Drayton Manor Set for a Record-Breaking Season
Drayton Manor Theme Park is kicking of its record-breaking 2012 season on Saturday 17th March.
Open daily until 4th November, the award-winning theme park, located near Tamworth, Staffordshire, has big plans for its 62nd year, including staging a number of Guinness World Record attempts.
There will also be several special activities planned throughout the season, including some fantastic new live shows performed on the stage above the parkâ€™s Ben 10: Ultimate Mission rollercoaster as well as shows performed in Thomas Landâ„˘ as part of its fifth year celebrations.
Europeâ€™s only Thomas Land features 20 rides and attractions based on the ever-popular Thomas & Friendsâ„˘ series.
This year, thereâ€™s also a new film showing in the 4D Cinema called The Little Prince, based on the famous book of the same name written by Antoine De Saint-Exupery and published in 1943. This book has been translated into more than 250 languages and dialects and sold more than 80 million copies, making it one of the best-selling books of all time.
The film follows the adventures of a prince who uses his magical wand to journey from one universe to another and from planet to planet in search of his lost rose. The prince is joined by his fox friend and together they battle a mechanical dragon, ride flying sheep and rescue a friendly giant. Visitors will watch visually stunning Little Prince in 3D while seated in chairs that react to scenes in the film, such as moving, releasing bursts of air and sprays of water.
Drayton Manor has a fantastic variety of thrill rides, including the adrenaline-inducing drop-tower, Apocalypse, stand-up coaster, Shockwave, the splash-tastic log flume, Stormforce 10, and stomach-churning gyro-swing, Maelstrom.
Thereâ€™s also a 15-acre zoo within the theme parkâ€™s grounds, which houses a Sumatran tiger, monkeys and primates, a meerkat mob, and a pair of highly endangered black leopards, as well as various birds of prey and reptiles.
For visitors travelling from further afield or simply looking to turn a day trip into an overnight stay, thereâ€™s also the luxurious four-star Drayton Manor Hotel. It has 150 bedrooms, including 15 Thomas & Friends themed family rooms, each with a unique hand-painted scene on the wall and ceiling, themed bunk beds, and train track patterned carpets in the corridors leading to each room. For further details, special offers, or to book a room go to http://www.draytonmanorhotel.com/.
For further information, or to pre-book discounted entry tickets, visit http://www.draytonmanor.co.uk/ or call 0844 472 1960. For regular updates and news about Drayton Manor Theme Park join us on Twitter www.twitter.com/Draytonmanor and Facebook www.facebook.com/Draytonmanorpark.