Drayton Manor Park

Discussion in 'European Parks and Attractions' started by Matty, 15th Jun 2012.

  1. Skyscraper

    Skyscraper TowersStreet Member

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    Looks like the Wave Swinger has only soft-opened, and will officially open with the rapids once that is ready.

     
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    It had its soft opening this week and officially opens alongside the wave 1 of Adventure Cove today:) with the rapids set to be wave 2 (pardon the pun).
     
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    Sorry for the double post. Looks like the park could be hinting at the rapids opening.
     
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    I really hope so! These rapids are really important for the area and Drayton as a whole. What I really can't wait to know is how many effects they have decided to use. This is important as this means that the other rapids rides in the UK, if they buy these new boats, can add there effects back in.
     
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    The rapids are opening tomorrow:

    How exciting!
     
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    very short notice but great news.
    I can't wait to see what they are like!
     
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    So that video all be confirms wave machines are off.

    Also, why does the woman in the announcement sound like a receptionist at a hospital. (Theme Hospital anyone).
     
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    Will this ride be more 'lazy river' than rapid river? Will see tomorrow I guess!
     
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    I'm expecting somewhere in between but lets see!
     
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  11. Themeparksandy1981

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    I notice on the rapids ride page is up

    Minimum height to ride: 1.2m
    Maximum height to ride: 1.96m


    Anyone under the age of 14 must be accompanied by a responsible person aged 16 or over.
    Guests MUST remain seated and hold onto the centre ring at all times.
    https://www.draytonmanor.co.uk/river-rapids
     
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    Anyone there today?
     
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    Water features.

    Promising.

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  14. JAperson

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    looks great so far!
     
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    the hosepipe pointing at the ride is my least favourite rapids feature.
     
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    Personally, it gives me flashbacks to the rapids at Busch Gardens Tampa; there was one right at the end of the ride, and up to that point, I was actually fairly OK (fairly wet, but certainly not soaked by any means).

    As we were reaching the end of the ride, however, this massive hosepipe came out of nowhere and absolutely drenched me and my sister! It was only us who got soaked by this giant hosepipe, and my parents, along with everyone else on the boat, were laughing at us…
     
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    Oh you've reminded me of some great memories with the family on Congo River Rapids at Alton. The whole family would be on and we'd all have a good laugh at however got soaked by the waterfalls it was always a good laugh.
     
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    Revenge of the GiHo!
     
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    I never remember the waterfalls at AT being that bad, but then it wasn’t normally me that got soaked!

    I do recall a waterfall in a cave at BGT though absolutely soaking a mother in another group on our boat!
     
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    Yeah they were never that powerful but it was a great wind up once you turned the corner and the boat span always great fun.
     
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