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Monday, 10 August 2009

Busy summer expected at Draton Manor Theme Park


DRAYTON Manor Theme Park, near Tamworth, Staffordshire, is expecting a busy summer despite Met Office predictions of unsettled weather throughout August.

The Met Office forecast for August was in stark contrast with the seasonal prediction issued in April, which claimed the UK was “odds on for a barbecue summer.” Some families may have been disappointed by the forecast, but those planning to visit Drayton Manor can rest assured they will still have great day out at the award-winning attraction.

All of the theme park’s thrilling rides, including G-Force, Apocalypse, Shockwave and Pandemonium, can be enjoyed in any weather. There’s also water coaster, Stormforce 10, to enjoy, which has long been popular with people who are happy to get soaked.

In addition to the outdoor rides, a new 4D Cinema opened earlier this year, allowing the whole family to get out of the rain and watch a film in 3D, whilst seated in chairs that react to scenes in the film by moving up and down, releasing bursts of air, bubbles and various smells.

Drayton Manor’s popular Thomas Land™ attraction is also unaffected by the weather, which means families can still enjoy the 12 themed rides based on the popular Thomas & Friends™ characters.

Thomas fans of all ages will also enjoy the new Discover Thomas & Friends Exhibition, which is indoors at Farmer McColl’s Farm. The whole set has been painstakingly recreated to scale for enthusiasts to enjoy, featuring the familiar sights from the Island of Sodor and many of its most famous engines including Rosie, Edward, Terence, Trevor and Bulgy.

Those seeking cover from the rain can also spend some time in the theme park’s arcade, or visit one the numerous cafes and restaurants to enjoy some refreshments and dry off.

Colin Bryan, Managing Director, Drayton Manor Theme Park, comments: “We’ve already had lots of rainy days this year, but more families are choosing to holiday in the UK this summer and our mix of indoor and outdoor attractions means people are still enjoying a great day out come rain or shine.

“The Met Office has got weather predictions wrong before, so I would advise people not to worry about the weather and to come along to Drayton Manor because I’m sure they’ll have a fantastic time.”

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