*I am an Edaville blogger. I have received tickets in exchange for this post. As always, all opinions are my own!*
I have some great news for all of you Thomas the Tank Engine lovers!!
Thomas the Tank Engine®, and his friends will come to life next year with the opening of the Thomas Land theme park within Edaville USA!!!
Slated to open in early summer 2015, Thomas Land will be the largest permanent Thomas & Friends® attraction in North America! The official ground breaking with be in early July!
As we approach Thomas & Friends’ anniversary in 2015, Thomas Land is Thomas’ next great destination and a testimony to Thomas the 70th Tank Engine’s enduring popularity. We’re thrilled to partner with Edaville USA to open this new family attraction that Thomas fans have been waiting for. With its emphasis on a quality family experience, and given our long time partnership through the Day Out With Thomas tour, Edaville is the perfect partner for Thomas Land. -Sid Mathur, Vice President, The Americas, HIT Entertainment
Set in a lush New England landscape, the new Thomas Land will cover 11.5 acres and boasts 14 rides based on Thomas & Friends and the Island of Sodor. Attractions at Thomas Land will feature a 20-minute long, scenic train ride on a life-sized Thomas the Tank Engine, and theme park favorites including a roller coaster, drop tower, Ferris wheel, soft-play area and much more.
All of the rides and attractions will feature beloved characters such as Thomas, Diesel, Toby, Cranky the Crane, Harold the Helicopter, and more favorites. Guests can visit familiar destinations around the Island of Sodor like Tidmouth Sheds, Knapford Station, and Brendam Docks. Sir Topham Hatt, Controller of the Railway on the Island of Sodor, will be on site to greet and take photos with guests.
“Edaville USA has been a family friendly destination for Thomas fans for more than 13 years as a host railroad for the popular Day Out With Thomas tour. Since Day Out With Thomas first came to Edaville, we’ve always envisioned opening a larger Thomas theme park. Thomas Land will be a one of a kind Thomas experience, and we’re looking forward to bringing the magic of the Island of Sodor to life here at Edaville.” -Jon Delli Priscoli, Owner, Edaville, USA
More details will be revealed in the coming months leading up to the park’s grand opening.
About Edaville USA:
Edaville USA is a train-themed family amusement park located in South Carver, Mass. The park features train rides through picturesque cranberry bogs, vintage amusement rides, indoor and outdoor play spaces and new rides! Edaville USA hosts different events throughout the fall and winter, including Pumpkins Aglow and an annual Christmas Festival of lights.