Drayton Manor Park

Wilko

TS Member
I'm booked in for the Night at the Manor on the Sat night, then a family day with the fireworks on the Sunday. Glad that's included in our annual pass price, just the extra for the Night at the Manor part.
 

DistortAMG

TS Member
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Pirates of the Caribbean (DLP)
10 minute firework show over 1 night..

Nah I think I'll pass thanks. The free ones put on by Tamworth Council are longer and as of recently, better.

Sounds like they are trying to usher the fireworks out. No wonder they are free for passholders, they couldn't possibly charge for a silly 10 minute display. People will kick off.
 
The fact that Shockwave’s station was painted isn’t in any way a sign that the ride will be staying. Their plan could be to remove the coaster but keep the station building for other purposes. It could even be used as a station for a potential new coaster.
 

Squiggs

TS Team
They not allowed to built another coaster on that site.
This is surely not actually true at this point.

As I understand it, this is based on the fact that technically Shockwave shouldn't have received planning permission back in 1994, given its location. However, there has now been a rollercoaster of that size on the site for nearly 30 years, so I think the planning authorities would now look at the site with much more sympathy if the park were essentially replacing like for like.
 

Dave

TS Founding Member
Good point, I was more thinking along the lines of submitting a planning application. I don’t know if they’d have any issues with that as well?

You wouldn’t need planning permission, Nemesis required a confirmation of approval as they where changing the noise characteristics with the sand filled track and they are adding an extra support. If you do nothing different you don’t need permission. It’s like re-roofing your house.
 

DistortAMG

TS Member
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Pirates of the Caribbean (DLP)
I am pretty certain the deal with Shockwave is that they could build another coaster on the site.

The issue comes specifically with the turnaround after the double corkscrew. That turnaround goes closer to deer park houses than the planners and residents originally realised. A total oversight on their behalf. So I suspect if a different coaster was ever to be built, they would just have to pull it in a bit from that turnaround. Still absolutely loads of room for coaster which they absolutely would get planning permission for.

Not sure where that rumour started about them not being able to build another coaster there, it is only the turnaround back to the station that was an issue for the planners and residents.

It has been said in the past, that if they were to try and get Shockwave built now, due to said turnaround it would almost certainly be denied. That is probably where the confusion comes from.
 
I am pretty certain the deal with Shockwave is that they could build another coaster on the site.

The issue comes specifically with the turnaround after the double corkscrew. That turnaround goes closer to deer park houses than the planners and residents originally realised. A total oversight on their behalf. So I suspect if a different coaster was ever to be built, they would just have to pull it in a bit from that turnaround. Still absolutely loads of room for coaster which they absolutely would get planning permission for.

Not sure where that rumour started about them not being able to build another coaster there, it is only the turnaround back to the station that was an issue for the planners and residents.

It has been said in the past, that if they were to try and get Shockwave built now, due to said turnaround it would almost certainly be denied. That is probably where the confusion comes from.
Colin said at 1 of his talks at a ECC meets . The locals moaned about the noise and tried to get it closed so they wouldn’t have that problem again filled the track of G-Force with sand.
I wonder how they will get planning permission at the top end of the park as the locals got the enterprise removed and could only got permission to replace it if the ride was enclosed.
 
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