All Aboard for Thomas Town at Kennywood Park!
As the second largest permanent Thomas attraction in North America, Thomas Town brings the iconic engines to life through five fantastic rides, an interactive stage show, and immersive themed areas recreating destinations like Knapford Station and Tidmouth Sheds.
You'll climb aboard Thomas himself for a train ride featuring stunning views along the Monongahela River. Up, up in the sky you'll soar with Harold the Helicopter before feeling your heart race on the bouncing drop tower Cranky's Drop. Budding engineers will love shooting water cannons on Flynn's Fire Training and taking a spin with Diesel and the devious diesels.
Beyond the rides, Thomas Town transports you into the Island of Sodor with familiar faces like Percy, Emily, and Sir Topham Hatt. You can meet Sir Topham Hatt himself and pose for pictures with the #1 blue engine. Interactive play areas, retail stores, and birthday party rooms ensure fun for everyone!
As a centerpiece of Kennywood Park's 120th anniversary, Thomas Town brings two traditions of childhood joy together for memories to last a lifetime. So all aboard! Let your imagination chug along into this colorful world dreamed up by the Reverend W. Awdry. From the legendary railways to courageous engines, Thomas Town makes the Island of Sodor real for fans of all ages. Pick up your tickets now before spaces sell out!
Get ready for a summer of adventure and imagination with Thomas the Tank Engine! On July 27, 2018, Thomas Town officially opened at the iconic Kennywood Park near Pittsburgh, bringing the Island of Sodor to life for fans.
This new land marks one of Kennywood's biggest expansions in its 120-year history. Thomas Town features five brand new family rides themed around Thomas & Friends, including an elevated train experience with Thomas himself overlooking the Monongahela River. Ride along with Harold the Helicopter as he soars above this new home in Steel City. Grab your engineer hats for Flynn's Fire Training, an interactive water ride perfect for junior firefighters. Test your bravery on Cranky's bouncy Drop Tower ride. And all aboard for a spin with Diesel and the other devious diesel engines!
With five new rides, interactive play zones, and appearances by everyone's favorite engines, Thomas Town at Kennywood is the destination this summer for Thomas fans. So all aboard for this exciting new addition to Steel City as two iconic brands unite!
Thomas Town™ Information Guide
I. Getting There
A. Location and directions to Kennywood Park
- Kennywood is located in West Mifflin, PA, southeast of Pittsburgh
- Driving directions and major highways like I-376 to exit for Kennywood Blvd
- Public transportation options via bus to reach the park entrance
- Address and GPS coordinates for navigation systems
B. Parking information and tips
C. Recommended hotels if staying overnight
II. Tickets and Planning
A. Ticket pricing and options
B. Best days/times to visit
- Avoid the busiest times on weekends and holidays
- Opt for weekdays if possible for lighter crowds
- Track wait times on the Kennywood app before going
- Early morning and late evenings tend to be less crowded
C. Tips for shortcuts, avoiding lines
III. Rides and Attractions
A. Thomas train ride
B. Other Thomas rides like Harold's Helicopter
C. Non-Thomas rides and attractions
IV. Entertainment and Events
A. Live shows with Thomas characters
B. Character meet and greets
C. Special events calendar
V. Dining at Thomas Town
A. Themed restaurants and cafes
B. Picnic areas
C. Food allowed in park
A. Thomas & Friends gift shop
B. Other stores throughout park
C. Bringing purchases home