Park News - (7/12/16) Drayton Manor has opened a new attraction called VertiGO, a new ropes course attraction that should take about 30 minutes to complete. For the smaller guests they have also built VertiGO Tots, a sort of test version of the attraction. The attractionis not included with general admission however, but you can reserve it in advance online for as little as £3 for children and £5 for adults.
(6/17/16) Drayton Manor Park is proud to celebrate and support the British Armed Forces by offering free entry into the park to all serving and retired military personnel. This is available throughout the park’s 2016 main season, which runs until Friday 28th October.
Military personnel will only need to show their IDs on arrival at the gates for the free entry. Accepted IDs include a valid Military Personal Card, a MOD Card or an Armed Forces Discount Card for serving personnel or a Leaving Certificate, Proof of War Pension, Armed Forces Compensation Card and Armed Forces Discount Card for former personnel.
Additionally, members of the armed forces can also invite their friends and family to enjoy a discounted rate of £18 per ticket at the gate on Armed Forces Day, 25th June 2016. This special offer for friends and family is available during the day and not throughout the season.
(1/12/16) Congratulations to Drayton Manor who is celebrating the close of a record breaking 2015 season in terms of attendance, which saw the park's numbers rise by 10% over 2014. Unfortunately, it seems they were not willing to give out the actual attendance figure itself.
2016 - Tamarin Trail & revised The Haunting - (4/26/16) Drayton Manor has unveiled a new and improved version of The Haunting dark ride experience, twenty years after the ride first opened at the park. "The Haunting is based on the legend of an old vicarage located on the Drayton Manor estate where the sudden passing of the vicar led to a series of strange circumstances and unexplainable events."
(3/2/16) Drayton Manor will open the brand new Tamarin Trail this year, which will take guests "through beautiful planted gardens, allowing children and adults alike to come face to face with a troop of mischievous monkeys. During the trail adventure, guests will be able to get up close and personal with the cute and inquisitive Tamarins and Marmosets, including the White Lipped Tamarin, Red Handed Tamarin, Emperor Tamarin, Cotton Top Tamarin and the Common Marmoset, housed across eight different enclosures. This exciting new attraction is set to open during Easter and will land just in time for the school holidays."
"In the previous iteration of The Haunting, visitors were invited into the spooky vicarage in order to locate people who had gone missing. The new story takes places 20 years later, where after two decades of neglect and abandonment, a company known as Research into Paranormal Activity (RIPA) was called in to resolve the mystery once and for all."
(1/12/16) A new animal exhibit showcasing eight different kinds of tamarins and marmosets, complete with a lush garden path and atmosphere.
2018 - New Attraction - Rumor - (9/23/16) According to a rumor sent my way Drayton Manor may be planning on adding some kind of new family coaster to the park for the 2018 season. Anyone know more?
???? - Hotel Hamilton - Planning - (7/5/13) According to this article, Drayton Manor is planning a new 85 room hotel to be called the Hotel Hamilton, named after their founder, George Herbert Hamilton Bryan. Construction may start as early as 2015 and will have a Spanish style architecture.