In a press release, Colin Bryan, CEO of Drayton Manor stated: “Since its launch in 2008, Thomas Land™ has been hugely popular, attracting guests young and young at heart from all over Europe.”
“It is due to this popularity that we made the decision to expand the attraction and accommodate the increasing visitor numbers, which have surged year-on-year. We hope that this investment will delight visitors, offering even more Thomas & Friends™ themed fun. The atmosphere here today has been fantastic and we are all really excited about the season ahead.”
The expansion to Thomas Land means the area is now 3,200 square meters larger, and also permits an increase in total ride capacity to 5,310 people per hour.
Drayton Manor is celebrating its 65th operating season as a theme park alongside the expansion of Thomas Land this year.