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I’m always looking for ways to get my kids to play with the toys they already have. Sometimes all it takes is a new way to play with them. That’s what happened when my family got the new Thomas Super Station from Walmart.

My Kids LOVE Trains

We got our wooden train table when my oldest was 18 months old. He always spent a long time at the train table exhibit at our local children’s museum.

So, we found one used and I was in awe that he would play there for hours by himself and I could actually get stuff done around the house!

He’s been solidly playing with his Thomas trains for years. It’s great because that’s what my family usually gets him for birthday or holiday gifts.

But, they don’t always understand how many different train sets there are and we now have a mix of Wooden Railway, TrackMaster, and Thomas & Friends Adventures.

Thomas Super Station is Compatible

The number one reason I love the Thomas Super Station is that it can be used with any size Thomas engine!

Photo of the trains that come with the Thomas Super Station #thomassuperstation #thomasandfriends #haroldthehelicopter #percy #toysforpreschoolers #trainset
My son LOVED that Thomas is battery powered! Photo credit: Marcie Cheung

This set comes with pieces from Wooden Railway, TrackMaster, Thomas & Friends Adventures and MINIS.

Photo of Thomas MINIS on the Thomas Super Station, available at Walmart #thomassuperstation #thomasandfriends #ThomasMINIS #playset
There are so many places to store those cute Thomas MINIS we get in surprise bags! Photo credit: Marcie Cheung

We were so excited to see that it worked with mini trains! If you have a Thomas the train advent calendar, they come with mini trains. Now you can use them to decorate this set. It works with the MINIS trains from those blind bags, too!

Photo of Thomas Wooden Railway trains on the Thomas Super Station, available at Walmart #thomassuperstation #thomasandfriends #woodentrain #woodenrailway
We took our well-loved trains for a test drive! Photo credit: Marcie Cheung

If you have been gifted random Thomas trains, chances are they will work on this track. We had a huge supply of trains of all sizes that we tested out, including really old trains that we were gifted from friends plus a set from Japan!

So, that means your child can add any Thomas & Friends set to their holiday wish list and you won’t have to worry if it works with the Thomas Super Station.

Setting it Up

Setting up the Thomas & Friends Super Station was pretty straight-forward. It comes with a detailed instruction booklet.

Photo of the Thomas Super Station in one of the track configurations #thomassuperstation #thomasandfriends #giftsforpreschoolers #giftsfortoddlers
Since we had lots of room, my son chose this configuration. Photo credit: Marcie Cheung

Everything is labeled pretty clearly and it took us about 25 minutes to assemble it.

My husband and I set up the actual station part and then our 4 year old was in charge of the tracks.

Photo of the train tracks from the Thomas Super Station, available at Walmart #thomassuperstation #trainset #traintracks #toysforkids #toys
My son was able to connect most of the track all by himself. Photo credit: Marcie Cheung

I loved how the train tracks have clearly marked numbers on the back (like S2, CS, etc.) My preschooler followed the instructions to build the track design.

Since there are a few ways to configure the Thomas Super Station, it was nice that we could try out a few track options.

Track Adapters

Remember when I said that the Thomas Super Station is compatible with all the Thomas & Friends trains? The track is ALSO compatible with Thomas & Friends tracks you already own.

Photo of the Thomas Super Station adapter, making it compatible with Thomas Wooden Railway, Thomas TrackMaster, Thomas & Friends, and Thomas MINIS #thomassuperstation #thomasandfriends #trainset #traintracks
The track adapter pieces make it easy to connect existing Wooden Railway or TrackMaster tracks. Photo credit: Marcie Cheung

This set comes with track adapters that you can use at the ends of the ramps. We call this the “special piece” in our house because it instantly transforms the entire play set.

We have a ton of wooden train tracks that we can now play with in a new way.

The first thing my son wanted to build was a long train track all the way to “Daddy’s office.”

What’s Included in the Thomas Super Station

As I said before, there are multiple ways you can configure this Thomas playset. But, if you are short on space, you can even remove the legs to create a micro-layout.

