Thursday, June 18, 2015

Thomas The Train Is Coming To Edaville!!


With Grand Opening of Thomas Land on August 15th, Island of Sodor Comes to Life in
New England’s Famed Edaville USA for Thomas the Tank Engine’s 70th Anniversary &
Edaville USA’s 70th Anniversary

Families Will be Able to Enjoy a Variety of Thomas & Friends® Experiences Across North America Throughout 2015

New York, NY– Peep! Peep! This August, everyone’s favorite #1 blue engine and the Island of Sodor will come to life at Thomas Land™ at Edaville USA.  Tickets to the first Thomas Land™ theme park in North America are now on sale Mattel has teamed up with Edaville USA, a family amusement park and heritage railroad located in South Carver, MA to open Thomas Land, the largest permanent Thomas & Friends® attraction in North America.

Thomas Land at Edaville USA welcomes visitors for the first time as part of Thomas the Tank Engine’s 70th anniversary global celebration in 2015, and Edaville USA’s 70th anniversary.  The grand opening of Thomas Land this summer on Saturday, August 15, 2015 continues a year of celebration for Thomas & Friends in 2015 as the brand celebrates its 70th anniversary with new content, partnerships and activations around the globe.

Thomas Land™ is set in the lush New England landscape of Edaville USA, covering 11.5 acres and boasting 11 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 full scale and working models of 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.  Even more details will be revealed leading up to the park’s grand opening.  Tickets for Edaville USA, including Thomas Land™, are on sale now and available by visiting  Ticket prices are $29 per person for ages 3 and up.  

For Thomas fans who can’t wait for the opening of Thomas Land, little engineers will be able to enjoy a Thomas & Friends experience at other exciting venues throughout 2015.  These attractions include: 

·         Day Out with Thomas: The Celebration Tour 2015 is a fun-filled event that provides children of all ages the opportunity to climb aboard and take a ride with Thomas as well as participate in Thomas & Friends themed activities.  The tour, now in its 20th year, will make stops in 42 U.S. cities and is expected to welcome nearly one million passengers in 2015. At each stop, little engineers and their families are invited to take a 25 minute ride on their favorite engine, meet Sir Topham Hatt®, and enjoy a day of Thomas & Friends themed activities including arts & crafts, storytelling and more. Tickets for Day Out with Thomas: The Celebration Tour 2015 are on sale now and available by calling Ticketweb toll-free 866-468-7630, or by visiting or

·         Introducing children to Thomas the Tank Engine™ and his engine friends from the Island of Sodor in an interactive learning environment, Thomas & Friends: Explore the Rails is a touring children’s museum exhibit that combines exciting play opportunities with important concepts in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM). Thomas & Friends: Explore the Rails will be at Creative Discovery Museum in Chattanooga, TN, from May 23-September 13, 2015 and at Discovery Children’s Museum in Las Vegas from September 26, 2015 through January 10, 2016.  For more museum exhibit locations and dates, please visit

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