River Rapids (Drayton Manor Resort)

River Rapids
Drayton Manor Resort
Location Fazeley, Staffordshire, England, UK
Coordinates 52°36′44″N 1°42′59″W / 52.612209°N 1.716259°W / 52.612209; -1.716259
Status Operating since 1993
Rider height
  • Minimum: 120 cm
  • Maximum: 196 cm
Manufacturer Intamin
Product River Rapids
Capacity 9 per boat

River Rapids is a River Rapids ride built by Swiss manufacturer Intamin currently located at Drayton Manor Resort in Fazeley, Staffordshire, England, UK.


The ride originally opened in 1993 as Splash Canyon Rapids and was themed around a western mining town. Following an unfortunate accident in May 2017, the ride was closed.

The ride reopened on 11 August 2021 as part of a new themed area named Adventure Cove. The refurbished ride features new 9-seater boats (replacing the original 6-seaters), similar to those used on Infinity Falls at SeaWorld Orlando, and sports a new vibrant maritime theme.


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