Thomas Land

Drayton Manor Theme Park

In 2015 we were approached by Katapult Design in Derby to help them refresh two branded retail outlets within the Thomas World experience at Drayton Manor Theme Park.

 Our remit was to work on both the main retail space and Sir Tophams; which is a smaller unit where the design team cleverly developed space saving opportunities and optimised all available merchandising areas. 

During the project we worked closely with Katapult to develop the designs into reality and bring the Thomas the Tank Engine shop to life. We introduced themed pay points, a trompe l'oeil effect tunnel, interactive signals, bespoke lighting features, individual freestanding merchandise stands, a play tunnel and themed shelving stands. 

The display units we built had to be robust and easy to maintain as well as being aesthetically pleasing and within the Thomas brand guidelines. 

Our Client: Drayton Manor Theme Park

Design: Katapult Design

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STAFF FOCUS: Tim DeCoste, Interactives Workshop Manager

Q: Name?
A: Tim DeCoste but they call me moose now there’s four Tims.

Q: What and where did you study?
A: Seaquam secondary school in my motherland of Canada. University didn’t seem challenging enough so I went to major in waterparks abroad.

Q: How long have you worked at Paragon Creative?
A: 3 years this month.

Q: What development / training have you undertaken since joining the team?
A: IOSH managing safely and the ever-important manual handling and fire warden training. And of course the sage mentoring of Jon Myers (Operations Director) and Chris Nuttall (Technical Director).

Q: Favourite Project to work on and why?
A: Dig It Dubai Springs. It was an achievable project that has resulted in a great success which is always a boost knowing the work our department put in to it, I’m sure others did OK as well. I also got to be involved in the installation, something I don’t often get to be a part of, luckily I still have my old work boots so I almost blended in seamlessly if not for my eloquent speaking and perfect hair.

Q: What do you like about working at Paragon?
A: Everyday poses a new challenge. It’s also close to home so that’s nice.

Q: Dream project to work on?
A: If we could do something ice hockey or maple syrup based I’d be very much in my comfort zone.

Q: What does your department do?
A: Builds big toys!
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Moose!!

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Go moose eh 🤙

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No dad !!! Don’t make me wear it !!

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Moose? You'll always be Diego to me

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