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In 1946, Ellis D. Atwood began to build a sanctuary for one of America's most magnificent beasts: the railway train, which was then on the brink of extinction. He rescued equipment from short lines in Maine and laid tracks around his cranberry bogs, where they would cart his harvests and carry visitors on scenic tours. These day trips became such a draw that Ellis decided to augment his plantation with amusement attractions and holiday light displays. The park borrowed his initials to form its name, Edaville, and today, more than 70 years since Ellis purchased the first of his rails, the park continues to welcome families who flock there for over 90 rides & attractions, the panoramas of growing cranberries.
On 20-minute scenic train rides on a life-sized replica of everyone's favorite No. 1 Engine, guests can take in all of the sights and sounds at Edaville, including the Ferris wheel, the spinning coaster, the Tilt-a-Whirl, and Red Baron plane rides, and the classic carousel and souvenir general store. Other highlights of whimsical theme park include Thomas Land, which recreates the storybook world of the Island of Sodor with familiar destinations such as Knapford Station and Tidmouth Sheds, and themed rides featuring characters such as Troublesome Trucks Roller Coaster, Cranky the Crane and Harold the Helicopter. And for junior adventures, the Dino Land Walking Trail is populated with 23 life-size animatronic dinosaurs. Fall and winter seasons transform the park into a sparkling venue for Christmas lights and visits with Santa, with select dates offering Santa VIP train rides or magical rides.