Thomas Land needs YOU!

Do you share your name with a theme park? If so, Staffordshire based Drayton Manor’s Thomas Land  is conducting a nationwide search for real life ‘Thomas Lands’ to attend the VIP launch of its brand new ride on Friday 19th July.

The popular family theme park near Tamworth, Staffordshire, is launching an appeal to find boys named Thomas Land to attend the unveiling of the new Winston’s Whistle Stop Tour ride within its Thomas Land™ attraction. The Thomas Lands and their families will each gain free entry* into the theme park and be amongst the first to experience the exciting new ride.

The launch marks the fifth anniversary of Europe’s only Thomas Land with Winston joining the other 20 rides and attractions that are all based upon the popular Thomas & Friends™ series characters. The ride takes you on a guided monorail tour around a themed track, letting you see the whole of the attraction from above with an open-top experience in good weather.

The successful Thomas Lands will meet all of the other Thomas & Friends characters, watching favourites from the series come to life as well as meeting the director of the railways, the Fat Controller himself. It promises to be a day full of fun, laughs, thrills and spills as you experience the magic of Sodor.

Colin Bryan, Drayton Manor’s Managing Director, said: “We are really excited about the new addition to Thomas Land and the fifth anniversary, and to be able to share the experience with someone named Thomas Land would make the occasion all the more special. We would really love to have someone to represent the launch.”

And if the exciting VIP experience and being one of the first to ride the new Winston’s Whistle Stop Tour wasn’t enough, the Thomas Lands and their families will then be free to explore the rest of Thomas Land and Drayton Manor Theme Park. There is more than enough to keep you busy, including a 4D cinema, plenty of thrill rides and a 15-acre zoo.

A stay at the 4-star Drayton Manor Hotel ( will complete your day, featuring 150 bedrooms including 15 Thomas & Friends themed rooms.

If you are named Thomas Land and would like to attend the VIP ride launch please send your details with proof of identity to All entrants must be ten years old or younger, so please only apply if you meet this criteria.

*A family pass is valid for two adults and two children aged up to 11 years.

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