Without trips to amusement parks, the most exciting thing to happen to most families would be the periodic elections to determine who gets to be Dad that week. Shake things up with this Groupon.
Choose from Three Options
- $18 for admission to the Cranberry Festival or the Great Pumpkin Pageant with unlimited rides for two (up to a $36 value)
- $32 for admission to the Cranberry Festival or the Great Pumpkin Pageant with unlimited rides for four (up to a $72 value)
- $44 for admission to the Cranberry Festival or the Great Pumpkin Pageant with unlimited rides for six (up to a $108 value)
On October 20 and 21, artisans set up their stations inside a marketplace for the National Cranberry Festival. There, they sell handmade wares to the tune of live music and charming stories from the Cat in the Hat, who hosts the event. Guests can climb aboard the Edaville train to chug past cranberry bogs and harvesters or soar inside a helicopter for an aerial perspective of the 1,300-acre plantation. Other attractions include dog agility demonstrations, pony rides, and Irish step dancing.
Alternatively, visitors on October 27 or 28 can slip into Halloween costumes to greet similarly dressed pumpkins on the park's pathways. Those who wear a spooky getup for the occasion receive a gift at the front gate and permission to trick-or-treat at Edaville's venues. The event runs from noon to 8 p.m.
Edaville USA Amusement Park's prices vary based on age.
Edaville USA Amusement Park
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 daytrips 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. and the train. Which isn't just any train. It's Thomas the Tank Engine™
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 USA, 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 aboard a train designed after the Polar Express.