What's New at Drayton Manor
The popular home of Thomas & Friends has been expanded for 2015 with three new rides.
With new rides plus a stunning Sodor Airport terminal, Thomas Land has even more to create a magical day out for Thomas fans. The new rides are Flynn’s Fire Rescue, Captain’s Sea Adventure and Toby’s Tram Express.
Thomas Land also features themed rides Cranky's Drop Ride, Harold's Heli Tours, Crazy Bertie Bus, Jeremy’s Flying Academy, Rockin Bulstrode, the Blue Mountain Engines, Diesel’s Locomotion Mayhem, Winston’s Whistle Stop Tour and the Troublesome Trucks Rollercoaster.
Thomas the Tank Engine, Percy, James and Rosie go to Farmer McColls Farm where you will also find Terence’s Driving School and a Thomas & Friends Exhibition.
A brand new family thrill ride has taken off at Drayton Manor for 2014. Air Race is located in the Action Park area - alongside many other popular thrill rides including Maelstrom, Shockwave and G-Force.
Air Race takes its 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’ experience accelerations of almost 4G as they board the acrobatic aeroplane flight.
Riders 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 is the flight of your life.
2013 was another big year for Drayton Manor, with the hugely popular Thomas Land celebrating its fifth anniversary and a brand new £750,000 Thomas & Friends ride also being unveiled in the summer holidays.
Winston’s Whistle Stop Tour is based on the track inspection vehicle from the popular TV series and offers riders views across Thomas Land from the attraction which takes riders on a guided monorail tour around a winding track.