A dedicated Thomas & Friends theme park is to open for the US next year in 2015.
Thomas Land for Americans is to start construction next month in July at the Edaville Railroad in Massachusetts and will adopt a phase associated with Drayton Manor's Thomas Land in Britain.
A total of 14 rides are to be placed on the land after Day Out with Thomas events in Edaville proved successful for a number of years. It comes four years after a similar theme park closed at Six Flags, California in 2010.
Sir Topham Hatt, The Fat Controller is to present at the 11-acre park with a 20 minute ride on Thomas among the coming attractions.
Thomas Land in the USA opens at the Edaville Railroad in Massachusetts from summer 2015.