Jul 232018
 

Growing up, my siblings and I waited all year long until my parents finally said we were going to “Edaville” to see the Christmas lights.  It was one of highlights of my childhood and I have so many happy memories of going there year after year with my family. These days it’s known as Edaville Family Theme Park and I am so thankful that I have the chance to take my own kids there so they can have the same wonderful memories of Edaville as I do.

 A visit to Edaville Family Theme Park is a fun way to spend the day with your family. Admission includes Thomas Land, Dino Land, all rides & attractions.

But why is it called Edaville? Ellis D. Atwood used his initials (E.D.A) to name the theme park back when it first opened. He started this railroad by purchasing most of the surviving equipment from Maine’s once expansive network of two-foot gauge rail’s and had them trucked south to Carver, Massachusetts – and it is now known as Edaville Railroad.

 A visit to Edaville Family Theme Park is a fun way to spend the day with your family. Admission includes Thomas Land, Dino Land, all rides & attractions.

Atwood started Edaville by building a 5 ½ mile railroad around his 1,800 acre plantation of cranberry bogs. He used the trains to service his bogs as well as hauling paying customers through the plantation for sightseeing. Eventually it evolved into a “Family Fun Park” with the addition of carnival rides and extravagant Christmas displays (the ones I enjoyed so much as a child).

 A visit to Edaville Family Theme Park is a fun way to spend the day with your family. Admission includes Thomas Land, Dino Land, all rides & attractions.

These days Edaville has a new owner who not only kept the awesome vintage amusement rides (the antique carousel and an illuminated Ferris Wheel), but has added many new attractions. Throughout the year guests can enjoy Dino Land, character breakfasts, character meet & greets, “Not So Spooky Halloween” in October, and the Christmas Festival of Lights offering train rides through the decorated cranberry bogs during the Christmas season.

 A visit to Edaville Family Theme Park is a fun way to spend the day with your family. Admission includes Thomas Land, Dino Land, all rides & attractions.

 A visit to Edaville Family Theme Park is a fun way to spend the day with your family. Admission includes Thomas Land, Dino Land, all rides & attractions.

If your kids are big dinosaur fans, Dinoland brings them to life!

A visit to Edaville Family Theme Park is a fun way to spend the day with your family. Admission includes Thomas Land, Dino Land, all rides & attractions.

In 2015 Thomas Land made its debut! This section of the park brought Sodor to life by adding 11 new rides, along with a stage show and multiple dining and shopping venues.

 A visit to Edaville Family Theme Park is a fun way to spend the day with your family. Admission includes Thomas Land, Dino Land, all rides & attractions.

Edaville Family Theme Park is a fun way to spend a day with the family and as always, admission to Edaville includes Thomas Land, Dino Land, and all rides & attractions. Edaville Family Theme Park is located at 5 Pine Street in Carver, MA. Oh, and just a little fun fact. Massachusetts is one of 5 states that grows cranberries. The other 4 are Wisconsin, Oregon, Washington and New Jersey.

  29 Responses to “Summer Fun at Edaville Family Theme Park”

  1. I love this old-fashioned theme park with all the vintage rides. I’d love to take the family to visit. We would all have such a great time.

  2. Edaville looks like a great place for the family. I’ve always loved taking the kids to places that encourage exploring and learning.

  3. What a fun place! I love that it has a lot to do, but it’s not too crammed in like one of the bigger theme parks. It’s the kind of place that you can have a lot of fun without all the stress.

  4. When my son was little he would have loved the park and being able to see the Trains and also Dinosaurs and even though he is older he may still enjoy the park because we could take out nieces and nephews with us.

  5. This looks great for little ones in the family. And I love that it doesn’t look busy/crowded at all. I’m so used to Disney and Universal here, that this park looks refreshing

  6. what an adorable theme park! I wish I had made it up there when I had little ones, they would have loved it!

  7. I bet your kids loved this place! It looks like a fun time. I’d come there just to see the Christmas decorations!

  8. I would love to take my nephew and niece to this place. They are at the perfect age to enjoy this place. Thomas the train would be a big hit with my nephew because he loves Thomas the train.

  9. That looks like such a fun place to take the kiddos. I’ll have to put that on the list when we visit the area.

  10. I mean, how can the kids not have fun in a place like this! I just love how there’s so much to see! No matter where you choose to wander off to or to explore!

  11. What a fun old fashion themed park. Nice to see there are still parks like this. Would be a fun place for us to take the grandkids if we are ever in the area.

  12. I’ve never been to this place when I was a kid I love going to amusement part or carnival. Along with my siblings and cousins. I remember we always have a blast.

  13. Edaville is such a wonderful place! We went a couple of years ago and had such a great time! It must look amazing at Christmas.

  14. This looks like a fun place to visit. My kids are older but my granddaughter would love something like this. She love trains and dinosaurs.

  15. Yay! Thomas the train – he was one of my favorites growing up. This theme park looks like the perfect family destination.

  16. Edaville looks amazing! Thomas is such a big icon my boys just love him and would love to see him!

  17. That’s such an awesome place! Definitely a theme park that the kids can’t help but have fun in. I like that the owner decided to go with the theme and add elements that the kids will enjoy.

  18. Our family will be making our annual fall and holiday trek here. I love Edaville when it is cooler out!

  19. My son would’ve flipped out when he was little to see Thomas! This is one of the cartoons he enjoyed watching. This is a cute little spot.

  20. I love a good theme park and this one looks like fun for the whole family! Great post!

  21. Exploring at these places would definitely add up to beautiful memories. Such a great time for family bondings and also group get-together too.

  22. This looks really fun to explore with kids this summer! I am sure kids will enjoy here.

  23. That looks SO cool! I love the dino. Thomas does a tour {or at least he did?} and it came here to Vegas when my kiddo was little but it hasn’t come back here since he was 4- my boys would love to see Thomas there!

  24. I have been really wanting to ride a carousel once again. It reminds me so much of those days when I was a young girl. My dad would always take me to ride carousels. I miss him so much.

  25. My son would have a blast there especially the train ride. We never had any vacation growing up so hubby and I make sure that our kids experience what we did not as kids.

  26. Omg Thomas and friends! Well let’s just say my 3 younger boys and this guy too, would have an absolute blast! We love carousels too

  27. That looks like a great place to visit! They even have exciting rides, I’m sure the family would enjoy going here.

  28. That looks like such a fun theme park to take the family to! I bet your kids had a blast!

  29. I totally love a good theme park. I used to take the kids all the time