Drayton Manor Park

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  1. John_P

    John_P TowersStreet Member

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    I'd imagine they want it sorted now so if the old business does go into administration (which seems likely) then they'll be able to claim some of the fine, if it happened after administration they might not be entitled to anything.
     
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  2. AT86

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    It already is in administration.
     
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  3. imanautie

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    Presumably that's because an administration without any real assets will end in a liquidation which is bad.
     
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    No, they won't. The company they own, Drayton Manor Park Ltd, will be fined. Given that company is in Administration, whatever is fined will become an unsecured claim against the company, and end up being paid to the tune of a tiny fraction of whatever it is set as; if at all.

    The directors of that company, past and present, have no personal liability or legal culpability in this plea whatsoever.
     
  5. Themeparksandy1981

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    That’s what I said when it does go to Court whatever fine they get will go to Drayton Manor Park ltd not Drayton Manor resort Ltd

    It’s shocking how much Drayton owe the banks as they really been in debt since 2000
    https://find-and-update.company-information.service.gov.uk/company/00477404/charges?page=2
     
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    Many companies are in debt to be fair, Merlin in particular.
     
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    Very sad news.

    How on earth does a fire start in a toilet block though? Faulty wiring perhaps?

    Surely this is the end now for them. What a nightmare they've had for last few years. The rapids tragedy, the flood, covid and now this...
     
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    It's true that Drayton Manor have had their worst year in the 70 years they've been around, maybe except for 2017.

    The fire started in the Thomas Land expansion toilets, most likely due to a fault with electrical heaters. The fire has been known to spread to a nearby Thomas Land shop but no rides have been reported to be damaged.

    One thing you've got to keep in mind however is the smoke damage. It's not something you think about much until you realise the damage is can actually cause.
     
  10. Pleasure Beach Valhalla

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    Bad luck follows them around like a plague! Any ride damaged yet?
     
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    Last night was a weird one when watching the updates, I understand and respect there are big adult followers of Thomas. But It’s the whole watching people go crazy about the Thomas exhibition that was something I was not expecting it. As I said I fully respect if that’s your hobby/lifestyle but to honestly get more concerned about wether a toy train has melted then if the park was damaged or if the animals was safe was something I was not expecting.
     
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    Fingers crossed that none of the TL rides are damaged/destroyed, as thqt is the most popular area if the park.
     
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    Here is a short video of the fire from a drone:

     
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  14. Themepark-newbie

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    Drayton have had such rotten luck this year. Fingers crossed all ok. Never good, but the best possible time and gives them the longest to get sorted for February half term.
     
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    I've heard that the park won't be opening for February Half Term next year, however this decision was made before the fire. I can see them not even opening for March if I'm being honest.
     
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    We all need to support this park otherwise they could go the same way as American Adventure and Camelot! I'm glad that i visited in October to give them my support after a difficult year!
     
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    A nice touch!

     
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    Statement from Staffordshire Fire & Rescue:

     
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    Sounds like everyone did their job as well as they could which seems promising
     

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