Park News - (9/18/15) ThemeParks-UK reports that Drayton Manor will end this season with three nights of fireworks... that will be themed to the alien invasion epic story, "War of the Worlds".
(9/10/15) Drayton Manor has launched something they call the Adult & Toddler ticket option, where an adult accompanied by a child aged three or under can visit the park for just £20. The tickets are only available from Monday through Friday during Staffordshire “term time”. Please contact the park for official details.
2015 - Thomas Land Expansion - Confirmed - (4/9/15) Congrats to Drayton Manor for opening their Thomas Land expansion this week.
(2/23/15) Drayton Manor has confirmed that three new rides will be added to Thomas Land as part of their 2015 £2.5 million capital expansion. The new rides will include: Flynn's Fire Rescue, Captain's Sea Adventure and Toby's Tram Express, plus they will add a two-story Sodor Airport themed building to go along with the existing Jeremy Jet's Flying Academy which will be moved to the new location. The airport terminal building will feature a new cafe and the upstairs will include a balcony for better views of Thomas Land as well as five private party rooms for rent for special events. Look for the new expansion to open by Easter.
(1/21/15) I’m told that one of the new rides opening at Drayton Manor this year in the Thomas Land expansion will be a Toby themed Zamperla Barnyard ride.
(10/29/14) A reader returned from a visit to Drayton Manor and tells us that “a lot of progress has been made on the thomas land expansion , it is quite large and should nearly double the size of the area , they appeared to have laid foundations for at least 3 more rides , the most noticable work has been the construction of a fairly large two storey building at the very back of the new site which has a glass structure on the roof which looks kind of like an air traffic control tower”. Smaller building structures are also going up which could be for carnival game booths.
(10/3/14) A Screamscape reader confirmed that work crews were preparing the lot behind Thomas Land for the 2015 expansion and even has a posted up on a wall confirming it would be ready by Easter 2015. While we still don’t have any hard details, the rumors suggest that a ride or two removed from the Robinson’s Land (which was replaced by Thomas Land), might make a return.
(10/1/14) I don’t know any details, but ThemeParks-UK is reporting that Thomas Land at Drayton Manor will be expanded for the 2015 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.