Thomas Land scales new heights with balloon ride

Europe’s only Thomas Land attraction will launch its main 2017 season on April 1 with a new £250,000 ride: James and the Red Balloon.

Based on the Thomas & Friends character James, the balloon ride will be in the heart of Thomas Land, set in Drayton Manor Park, near Tamworth in Staffordshire.

The ride will take visitors up to a height of 1.5 metres, giving views of Thomas Land and Drayton Manor Park.

William Bryan, Drayton Manor Park managing director, said: “This was an exciting project involving local specialists and international partners that we hope will delight visitors from the UK and further afield.”