Edaville RR Day Out With Thomas
October 1, 2, 7, 8, 9, & 10 ; 9:00 am to 5:00 pm; $18 per person (under 2 are free)
Cranberries Alive with Curious George and Cat in the Hat
October 15 & 16; 10am-5pm $18 Adults & kids; $16 Senior’s (under 2 are free)
October 22 & 23; 10am-5pm; $18 Adults & kids; $16 Senior’s (under 2 are free)
October 29 & 30; 5:30pm, 6pm, & 8pm; $13 per person
November 18,19, 20, 28, 29 & 30; December 5, 6, 12, 13, 24 & 31
Trains will leave at 4:30pm, 5:30pm, 6:30pm and 7:30pm ; $30 per person (under 2 are free)
Famous Christmas Festival of Lights
November 25-27, December 1-4, December 7-11 , December 14-January 1 (Closed Christmas Day); Weekdays 4pm-9pm, Weekends 2pm-9pm ; $18 adults and kids (Ages 2-64) $16 Seniors (under 2 are free)
Schedule subject to change.
Edaville USA is a family fun amusement park located in South Carver, MA. The park features train rides through picturesque cranberry bogs, vintage amusement rides, indoor and outdoor play spaces and new attractions such as Dinoland. In addition to its amusement rides and indoor and outdoor play spaces, Edaville holds different events every weekend. Event themes include Thomas the Train, Princesses and Superheroes, Pirates, Hello Kitty and more. All events are included in the price of admission.
In my opinion Edaville USA is best suited for young children. Children who are preschool age through early elementary school age will be able to go on most of the rides and will appreciate Edaville’s themed weekends.
Train: Edaville has a large train with spacious cars to sit in and large windows that the kids can peep out of. The park was not crowded when we went. I cannot speak to how manageable or not the train would be at a big event like “A Day Out With Thomas.” That said, I thought the train and train ride were quaint and provided a nice break from amusement park rides.
Rides: There are about 20 rides at Edaville USA. In my opinion, most rides are best suited for children ages 10 and under. My children are ages 6, 5 and 4 and they loved each and every ride. The rides were very well maintained and clean. Below you will find pictures of a few of the kids’ favorite rides at Edaville. I think my favorite was the Tilt-a-Whirl. It’s been a while since I’ve been on a Tilt-a-Whirl and I forgot how much spinning was involved! The park also had a few indoor play spaces that were great for little kids.
Dinoland: The dinosaurs are loose in Edaville USA’s new Dinoland. In Dinoland you will be able to walk along a trail and view more than twenty dinosaurs. Along the way you’ll meet Edaville’s resident paleontologists who can tell you all about the dinosaurs.
Games: Edaville has a few carnival style games that you can play for an extra price. I will say that this is the only con for me regarding Edaville. Honestly, every amusement park has these games and Edaville’s price to play the games is on par with its competitors. Personally, these games are just one of my little pet peeves because, simply put, my kids love them and I don’t want to pay for them! :)
Fishing Pond: While at Edaville you can fish! Who knew? Well, actually, now you know.
I suggest following Edaville USA on Facebook. They are constantly running promotions and coupons to their facebook fans.
Edaville Railroad would not ask a non-disabled person to switch to one of their two completely empty cars on the train so my son in a wheelchair could ride their train. So, I was contacted today by the owner of that wonderful park.... She will not refund me my money and told me that their policy is to not make someone that is not handicap move from the only handicap accessible car to accommodate a handicap person. Interesting. They prefer to deny the handicap person from riding their train when it is not full than upset a non-disabled person.
My family and I loved Edavaille...we had so many wonderful Sundays there on our treks over to see the bogs of cranberries and ride the trains. Some years we went at Christmas with many lights. It was always a magical show with the special effects of the added snow and quietness and lights. An experience I never wish to forget to my last passing breath. Thank you Dad and Mom for taking us there. We used to trek there from near Abington and Holbrook, Braintree areas on the south shore. Please if you are a train admirer, please add me. Rex L Harrisen, Facebook
Grew up in the area and have been for Day out with Thomas, Bluegrass festivals, Cranberry festival, Holiday lights, Car shows and just a summer day out. Many years and many traditions. Yes, it is a little pricey- but you can usually find coupons. During the summer there are a few "carnival-type" rides. If it has been awhile since you have been, you will be pleased to see (as was I) that there have been many necessary renovations over the years. It will forever be a destination for my family.
I gave this only three stars because of the cost. It is a lot of fun for the kids--amusements, rides, the trains, but isn't cheap. We went to see Thomas when our son was litle and it was very exciting for him. Definitely lots to do for a wide range of ages.
We went to Edaville when they were doing the "Day out with Thomas". It was an amazing experience for my children. The place was very clean, and the workers were so nice. I was informed that it is a great place to go on a normal day as well, but being able to ride the "real" Thomas the train made the trip worth it for my crew!!
Ellis D. Atwood, whose initials E.D.A. gave birth to the name Edaville, built the railroad to run 5 miles into cranberry country to serve his cranberry business in the 1940s.
A regional landmark from the 1950s through the 1990s, Edaville has been revived as a vacation destination for families (my own parents have pictures of my brother and me standing in a caboose at Edaville back in the 1960s!).
Don’t miss the 2-mile narrow-gauge railroad ride (it takes half an hour) through the cranberry bog, lakes, and countryside. Today there is a family amusement park with trains, rides, a carousel, a museum, and Cranberry World, located in the Cran Central Junction Building sponsored by Ocean Spray.
Hungry? There are plenty of venues to fill up at; try the Freight House Cafe, Choo-Choo, barbecue picnic area, or one of the many snack bars.