First look at brand new Thomas The Tank Engine ride coming to Drayton Manor | The Sun

A NEW Thomas The Tank Engine ride is launching at Drayton Manor later this week.

The new attraction, which marks 15 years of Thomas Land, will be open to members of the public from Saturday.

To celebrate the milestone, the park has revealed its brand new ride: Thomas & Percy's Submarine Splash.

On the flume, which features two miniature drops, parkgoers will help Thomas and his friend Percy deliver the ride to its end destination.

Along the way, visitors can expect to see other characters from the world of Thomas & Friends too.

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

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

Senior Director at Mattel, Julie Freeland, added: "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."

Thomas Land already has more than 25 Thomas-themed rides and attractions including the Troublesome Trucks Runway Coaster and James & the Red Balloon.

Young parkgoers will also get the chance to meet Thomas the Tank Engine himself as they wander through Thomas Land.

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Tickets to Drayton Manor, including entry into Thomas Land as well as access to other areas of the theme park, start at £30 for anyone aged four and over.

Guests can also stay in the Thomas the Tank Engine Room, a themed hotel room.

It's definitely a must for any young fans and even includes a Character breakfast and a complimentary Thomas & Friends goody bag.

Drayton Manor isn't the only theme park that's launching a new ride this year.

Chessington World of Adventures Resort has revealed a first look at the highly-anticipated Jumanji land where parkgoers can enjoy themed rides and food.

A new theme that has been dubbed the 'UK Disneyland' is set to open in 2025 after plans were scaled back last year.

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