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‘Thomas & Friends’ Pulls into Kennywood Park

Mattel’s new children’s experience will debut this summer at the family amusement park.

NORTH AMERICA–Mattel has teamed up with amusement park Kennywood Park in Pittsburgh, Penn., for a themed section inspired by its “Thomas and Friends” property.

Dubbed Thomas Town, the new park will feature five branded rides including a “Thomas” train ride, a stage show, themed play and entertainment areas, merchandise and more. The new experience will also invite visitors to the Island of Sodor, the series’ imaginary location, where they will have the chance to meet and take photos with characters from the show including Thomas, Diesel, Cranky the Crane, Harold the Helicopter Tidmouth Sheds and Knapford Station and Sir Topham Hatt.

Slated to open this summer, Thomas Town will be the second-largest permanent “Thomas & Friends” attraction in North America.