A new ride is set to open at a theme park just an hour away from Worcester.

Thomas and Percy’s Submarine Splash will open at Drayton Manor Resort this weekend.

The baby flume, featuring two mini drops, will arrive in time for the 15th anniversary of Thomas Land.

Visitors will board at Brendam Docks to help Thomas and Percy deliver the submarine to Vicarstown Museum, with help from Thomas’ good friend, Harold the Helicopter.

“We are thrilled to be able to expand upon the more than 25 rides and attractions at Thomas Land and offer new experiences for families to enjoy together,” said Julie Freeland, senior director at Mattel. 

“With the addition of Thomas & Percy’s Submarine Splash, Thomas fans will be able to partake in even more immersive adventures with their favourite Thomas & Friends characters whether by land, air or sea.”

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Victoria Lynn, managing director at Drayton Manor, added: “The arrival of Thomas & Percy’s Submarine Splash ride is an exciting milestone for Thomas Land as it celebrates its 15th Anniversary.

“We’re certain that Thomas fans across the Midlands and beyond will want to enter the immersive world of Thomas Land themselves.

“Thomas & Percy’s Submarine Splash ride will provide the opportunity for families to experience a thrilling flume together, featuring two mini drops on an exciting journey through the Island of Sodor.

“Guests are sure to feel part of the Thomas & Friends team while working together to help transport the submarine to its final destination.”

 Since opening in 2008, more than 10 millions people have visited Thomas Land to experience rides such as Cranky’s Drop Tower and the Thomas, Rosie and Percy Engine Tours.

Thomas & Percy’s Submarine Splash, which opens on Saturday (April 29) follows a series of recent investments into the resort which has seen two new areas, Adventure Cove and Vikings, open in the last two years.

Guests can book tickets to ride Thomas & Percy’s Submarine Splash at Thomas Land here.