I start off with a Zoo update and there's lots of work going on. The monkeys have a new improved home.
The Ducks have now gone so work on the penguins new home should start very soon
Not sure what animal gonna be going in here
The old Dinosaur area entrance has been fenced off
Now onto the theme park
If u remember in my last update the Flying Dutchman was in pieces well it's been all repainted [URL=http://s146.photobucket.com/user/djsavo81/media/2017-04/1782BB36-AA81-4D63-94A4- 4EA654EA01EC_zpsezhwbcyk.jpg.html][/URL]
Pandemonium is getting repainted and new theming added
There's a new stage area by the food court
StormForce 10 is having major work doing to it
Apocalypse Was closed when I went they were testing it all day. I think they were working on the 5th side
The arcades from outside that been painted and new theming added.
There was also a new arcades build by storm force and other games added around the park in booths
Also new lockers
The dodgems have had major work doing to them this year.
And I finish off with a picture of the rethemed coaster with the new gift shop in the back ground
The parks raised the minimum height of the buffalo coaster to 1.05m and the drunken barrels 1.1m tall. My little girl was so upset as them to rides were her favourite. I asked about the buffalo coaster reason and they said it was to keep the queues down as it's still missing the front end of the train.
I got a season pass this year so there will be lots of picture updates up to the 27th Oct.
There has been a serious incident at Drayton Manor today on their Splash Canyon Rapids ride. The park has been shut and security is turning cars away from the park. An air ambulance was seen landing at the park.
Statement from the West Midlands Ambulance Service:
"West Midlands Ambulance Service can confirm it was called to reports of a patient in the water at Drayton Manor Park, Tamworth, at 2.18pm this afternoon.
An ambulance, a senior paramedic officer, a paramedic area support officer, a rapid response paramedic, a community first responder and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Staffordshire were sent to the scene. The first resource was on scene within seven minutes.
Is it possible she was messing about and standing up? The amount of times I have seen people standing up on rapids to avoid the waves (including my own friends) is ridiculous. I don't want to speculate but I'm sure considering the age of the ride that if someone was to be thrown out due to the force of the waves, it would've happened by now.
I have also been thrown around at that spot too. But this is a rapids ride, and you have to rememeber that. It is designed to be rocky and wavy, so to be thrown a little is to be expected. If these rapids were so dangerous then this would have happened long ago.
Ride count since the beginning of 2015: 1399! Ride count 2019: 247! Cred count: 80!
"An 11-year-old girl has died following an incident at Drayton Manor Theme Park this afternoon.
West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to reports of a patient who had fallen into water at 2.18pm.
An ambulance, a senior paramedic officer, a paramedic area support officer, a rapid response paramedic, a community first responder and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Staffordshire, with a MERIT trauma doctor on board, were sent to the scene. The first resource was on scene within seven minutes.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “On arrival, crews discovered a girl with serious injuries who had been rescued from the water by park staff.
“Ambulance staff administered advanced life support before the girl was flown to Birmingham Children’s Hospital with the doctor continuing treatment en-route.
“Unfortunately, shortly after arrival at hospital it became apparent nothing could be done to save her and she was confirmed deceased."