Mattel celebrates Thomas & Friends: Digs & Discoveries with Thomas Land special screening

An exclusive Thomas and Friends screening took place at Drayton Manor, the home of Thomas Land, this weekend, as Mattel pulled out the stops to celebrate the new Thomas and Friends: Digs and Discoveries specials this season.

Channel 5 Milkshake presenters Kemi Majeks and Derek Moran hosted the event on Saturday, July 6, performing dance routines from the popular pre-school television show. More than 200 fans, including influencers, press, and competition winners also enjoyed pre-screening entertainment from The Fat Controller and Rusty and Dusty.

All visitors were then treated to a ‘first look’ at the specials as Thomas embarks on his latest global adventure.

The 2 x 22” episodes ‘All Tracks Lead to Rome’ and ‘Mines of Mystery’ see Thomas discover a new world of wonder as he explores the buried history of Italy. Themed around construction and exciting archaeological digs, new characters including Stefano the Super Cruiser, Brenda the Bulldozer, and engines Gina, Lorenzo and Beppe help Thomas on his latest adventure.

Gina, Lorenzo and Beppe, and Roman Thomas join the Thomas & Friends TrackMaster Motorised engine range for pre-schoolers to recreate their favourite scenes.

The Digs & Discoveries specials will be previewed exclusively at the 4D Cinema at Drayton Manor for park guests from July 7 to 14, and launch on DVD in October. Thomas & Friends airs on Milkshake 7 days a week.

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