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Drayton Manor Discussion Thread

Postby Rooey » Tue Jul 26, 2005 10:09 am

Hey everybody!

This thread is simple! Rather than having a million little threads about everything that goes on at Drayton Manor, this thread is designed to consolidate it all into one user-friendly thread. Feel free to use it to post updates, trip reports, questions, comments, and of course, general discussion. For pictures and videos of the park as well as past updates, see TPR's Park Index Page.

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Below are some links to past updates from the park, you may be interested in. Enjoy!


July 26th, 2005 - G-Force open

March 22nd, 2008 - Photos of the new Thomas Town

February 25th, 2010 - Happy Feet 4D movie coming to Drayton Manor
Mar. 22nd, 2010 - Plan to relieve Drayton Manor traffic in place soon

February 25th, 2011 - Update on new 2011 coaster
April 21st, 2011 - Ben 10 Alien Encounter opens

July 6th, 2013 - New 85-room Hotel Hamilton coming to Drayton Manor!

January 19th, 2014 - Drayton posts a teaser about a new thrill ride!
January 26, 2014 - Zamperla Air Race announced on Facebook

Original Post:

G Force, the Maurer Sohne "X Car Coaster" was officially opened by G4 (trust the UK to get the really big celebs to open a ride - they are a piss poor opera "boy band" who came second in X Factor Talent Show)

Looking at the test video here http://www.xtremecoasters.com/ the ride, to me, seems quite unimpressive. I'm sure the sensation of an inversion taken quite slow with just lap bars is intriguing, but it doesn't look like its packing that much of a punch.

I shall find out for myself with my forthcoming trip to Drayton in a few weeks.

Terrible name too.

PS: Could someone please add a "D" to opened in the title..sorry!
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Postby SharkTums » Tue Jul 26, 2005 10:12 am

Do let us know what you think and take lots of pictures!

I'm quite interested in this ride. I really don't know what to make of it!

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Postby Rooey » Tue Jul 26, 2005 10:14 am

I shall indeed, i am quite intrigued by it to be honest, and i haven't been to Drayton Manor for an age.

On an unrelated note we are planning a trip to California for next year, so i may be asking some advice at some point!

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Postby kenshinmac » Tue Jul 26, 2005 10:28 am

You know truth be told I think that slow loops can be just as thrilling as fast ones because you get the actual sensation of being upside down instead of just a short look at the world inverted.

I think it would be really fun on that ride but I honestly don't know when I will ever get to Drayton Manor. Maybe just maybe Six Flags might bless Elitches with a new unique ride soon. Yeah right... :roll:

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Postby Hicko » Tue Jul 26, 2005 11:34 am

Drayton Manor installed some harder, Faster but louder wheels on the rolling stock Yesterday. Apparently it improves the ride a great deal. They also have another car on the way to the park which will certainly help with capacity.

EDIT. Also just found out that they have also speeded up the lifthill since the video.

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Postby flyby208 » Tue Jul 26, 2005 2:22 pm

:cry: Was driving home from work and had forgoten about this coaster opening and they were talking about it on radio about how good the restraints are for fat people cool :lol: but just watched the video and it sort of looks like it sucks gutted :cry:

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Postby Inferno Insane » Tue Jul 26, 2005 3:07 pm

I wonder if the split up curse that Drayton has will work on G4 (Worked with Steps/Hearsay & Atomic Kitten so far :lol: )

As for G-Force, not sure what to think of it yet, hope it doesn’t disappoint when I visit in October.

Here's some Opening Day Pictures from a RCCGB Member who was there - http://www.smilers-photos.fotopic.net/c630348.html

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Postby Stitch » Tue Jul 26, 2005 3:26 pm

I have to commend Maurer Shone, they are making these innovative coasters instead of doing the tried and true. I am not sure what an X-Car expierence is like but I do know I would take a new expeirence over an old one any day :lol:
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Postby coaster1 » Tue Jul 26, 2005 6:36 pm

So wait they only have 1 train for this ride?

Wow .. that is gonna suck.

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Postby Mr.Six » Tue Jul 26, 2005 6:41 pm

^Nope. There's two
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