Last Friday, the boys and I had the opportunity to visit the brand new Thomas Land at Edaville USA. The boys love going to Edaville– we go every Christmas to see the lights and meet Santa. It’s a family tradition I have continued from my own childhood, where Edaville has always had a special place. They were over the moon when I told them that we were going to get to check out the new Thomas Land USA before it opened. They could barely contain themselves!
My family and I received admission, lunch, and a small gift in exchange for attending the media preview event at Thomas Land. All opinions, photos, and writing are 100% my own.
The First Thomas Land in North America!
Located at Edaville USA in Carver, MA, Thomas Land (a joint venture between Edvaille USA and Mattel) is the very first of its kind in North America (there is one in Japan and one in the United Kingdom). This special area of Edaville is situated on 11.5 acres, and it’s the largest permanent Thomas and Friends attraction on the continent!
Admission is $29 per person (ages 3 and up) and available for purchase on the Edaville USA website or at the box office. There is no need to purchase separate tickets for Thomas Land, as it’s included in the price of regular admission.
Thomas the Tank Engine Train Ride
You can take a 20 minute train ride that follows a 2 mile loop (circling 285 acres!) around the outside of theEdaville USA grounds–just board the train to the left of KC’s Café. Before you hop on, you can check out No. 1 Thomas at the front of the train! You can also check out the first full-scale Gordon, James, and Emily engines at Tidmouth Shed inside Thomas Land USA.
I recommend taking the Thomas the Tank Engine train ride after a bit of walking around or doing rides, since it gives you some time to sit down and relax! It’s also a great way to see the entire Edaville USA property. There are new rides and attractions being brought to life at Edaville right now, so you will see some construction on your ride. You can also check out some local cranberry bogs.
Rides at Thomas Land
There are 11 different rides to choose from including:
- Bertie’s Bus Tours
- Thomas the Tank Engine
- Cranky’s Crane Drop (60 feet high!)
- Firefighting Flynn
- Harold’s Lift-Off
- Diesel Derby
- Rockin’ Bulstrode
- Sodor’s Cranberry Carousel (in earlier years at Edaville, narrow gauge trains were used to carry cranberries around the property!)
- Sodor Windmill
- Toby’s Tilting Tracks
- Troublesome Trucks Runaway Coaster
There is a great selection for different ages among the 11 rides– the boys’ favorite was Harold’s Lift-Off. 🙂 If you like roller coasters, check out the Troublesome Trucks Runaway Coaster.
Tips for Visiting Thomas Land
It was pretty warm on the day of our visit to Thomas Land, so I would suggest making sure you and the kids are well-hydrated and bring water. There were not a lot of shaded areas either, so make sure to be sun safe and slather on the sunscreen! During warmer months, it might be better to visit the park during morning hours (park opens at 10:00 a.m.)
There are several places to purchase snacks, and you can eat lunch at KC’s Cafe in the regular park area. There are also places to sit and eat if you choose to bring your own snacks or meals.
Your child will of course want to visit the expansive Thomas and Friends gift shop located inside Thomas Land. I see souvenirs and holiday shopping in my future! 😉
Where to Find More Information on Thomas Land
You can of course check out Thomas Land on the Edaville USA website. Information can also be found on the Thomas Land Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram pages. You can also check out Edaville USA on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
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