Drayton Manor Theme Park has opened a new ride from Zamperla to celebrate the fifth anniversary of its Thomas Land kids area.
The £750,000 ($1.15m/€875,000) Winston’s Whistle Stop Tour is based on the Thomas & Friends character Winston, the Fat Controller’s inspection vehicle. Featuring a 195-metre-long track, the monorail ride gives passengers a bird’s eye view of Thomas Land as it travels between 3.5 and 4m above the ground. Each of the seven 4-seater trolley cars features an audio system that give riders a guided tour around the town of Sodor.
Drayton Manor is located near the town of Tamworth, Staffordshire. Zamperla also manufactured many of Thomas Land’s existing family rides.
Pictured below are Drayton Manor managing director Colin Bryan, Thomas & Friends narrator Mark Moraghan and The Fat Controller.