Drayton Manor Park

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  1. Rick

    Rick TowersStreet Member

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    That's pretty poor...
     
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    "Climb aboard Accelertaor and get ready for an incredible adventure."

    Honestly, Drayton - please spellcheck.
     
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    Now this is strange, but interesting:

     
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    They park reopened for the main season Thursday with lots of rides still remain closed inc 4 of the main rides-

    Shockwave
    Appocalypse
    Pandemonium
    Storm Force 10
    Polperro express
    Drayton queen boat.

    Plus on opening day G-force was also closed!

    listed as for maintenance, which considering had 5 months to do isn't good at all! makes you wonder what the real reason is.
     
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    On Facebook I've read a few people now all saying Stormforce 10 is apparently not opening until May/June as major work is being done.
     
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    Wonder what they could be doing?
     
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    Well I'm cancelling my trip until September at this rate, might do Mingerland in April instead
     
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    I honestly reckon accelator theming is better then Ben 10 and the queue line in my opinion is much better it's lighter and very impressive! I reckon all they should do now is just paint the track to match the theme rather then Ben 10 because to me it's Ben 10 colour if I did not release before reaching the entrance I would not of noticed at all ? I reckon personally g force should go for a better coaster as personally too rough and the restraints seem to be really painful! Pirates adventure is a waste of space? Anybody got a idea what's happening with PA ?
     
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    Huh, so a major theme park, with a park entry price of £25/£40, has pretty much its entire thrill ride selection save Maelstrom closed for an entire day (and apparently for a number of weeks for some rides). With that kind of suicidal marketing, I wonder how many asked for a refund.... That's all I can really say from reading that.
     
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    Has Merlin taken over the park?
     
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    Wow, we moan about Merlin/Towers but that is something else! Opening the park with so many headline attractions closed for maintenance is unnacceptable. That is a prime example of a park simply not ready to open.

    :)
     
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    Here is footage of Accelerator's retheme.

    And to be honest it doesn't look that bad(Apart from the tractors in the queueline which I'm sure are meant to be racing cars...)
     
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    Sounds like folk should be thankful it's running full stop!

    This ride is the perfect example of how IPs work and how powerful they are. If this ride had been debuted in this guise it would in no way have attracted the attention that it did as Ben 10.
     
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    Video of new Thomas Land ride (James and the Red Balloon):

     
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    Current ride availability:

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    Closed for maintenance. Expected to open during Whit Week.

    Pandemonium

    Closed for maintenance. Expected to open Mid-Easter.

    Shockwave
    Closed for maintenance.

    Stormforce 10

    Closed for maintenance. Expected to open during Whit Week.

    https://www.draytonmanor.co.uk/rides-and-attractions/rides
     
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    Just saw an advert for Thomas Land on telly.





    Presumably because that's all that is open.
     
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    The park raised the minimum height of the buffalo coaster to 1.05m and the drunken barrels 1.1m tall. My little girl was so upset as them two rides were her favourite. I asked about the buffalo coaster reason and they said it was to keep the queues down as it's still missing the front end of the train.
     
  18. AstroDan

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    Do we know why DMP suddenly seem to have all these ride issues?

    Never been a major issue on recent visits.

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    I assume because they have been taken over by Merlin on the sly...?
     
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    Shockwave is now open. Not sure about Pandemonium's reason for closure.

    Polperro is closed because when you have contractors working on Stormforce, it's not ideal to have the train running.
     

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