What let's Drayton down for me is Action Park. The area is so amazingly cramped and small, and G-Force doesn't exactly help. The themeing is vaguley consistent, but the actual themeing doesn't seem to have a theme, it's just the same style and such. And what bemusses me is StormForce10, one of the most popular rides which is advertised in Fishermans Wharf, has an entrance right in Action Park, making it even busier. An entrance in the opposite direction would've been much better. Oh well, it owns the UK's best themed flat, Mealstrom (even though DMP may beat themselves with this.) For a UK park, their themeing is up their and is putting rivalling Altons currently, all they need is the egde of definate areas and the park will have everything Thorpe does and pretty much equal the former.
But Ariel Park has so much potential. It makes no sense as an area theme, but the indivigual rides are each really well themed, it houses some entertainment, and such has a general vibe IMO better than any of Thorpes areas. And it's so great to see it grow! Hopefully their next major coaster will replace the Buffalo in the parks nicest area, and will make great use of the lake, to make a coaster that'll finally and deservingly put them on the map.