Park News - (10/18/13) Drayton Manor will end the season with a bang and feature two nights of fireworks on November 2 and 3.
(9/23/13) Sad news this week as the founder of Drayton Manor passed away at the age of 92. You can read all the details here.
(8/16/13) A new theme park based Guinness World Record was set the other day at Drayton Manor as Birmingham based Free Radio presenter, Giuliano, set the world record for longest marathon ride on a bumper car, clicking in at 26 hours, 51 minutes and 8 seconds.
2014 - Air Race - (1/21/14) Drayton Manor has confirmed to Screamscape that they are indeed adding a new Air Race ride for 2014 as Screamscape posted just yesterday.
“Air Race, will take riders on a stomach-churning aerial adventure, turning their world upside down at a height of up to eight metres. Accommodating up to 24 riders at one time in six, four-seater aeroplanes, ‘pilots’ will experience accelerations of almost 4G as they board the acrobatic aeroplane flight.
Riders will take their seat preparing for take-off, gliding from side to side at increasing heights whilst circling around the control tower. Before long, a series of gravity defying barrel rolls in both directions will have you soaring and diving throughout the air. With banks, loops, dives and weightlessness to test even the most experienced thrill seekers, it promises to be the flight of your life.”
(1/20/14) According to Screamscape sources the new ride coming to Drayton Manor for 2014 will be a Zamperla Air Race.
(1/14/14) So what is the new thrill ride coming to Drayton Manor in 2014? According to ThemeParks-UK it will be located in the Action Park area near Maelstrom, Shockwave and G-Force, but so far no one seems to know what exactly it will be. Anyone care to share?
???? - 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.