All Aboard! Thomas the Tank Engine Theme Park to Open in the U.S.

Edaville USA / AP In this 2012 photo provided by Edaville USA, a father and son watch Thomas the Tank Engine roll down the track at an annual Day Out with Thomas event at the Edaville USA theme park in Carver, Mass.

Groundbreaking begins next month.

A theme park dedicated to Thomas the Tank Engine is expected to open in the U.S. next summer, the Associated Press reports. Thomas, a talking train, is the star of his namesake’s hit children’s TV show.

Located at Edaville USA Railroad in Carver, Massachusetts, “Thomas Land” will include, according to the AP:

” … four rides based on the television show, with the highlight being a 20-minute train ride on a life-sized Thomas the Tank Engine. A roller coaster, drop tower, Ferris wheel and other rides will feature more Thomas characters, including Toby, Cranky the Crane and Harold the Helicopter.”

Groundbreaking begins in July, and the theme park is expected to officially open in summer 2015.

Versions of “Thomas Land” can be found in the United Kingdom and Japan, but the one in the U.S. is expected to be the biggest.

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