Preparations for the launch of Drayton Manor Theme Park’s new thrill ride, Air Race, have been vamped up with the announcement that the UK’s hottest pop band, The Vamps, will officially open the new ride on Saturday 5th July.
The 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 Staffordshire attraction 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, which will see them piloting their very own plane on the stomach-churning adventure.
Accommodating up to 24 riders at one time in six, four-seater aeroplanes, riders of Air Race will experience accelerations of almost 4G as they board the acrobatic aeroplane flight. With banks, loops, dives and weightlessness to test even the most experienced thrill seekers, Air Race promises to be the flight of your life.
For those wanting to attend the launch day and get the chance to see The Vamps, tickets will be priced at £25 for adults (12+) and £20 for children (4-11), Tickets can only be purchased in advance through our call centre on 0844 472 1960.
Colin Bryan, CEO and Group Managing Director of Drayton Manor Theme Park said:
“The Vamps are one of the biggest acts we’ve had here at the park who are taking the world by storm, so we’re thrilled to have them launching the new ride.
“Air Race is going to be a fantastic addition to the park and represents continued investment into providing the ideal destination for a family day out. It promises to further enhance the park as a destination for thrills, continuing its appeal to the whole family from young to old.”
The 2014 main season runs from Saturday 29th March 2014 to Sunday 2nd November. The Fireworks Spectacular weekend is 1st and 2nd November.
Please note: The park will be closed to the general public on Sunday 14th September.
*No tickets will be available to purchase on the day. Maximum five tickets per transaction. Under 12’s must be accompanied by an adult. Tickets are non-transferable.