My four-year-old son is a die-hard fan of Thomas the tank engine; He is obsessed with Thomas-anything: trains, books, toys…we even have a Thomas CD with songs that he loves listening to. Does any of this sound familiar to you? If so you would definitely want to check out Thomas Land in Carver, MA. My family and I went to visit it last week and the happiness in my boy’s face is something I will never forget! Family Travel: A Special Day at Thomas Land at Edaville USA
Although my youngest is the Thomas fan, my eight-year-old son and my ten-year-old daughter had a lot of fun as well and all three have been asking to go again next year. What is it about Thomas Land that appeals to kids? First and foremost, it is not overwhelming. It’s relatively small with 11 rides, a show and a 20-minute train ride. Thomas Land is part of Edaville USA, which is a larger theme park with other rides, plus Dino Land, a park with animatronic dinosaurs. A ticket to Edaville USA gets you in all three parks.
In addition, aside from themed rides, Thomas Land has buildings and decor straight out of the Island of Sodor. There’s also Tidmouth Sheds and Knapford Station with kid-sized “people”, so you can watch the Thomas stories come to life.
We arrived early so we were able to go on all the rides and avoid lines. It was fun to recognize all the famous characters and the rides were really fun.
The show was cute and geared towards the younger set.
I loved the attention to detail:
It was a hot day and we were very happy to stop by the fans that spritzed misty water.
This was one of my favorite rides. It was really cool to see Thomas Land from above:
The train ride on Thomas was relaxing and we enjoyed the scenery.
We had an amazing time!
And what did my little Thomas fan think? He was in seventh heaven!
If you’re driving in from New York like we did, you can turn it into a mini getaway and visit other attractions in the area. We went to Plimoth Plantation (sic) where we saw Native Americans wearing traditional clothing and actors dressed up as pilgrims from the Mayflower, and we also had dinner at the gorgeous Plymouth marina. Other places of interest nearby are Cape Cod, Federal Hill, which is an Italian neighborhood in Providence, RI and the historic mansions at Newport, RI.
Read the post about guest writer Julianne’s visit to Edaville two years ago: http://www.themamamaven.com/2015/09/15/visiting-thomasland-at-edaville/
I was not compensated for this post. I received complimentary tickets and meal vouchers, hotel stay and stipend for expenses.
Senior Reviewer Maytal Wichman has also written for The Huffington Post. She has been living in New York City for fourteen years and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in English Literature as well as a Law Degree, but blogging is her true passion. Maytal is a stay-at-home mom to three kids (ages 10, 8 and 4) and loves finding great products that make her family’s life easier. S