Isle of Man theme park idea raised in Tynwald

A THEME park should be built to halt the decline in Manx tourism.

That’s the dream of George Waft MLC who suggested in Tynwald that a Thomas the Tank Engine theme park would provide an attraction for young children and their families. Mr Waft insisted the Isle of Man needed to provide something new for young families to do. He said he was not proposing an Alton Towers or Legoland.

All children, he said, could name Henry, Gordon, James and all of the other characters in Rev W. Awdry’s Thomas the Tank Engine books that were set in the fictional island of Sodor based, of course, on the Isle of Man.

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