Thomas & Friends specials debut with influencer event

Influencers, fans and competition winners enjoyed a debut screening of the new Digs & Discoveries specials at UK attraction Drayton Manor this weekend

Written by Rhys Thomas

Posted 08.07.2019 | Watch

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An exclusive Thomas & Friends screening for more than 200 fans took place at Drayton Manor this weekend, where Mattel debuted its Thomas & Friends: Digs & Discoveries specials.

Channel 5 Milkshake presenters Kemi Majeks and Derek Moran hosted the event, performing dance routines from the popular pre-school show for including influencers, press and competition winners

Fans also enjoyed pre-screening entertainment from The Fat Controller and Rusty and Dusty, before 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.

New characters Gina, Lorenzo and Beppe and Roman Thomas have been given the toy treatment and join the Thomas & Friends TrackMaster Motorised engine range, letting pre-schoolers recreate their favourite scenes.

The Digs & Discoveries specials will be previewed exclusively at the 4D Cinema at Drayton Manor for park guests from 7 to 14 July and launching on DVD in October.


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