Advantages Excellent rides, suitable for everyone
Disadvantages Price is high for some people
I have now visited Drayton Manor Park about five or six times during the last ten years or so, and it has never failed to be a fun day out, and money well spent. The park has this year been voted to be the best family day out throughou the whole of the UK, which as far as I know, is pretty accurate.The park is not in the same league as Alton Towers for example. But you do not pay the price ofalton towers, or have to queue for anywhere near as long as at Alton Towers. My most recent visit the the park, was last month (April 2007) and the longest i had to queue for was about 55 mins, This was for Maelstrom (pictured). This is not bad, as i have known people who have queued for 3 hours plus for rides at Alton Towers.
As mentioned before, the prices are relative of the size of the theme park
Age 12+ (Adult) £16 to £19
Ages 4-11 £12 to £15
Under 4's Free of charge
Disabled Visitor £9 to £11.50
Age 60+ £8 to £9.50
For local people to the park there are also season tickets available. A standard adult season ticket is £78.00, or a family ticket (2 adults, 2 children) costs £226.00. If you think you would probably like to visit the park more than 5 times in a year, then this type of ticket would be well worth purchasing.However, if you are looking at a one off trip to the theme park, there are sometimes ticket offers in the newspapers. (usually local papers in the surrounding areas of the park). After all, something for free is better than nothing!!!
----------Opening Times & Dates----------The theme park opens for the first time each year in March, and closes near to the end of October. Obviously this will change slightly from year to year, but this year (2007) the dates are 24th March, and 28th October. There are a few dates that in September and October the park closes, so it would be good to check their website to ensure you dont plan your visit on one of these closed days.
The park opens to visitors at 9.30AM, and the rides open at 10.30AM. The park closes at either 5 or 6PM. Although the queues to some of the big rides may close before the advertised closing time, in order for them to get everyone through.----------The Rides---------- On all of these rides in this section, the tallest height restriction for these rides is 1.4 metres, so they are suitable for most people who visit the park. A full list of the height restrictions can be found at the bottom of this review.
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