The Vamps to Air Race

Drayton ManorPreparations for the launch of Drayton Manor’s brand new thrill ride, Air Race, have been vamped up with the announcement that one of the UK’s hottest pop rock bands, The Vamps, will be officially opening the park's new ride on Saturday 5th July 2014.

New for 2014: Air RaceThe British four-piece band, made up of Bradley Simpson, James McVey, Connor Ball and Tristan Evans, will officially launch the new £1.2 million ride and go on to be the first to ride it at the park this summer, ahead of their highly anticipated debut  headline tour. The boys, whose hits include ‘Can We Dance’ and ‘Last Night’, have ‘High Hopes’ for the new ride.

Air Race will take riders on a stomach-churning aerial adventure, turning their world upside down at a height of up to eight metres. Accommodating up to 24 riders at one time in six, four-seater aeroplanes, ‘pilots’ will experience accelerations of almost 4G as they board the acrobatic aeroplane flight.

Riders will take their seat preparing for take-off, gliding from side to side at increasing heights whilst circling around the control tower. Before long, a series of gravity defying barrel rolls in both directions will have you soaring and diving throughout the air.

With banks, loops, dives and weightlessness to test the most experienced thrill seekers, it promises to be the flight of your life.

The exhilarating new addition will complete the line-up of exciting rides in the Action Park area of the attraction, alongside thrill-seeker favourites Maelstrom, G-Force and Europe’s only stand-up rollercoaster, Shockwave.

Colin Bryan, Managing Director of Drayton Manor, commented:

Adding a new thrill ride to the park is always an exciting occasion, and Air Race is a fantastic addition that is sure to be loved by adults and children alike. Our ongoing investment in new attractions has maintained our status as one of the UK’s leading tourism destinations, and we look forward to the continued development of Drayton Manor Theme Park for years to come.

The new ride represents a £1.2 million investment by Drayton Manor, adding to the continued development of the park in recent years which includes Winston’s Whistle Stop Tour, the new addition for 2013.

Drayton Manor
is also home to Europe’s only Thomas Land attraction, which is home to 21 rides and attractions based on the ever popular Thomas & Friends series. It also boasts a stunning 4D Cinema, as well as a fantastic 15-acre zoo which is home to over 100 different species.  

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