjoying his ride

Yeah!! Cheh Cheh bring me for a ride
Fun Kid's Adventure hopping from one station to another. My kids are playing with the limited edition Thomas and Friends toys. Good educational and learning toys for them to explore their creativity while having fun. 


Hop on board the beautiful train track.
For kids age 4 and above, they can join in the colouring contest to keep them occupied with activities.

Activities itinerary:
  • .         3 Storytelling sessions on Wednesday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday (11.30am,  2.30pm,  4.30pm)
  • ·         Colouring contests on Saturday at 12pm
  • ·         Steam Engine by Science Bridge every Sunday from 11am-1pm*
  • ·         Christmas Caroling on 12-13, 19-20 December at 2pm

 *Experiments for kids, which include:
1. Electric Maglev Train – Make a tiny electric maglev train
2. Yummy Trains – Use food art to create a train on a dish
3. Fun with Steam – Check out the power of steam

Do check our their FB page / The School Website for any updates and changes on the schedule.
Walking along the gifts sections with lots of Thomas and Friends products - school bags, cups, caps, mugs, soft toys, stationery and lots more

An area for exclusive Mattel Thomas & Friends merchandise will be available for purchase with limited edition Thomas & Friends toys & figurines. Making it the perfect time for parents to purchase Thomas & Friends Christmas presents for their kids. 
My son want to grab one of those train




Colourful educational Toys for the kids
Lovely merchandise
Happy boy makes a happy mum. Glad that he have fun with his two sisters together

Parents will stand a chance to win a premium Thomas & Friends Train set worth RM 200 in the weekly lucky draw with every ticket purchased. Also, weekend stays with Dorsett Grand when you share a photo & your experience with Thomas & Friends on our Facebook page atfacebook.com/theschool.my with the hashtag #ThomasandFriendsMY


FACEBOOK GIVEAWAY:
Special thanks to Dorsett Grand for sponsoring the prizes.

Giveaway Mechanics:
·         1) Share a photo of your experience at the Thomas & Friends event on The School's FB             page (www.facebook.com/theschool.my/) with the hashtag #ThomasandFriendsMY
·         2) Winners will be selected at random
·         3) Increase your chances by sharing more than 1 photo
·         4) Contest runs 29th Nov - 22nd Dec 2015, ends 6pm
·         5) Winners announced on The School's FB page on 22nd Dec 2015, 9pm
·            (Prize collection on 26th Dec 2015, 2pm at The School, Jaya One)

Prizes:
·         1) Dorsett Grand Labuan - 2 days 1 night, weekend stay in a deluxe room + Buffet                    Breakfast & Dinner for 2
·          2) Dorsett Grand Subang - 2 days 1 night weekend stay in a deluxe room + Buffet                     Brekfast & Dinner (Terazza Brasserie) for 2
·          3) Dorsett Grand Putrajaya - 2 days 1 night weekend stay in a deluxe room + Buffet                   Breakfast & Buffet Dinner for 2

So join in the fun with your adorable kids and have a fun filled weekend with the activities line up. Bonding time with the kids with laughter and joy is the most precious moments.