I'd quite like it to be owned by merlin, for similar reasons to stealthsmiler, I want it on my MAP. I've never gone due to it being a 2 hour drive, but if I could get in on my Merlin pass, I'd definitely consider it.
Unfortunately, it won't. Even though I've never been, Drayton Manor has some really good and unique rides, and doesn't need to sell to Merlin.
If Merlin do buy it (and I'm talking way in the future here), I would like to see it kept the same, but with some nice Merlin investments for all the family.
Burniel | Great at theme park knowledge, not so great at designing signatures.