Photo of the Thomas Super Station, a train set that makes a great holiday gift for preschoolers #thomassuperstation #trainset #toys
The top layer has lots of storage for trains. Photo credit: Marcie Cheung

The way the Thomas Super Station is designed, kids can store more than 100 engines of different sizes. There’s even little spots to attached MINIS vertically!

Photo of Harold the Helicopter and his helipad on the Thomas Super Station #thomassuperstation #harold #thomasandfriends #toys
There’s even a helipad for Harold! Photo credit: Marcie Cheung

The playset features iconic Sodor locations including:

  • Tidmouth Sheds
  • Brendam Docks
  • Knapford Station
  • The Sodor Steamworks
  • The Dieselworks
  • Blue Mountain Quarry
  • and the SSRC with Harold’s helipad

Plus, you get more than 35 feet of track, cargo pieces, adapter pieces, two racetracks, floor play and more!

What My Preschooler Thinks of It

We’ve had this Thomas & Friends Super Station for more than one month and it’s still getting lots of daily use.

Photo of Cranky and his cargo lift in the Thomas Super Station, available at Walmart #thomassuperstation #cranky #trainset #toys
Cranky’s cargo lift is a most-used feature! Photo credit: Marcie Cheung

He really likes playing with Cranky. His crane can go up and down and has a cargo lift. My son likes to put engines in the cargo lift.

Photo of the turntable on the Thomas Super Station playset for kids #thomassuperstation #thomasandfriends #toys
This turntable is another cool part in this Thomas Super Station. Photo credit: Marcie Cheung

Plus, there’s a stop-track lever on the turntable. My son has a lot of fun using it to stop his battery-powered TrackMaster trains and have the switch directions.

He had a lot of fun bringing out all his trains to see how many he could fit on the Thomas Super Station (we got up to 72 trains before we ran out!)

He even insisted that we pick up a few more MINIS to “decorate” this playset!

What I Think of It

Before we got the Thomas Super Station from Walmart, my oldest wasn’t playing with his trains as much as he used to.

But, now he’s excited to play with it every day!

Photo of the Thomas Super Station train set for kids. #thomassuperstation #thomasandfriends #preschoolers
My 4 year old plays with this Thomas Super Station all the time! Photo credit: Marcie Cheung

We’re also getting much more use out of all our Thomas playsets because they are compatible.

And it’s been a huge hit for play dates! There’s enough room that several kids can play with it at the same time.

Plus, I’ve noticed that with the track adapters, the kids can play with the Thomas & Friends Super Station while others build more tracks featuring other playsets!

With my toddler being train-obsessed, I know we’re going to get several more years of play out of it!

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Marcie writes the family travel blog Marcie in Mommyland. When she's not traveling the world, she's home in Seattle with her husband and two little boys.


    • Do it! Playing with trains is so good for their brain development! My kids love putting the tracks together because it’s like a puzzle!

  1. Most of the kids love the trains, This would be a really cool gift for anyone. A kid will never be bored with this, it can have so many configurations.

  2. Oh I’m sooo glad to see Thomas the Tank Engine is still thriving! I loved it as a kid.

  3. Such a fun toy. My son would have loved this when he was little. He loved Thomas the train but has since out grown it!

  4. Catherine Santiago Jose Reply

    My daughter really loves riding on a train that is why she loves Thomas so much and I am sure once she sees this she will ask me to buy it for her.

  5. Kristine Nicole Alessandra Reply

    Thomas is one of the best toy that my daughter’s love and I am sure she will love to have this for her birthday.

  6. Kristy Bullard Reply

    My son loved playing with Thomas the Train toys when he was younger. He could play with them all day!

  7. I can think of someone right now that would like to have the Super Station. I may have to get it for them for Christmas.

  8. In the first look, I thought that it was made of Lego blocks. This is such an amazing toy to keep kids occupied for hours!

  9. Geraline Batarra Reply

    This Thomas Super Station set is so beautiful and I am sure my son will love to have this.

  10. I don’t have kids yet, so I don’t know what they will like. But I do know that my bf’s nephews will like Thomas and such train toys! Looking at it feels like back to childhood all over again~

  11. Most guys like vehicles such as cars, aeroplanes and trains, so this Thomas Super station is definitely many boys’ dream toy when they are young. I like how they are big and doesn’t have small pieces that will be dangerous!

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