The USA has been waiting patiently for our very own Thomas Land Theme Park and we are getting one! The summer of 2015 will usher in Thomas Land in Carver Massachusetts. This location is no stranger to family fun and good times. Edaville historic amusement park resides here and has been host to the DOWT or Day Out with Thomas event for the past decade. This site was named in honor of Ellis D. Atwood with his initials (E.D.A) who started this railroad many years ago. The operation evolved from a once expansive network of railroads to a Family Fun Park known today as Edaville USA.
In 2002 Edaville was purchased by Jon Delli Priscoli including its 250 acres. And since his ownership there has been exciting changes which include the reconfiguration of the entire rail course and the incorporation of vintage amusement rides such as an antique carousel and an illuminated Ferris Wheel. In addition to the Day Out Thomas event which is held in June, August and September, you can get ticket info here, there are other train rides. Through the fall season there is the Fall Cranberry Harvest, and the Christmas Festival of Lights offering rides through brilliantly lit displays in the winter.
So when is the Thomas Land Grand Opening in Carver Massachusetts?
Thomas Land is expected to open in the summer of 2015. It will be spread across the lush New England landscape on an 11-acre park in Carver Massachusetts. This will be a permanent theme park consisting of 14 rides based on the Thomas the tank engine and his friends from the Island of Sodor. Children will see Thomas, Diesel, Toby, Cranky the Crane, Harold the Helicopter, and more favorites.
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. Children will immediately recognize the various destinations around the Island of Sodor at Thomas Land. You can expect to see Tidmouth Sheds, Knapford Station, and Brendam Docks.
A 20-minute train ride on a life-size Thomas the Tank Engine is to be the park’s centerpiece of this attraction and you get to meet Sir Topham Hatt, the Fat Controller of the Railway of the Island of Sodor who is available for photographs and to greet all of the children visiting. The Day Out with Thomas has been enjoyed for over a decade and now this Americas first Thomas Land Them Park you can enjoy Thomas and his friends as offered in Thomas Land at Drayton Manor and Thomas Land in Japan. More details will be revealed in the coming months leading up to the park’s grand opening.
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