The first cartoon my oldest son (and by oldest, I mean 2 and a half!) ever fell in love with was Mickey Mouse. And shortly after, Thomas the Tank Engine. Except, he calls him Buzzus, not Thomas. I don’t want to correct him because it’s so darn cute.
As you can imagine, we have Thomas t-shirts, lots of Thomas trains, DVDs, books etc…when your kid gets into something. They. Get. Into. It. And they quickly forget about it as fast as they fell in love with it!
But, don’t worry, we still love Buzzus in our house.
When we found out Thomas Land was coming to Edaville USA, we couldn’t wait to check it out. Fortunately, Edaville is only an hour from our house, so it makes for a great day trip. The kids actually fell asleep on the way there and back. Winner, winner, chicken dinner!
Honestly, I can’t gush enough about Thomas Land. Edaville is in the middle of some really awesome updates and it’s great to see the theme park I grew up with, turn into something memorable for my kids.
I’ll share my 5 reasons you need to check out Thomas Land in one minute, but before I do…
Make sure you walk through Dino Land while there. It’s like Jurassic Park, but on the Cape.
OK, not exactly like Jurassic Park. It’s way safer. And way less scary. But, just as cool.Back to Buzzus.
5 Reasons You Should Visit Thomas Land at Edaville USA
- It looks like the Island of Sodor. In my opinion, they really nailed it and brought so many iconic buildings to life. Knapford Station, Tidmouth Sheds and the Post Office have all been transported from the English countryside to New England. The life-size trains parked in Tidmouth Sheds make for great photo ops!
- There are 11 rides to enjoy. My 5-year-old was tall enough to ride them all. However, my 2 and A half-year old, could go on all, but one. He wasn’t quite big enough for the roller coaster. Which was so much fun, by the way!
- It’s clean. Super clean. As a germ freak I really appreciated the park’s cleanliness. There wasn’t a speck of trash to be found and the grounds throughout Thomas Land and Edaville were kept beautifully.
- Your children can meet Sir Topham Hat! We caught him hanging around Tidmouth Sheds where all of the trains were parked. Another great photo-op!
- Thomas now pulls a 20-minute train ride around the park. We capped off our day with a ride on Thomas. We had been on it before, but my kids had a renewed excitement when they saw Thomas pulling the train. This calm ride is a nice way to unwind before you head home.
Regular admission for ages 2-59 costs $29. Parking is always free. Click here for park hours, as times vary from now until Christmas.
Another quick note, Thomas Land is still expanding. You might see some work being done while you visit. The folks at Edaville said they estimate it all to be finished in 2017.
Have you been to Thomas Land yet? If so, what did you like most about the park?
Disclosure: I am a 2015 Family Ambassador for Edaville USA. I was not compensated for this post, but my family and I were given complimentary passes to attend the theme park. All opinions are 100% my own.