Our son came about his Thomas the Tank Engine obsession accidentally but I wonder now if it was inevitable. A neighbor friend lent us a box of hand-me-down wooden trains and the rest was history. Imagine our delight when we discovered that a Thomas Land theme park had opened this past summer in Massachusetts. This fall we took a road trip to check it out and couldn't have been more impressed with the Thomas and Friends amusement park!
We received complimentary tickets to visit Thomas Land in exchange for this post but, as always, all opinions and enthusiasm are completely our own!
Edaville USA expanded their amusement park in August of 2015 to bring the Island of Sodor to life in Thomas Land! From a full sized Thomas the Train ride to themed attractions featuring all of his friends, your little train lovers will be as amazed and enthused as we were about this trip!
Cranky the Crane towers over Thomas Land in all his characteristic grumpy glory. Cranky is actually a ride, too. He might have even been our most favorite one but there are so many to choose from that it's difficult to decide on an all time favorite! The designers of Thomas Land have put so much thought into how to personify each and every Thomas and Friends character to bring them to life in the most perfect way!
Our family loved meeting Gordon, James, Emily, and Percy at Tidmouth Sheds! The kids posed with the beloved life sized characters. We met Sir Topham Hatt at a meet and greet as well. Diesel 10 was thankfully absent but my husband and I had a chuckle at how many of the amusement park's young visitors were anxiously asking their parents if Thomas Land's villain was around anywhere!
They climbed aboard Percy to explore the play opportunities inside. There were plenty of opportunities for photos and gross motor play at Thomas Land as well as rides and attractions. I was particularly excited that among the choices for meals and snacks I could have an honest to goodness latte with a fresh shot of espresso because while the trains run on steam and diesel, this momma runs on caffeine!
Without exception, all of the staff members at Thomas Land were super friendly and enthusiastic which only added to our wonderful experience. We even got a sneak peek at how they are continuing to expand by building Winston's Skyline Express which will provide a monorail tour of the whole park.
The kids loved spraying real water to put out the fire with Flynn. We also rode Harold the Helicopter, Toby, Bulstrode, and Troublesome Trucks! Thomas Land rides are well varied and unique! The most dedicated Thomas fans will appreciate the attention to detail around every corner.
The whole family thoroughly enjoyed our vacation which allowed our kids to meet their very favorite trains! Thank you Thomas Land for letting this little boy's dreams come to life!
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