James and the Red Balloon

Follow the sounds of whistles and toots, look for the red balloon in the sky, and make sure you’re one of the first to enjoy our amazing new James and the Red Balloon attraction by booking a stay and play package at our 4* hotel and make your Thomas Land visit unforgettable.

This exciting balloon ride will take Thomas fans high up in the air above Thomas Land. Choose a red balloon, climb in, and be delighted by a brand-new adventure on the Island of Sodor. As described in the famous television series:
‘THE BALLOON COULD BE SEEN BY EVERYONE ON THE ISLAND OF SODOR’

Ride Facts:

  • Opened in 2015

Restrictions:

  • Children under 1m must be accompanied by an adult
  • 3 guests are permitted per basket including a maximum of 1 adult.
  • No smoking
  • No food & drink

Do not ride if you:

  • Are an expectant mother
  • Have recently had surgery or have existing health conditions
  • Have heart problems

Ride type

Ride type

Family Rides
Areas

Areas

Thomas Land
Height

Height

For guests under 0.9m
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Height

For guests 0.9m and over
Height

Height

For guests 1.0m and over
Height

Height

For guests 1.1m and over
Height

Height

For guests 1.2m and over
Height

Height

For guests 1.3m and over
Height

Height

For guests 1.4m and over