Six Flags America has unveiled details of Thomas Town, a new family entertainment area based on the popular Thomas and Friends brand.

Thomas Town marks the Maryland park’s largest expansion in over a decade and will feature eight rides and attractions, along with a new retail store.

John Winkler, president of Six Flags America, said: "Thomas and Friends have entertained and educated more than three generations with messages of teamwork and friendship.

"Now families who visit the park will have a new, permanent, place – the largest in North America – to enjoy and interact with these wonderful characters."