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|Location||Drayton Bassett, Staffordshire, England, UK|
Drayton Manor Theme Park is an amusement park, zoo and hotel in Fazeley near Birmingham, England. It was opened by George & Vera Bryan at Easter 1950, and remained in control of the Bryan family until 2020, when it was purchased by the Looping Group.
The park is built on the grounds of a mansion which was demolished in 1926. The only remaining building is a clock tower, which is situated beside the entrance to the park.
On 12 March 2008, the new Thomas Land area was officially opened. Replacing the former Robinsons Land area, it is the second area based on the Thomas and Friends brand, the first opened at Fuji-Q Highland in 1998. The park opens the Thomas Land area during the winter months for special events.
In August 2011, an onsite restaurant and a hotel with Thomas and Friends themed rooms were opened.
The partial opening of the park was postponed in February 2020 due to flooding. It reopened on February 29th. On 18 March, Drayton Manor announced it would be closed until further notice due to the coronavirus pandemic.
On 3 August 2020, the park was purchased by the Looping Group as part of a pre-pack administration package.
|Roller||Accelerator||Vekoma||Shuttle||April 21, 2011||Operating|
|Roller||Shockwave||Intamin||Stand-Up||March 26, 1994||Operating|
|Roller||Troublesome Trucks Runaway Coaster||Gerstlauer||Kiddie||March 15, 2008||Operating|
|Roller||G Force||Maurer Söhne||Sit-Down||July 26, 2005||October 2018||Unknown|
|Roller||Jumbo Jet||Schwarzkopf||Sit-Down||1981||1983||Relocated to Atlas Park|
|Roller||Klondike Gold Mine||Pinfari||Sit-Down||1984||2004||Relocated to Funland Hayling Island|
|Roller||Roller Coaster||Unknown||Kiddie||1967 or earlier||1983||Scrapped|
|Roller||Super Dragon||Pinfari||Family||1984||2007||Relocated to Funland Hayling Island|
- ↑ Bromwich, Fred (2006). Drayton Manor - George and Vera Bryan's Memories of a Family Fun Park. Tamworth, Staffordshire, UK: Drayton Manor Theme Park. pp. 19. ISBN 0-9552779-0-6.
- ↑ "Drayton Manor". House and Heritage. https://houseandheritage.org/2017/10/27/drayton-manor/.
- ↑ "Thomas Land ‘pulls into’ Drayton Manor Theme Park". Blooloop. https://blooloop.com/news/thomas-land-pulls-into-drayton-manor-theme-park/.
- ↑ "Drayton Manor Hotel and Grill Inn Turn Five!". Drayton Manor. https://www.draytonmanor.co.uk/blog/time-alive-drayton-manor-hotel-grill-inn-restaurant-turn-five/.
- ↑ "Drayton Manor Theme Park reopens after flooding". BBC News. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-stoke-staffordshire-51687537. Retrieved 19 March 2020.
- ↑ "Drayton Manor theme park closed due to coronavirus". ITV News. https://www.itv.com/news/central/2020-03-18/drayton-manor-theme-park-closed-due-to-coronavirus/. Retrieved 19 March 2020.
- ↑ "Drayton Manor sold to West Midland Safari Park owners". https://www.shropshirestar.com/news/business/2020/08/03/drayton-manor-park-sold-to-looping-group/.
- Images of the park on NFCA Digital.