Whistlestop Train (Six Flags Magic Mountain)

Whistlestop Train
Six Flags Magic Mountain
Location Valencia, California, USA
Coordinates 34°25′33″N 118°35′47″W / 34.425972°N 118.596421°W / 34.425972; -118.596421
Park section Bugs Bunny World
Status Operating since June 6, 2008
Rider height 48 inch unaccompanied
Replaced Granny Gran Prix
Manufacturer Metallbau Emmeln
Product Park Express

Whistlestop Train (formerly Thomas the Tank Engine) is a Miniature Railway built by German manufacturer Metallbau Emmeln currently located at Six Flags Magic Mountain in Valencia, California, USA.


In 2007, Six Flags signed a license agreement with HIT Entertainment to open up themed areas based on Thomas & Friends titled "Thomas Town". The Thomas-themed narrow-gauge train ride sat on the footprint formerly home to Granny Gran Prix, one of the park's opening-day attractions. The themed train ride opened with Thomas Town on June 6, 2008, in time for the park's summer season.[1][2]

In October 2010, after exiting bankruptcy, Six Flags announced that they would remove all licensed theming from their parks except for their Warner Bros. license. In 2011, Thomas Town was rebranded as "Whistlestop Park", with the attraction gaining its current name at the start of the 2011 season. The train was repainted red, gray and light blue with Thomas' face replaced with the Whistlestop Park logo, while Annie and Clarabel were repainted in gray with red stripes.


  1. "Thomas Town Opens Today At Six Flags Magic Mountain". Animation World Network (in English). Retrieved 2024-01-26.
  2. "Thomas rolls into Magic Mountain". The Signal. 2008-06-06. p. 7. Retrieved 2024-01-26.
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