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Want to keep up with the latest Drayton Manor news, including new attraction announcements, details of special events and updates on temporary ride closures? You've come to the right place!

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Air Race
Wednesday, January 22, 2014 10:49

Drayton Manor has revealed that it will add a Zamperla Air Race attraction for the 2014 season - making it the only theme park in the UK to add a thrill ride for the new season.

Hogwarts Castle at night
Sunday, December 22, 2013 08:57

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Winston's Whistle-Stop Tour
Tuesday, July 23, 2013 10:52

The new Winston's Whistle-Stop Tour monorail ride opened on Friday, July 19, 2013 in Drayton Manor's popular Thomas Land area.

Big Thunder Mountain
Thursday, June 06, 2013 10:20

Track completed for Seven Dwarfs Mine Train at Disney's Magic Kingdom, Ratatouille takes shape at Walt Disney Studios and Islands of Adventure's Jurassic Park area set for overhaul.

Thursday, June 06, 2013 10:16

Drayton Manor has confirmed that a new ride, Winston's Whistle Stop Tour, will open on July 19, 2013 to mark the fifth anniversary of the opening of its popular Thomas Land area.

The Grill Inn
Wednesday, May 22, 2013 10:02

Drayton Manor's The Grill Inn restaurant has launched a new menu, which includes a range of burgers named after the theme park's most popular thrill rides.

SeaWorld Orlando killer whales
Friday, April 05, 2013 10:46

Alton Towers to close The Sanctuary on April 14, SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment pushes forward with IPO and the truth revealed about Walt Disney World's Toy Story characters.

Friday, April 05, 2013 10:32

Drayton Manor has revealed that the new ride to be added to Thomas Land in summer 2013 will be themed around Winston, the inspection vehicle seen in the Thomas & Friends series.

The Simpsons Ride
Thursday, March 14, 2013 10:47

A photo update on construction work at Universal Studios Florida, Outlaw Run roller coaster debuts at Silver Dollar City and is Springfield on its way to Universal Studios Hollywood?

A Fish Story
Thursday, March 14, 2013 10:23

Drayton Manor will host a new film in its 4-D theatre during the 2013 season, with A Fish Story being shown in the 152-seat venue.

GateKeeper concept art
Tuesday, March 05, 2013 10:01

Alton Towers' The Smiler set to smash coaster inversion record, Universal Studios Florida opens Transformers store and Cedar Point prepares to start GateKeeper testing.

Thomas Land at Drayton Manor
Tuesday, March 05, 2013 09:55

With the park's 2013 season set to kick off on March 15, Drayton Manor has revealed that a new ride will open in the Thomas Land area this summer.


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