Drayton Manor opens brand new Thomas the Tank Engine ride in time for half term

Drayton Manor Resort has announced a brand-new ride that will open this weekend.

The theme park, in Tamworth, will thrill little fans of Thomas and Friends with the ride that’s sure to make a splash.

Drayton Manor has seen over 10million visitors during its time and keeps adding more for families to enjoy.

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The new ride – Thomas & Percy’s Submarine Splash – will be the park’s first baby flume.

As part of Thomas Land it features two mini drops which will give smaller children a chance to experience a water ride for the first time.

The launch will be part of the 15th anniversary of Thomas Land at Drayton Manor.

There’s a fun story for kids to get stuck into while riding too!

Visitors will board at Brendam Docks to help Thomas and Percy deliver the submarine to Vicarstown Museum, with help from Thomas’ good friend, Harold the Helicopter.

“We are thrilled to be able to expand upon the more than 25 rides and attractions at Thomas Land and offer new experiences for families to enjoy together,” said Julie Freeland, Sr. Director at Mattel.

“With the addition of Thomas & Percy’s Submarine Splash, Thomas fans will be able to partake in even more immersive adventures with their favorite Thomas & Friends characters whether by land, air or sea.”

“The arrival of Thomas & Percy’s Submarine Splash ride is an exciting milestone for Thomas Land as it celebrates its 15th Anniversary,” said Victoria Lynn, Managing Director at Drayton Manor Resort.

“We’re certain that Thomas fans across the Midlands and beyond will want to enter the immersive world of Thomas Land themselves.

“Thomas & Percy’s Submarine Splash ride will provide the opportunity for families to experience a thrilling flume together, featuring two mini drops on an exciting journey through the Island of Sodor.

"Guests are sure to feel part of the Thomas & Friends team while working together to help transport the submarine to its final destination.”

If you want to turn your visit into a staycation then you could stay at the resort’s exclusive Thomas & Friends rooms in the onsite four-star hotel.

The rooms are decorated with all things Thomas, from character-themed beds through to rail track carpets.

Guests can book tickets to ride Thomas & Percy’s Submarine Splash at Thomas Land here – a day ticket will set you back from £29 for those aged four and up.

Two to three year old tickets cost from £15 while under twos can enter for free.

An annual pass to Drayton Manor costs from £99.


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