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Re: Drayton Manor

Thu Oct 25, 2018 10:01 am

Sad times.. that ride had a very unique element that only a handful of coasters have in the world.. will definitely miss that lift, and the tight as hell top hat! such a shame, but hopefully Drayton can pull something out that is reliable and a thrilling family ride
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Re: Drayton Manor

Sat Mar 16, 2019 12:10 am

Any News on this years new attraction, I feel Drayton has seen little investment over the last few years.......
 
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Re: Drayton Manor

Sun Mar 17, 2019 11:09 am

I know that Drayton Manor was going to be getting an S&S launched coaster in the next few years, but that that was cancelled because of uncertainty in the value of the pound over Brexit.

Drayton have said that they have no intention of trying to change their target market, so it looks like we’ll probably be getting some more family rides, or perhaps another expansion to Thomas land.
 
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Re: Drayton Manor

Thu Oct 17, 2019 8:42 pm

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-stoke-staffordshire-50088642

There's going to be a criminal prosecution over the girl who died on the ride. Unless there are facts which haven't been made public, this seems a stupid prosecution. She was standing up on a ride where you're told to stay in your seats, that had been running for 25 years without an incident.  What are they supposed to do, have staff standing every 25m on the million to one chance someone falls out? Seatbelts on rapids rides are dubious given rafts have flipped in the past.

This could be pretty dire for the future of the park too.

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