Sunday, 12 July, 2020

EXCLUSIVE PICTURES: Air Race takes off at Drayton Manor with The Vamps!

Check out exclusive pictures of The Vamps at Drayton Manor here!

With the final preparations completed, Drayton Manor Theme Park’s highly anticipated new thrill ride, Air Race, was officially airborne today (5th July), with the help of the UK’s hottest pop band, The Vamps.

The teen heart-throbs, Bradley Simpson, James McVey, Connor Ball and Tristan Evans, opened the theme park’s £1.2million attraction, accompanied by a dazzling confetti cannon display, before fastening their seatbelts for the first flight, alongside lucky competition winners.

Visitors to the park were also treated to a sensational acoustic performance from The Vamps, where excited fans watched them perform their hit songs Somebody To You, Can We Dance and Cecilia, ahead of their debut ‘Meet The Vamps’ headline tour later this year.

Following the official launch, visitors to the park had the chance to take a seat in one of the six, four-seater aeroplane carriages and experience banks, loops, dives and accelerations of almost 4G for themselves.

Air Race is the latest addition to the existing line-up of exhilarating rides at the Staffordshire based attraction, including thrill-seeker favourites Maelstrom, G-Force, 54-metre tower drop, Apocalypse, and Europe’s only stand-up rollercoaster, Shockwave.

Colin Bryan, CEO and Group Managing Director of Drayton Manor Theme Park, said: “Air Race has been a highly anticipated addition to the park, and the atmosphere here today has reflected this.

“The Vamps really helped bring the event to life with a fantastic acoustic performance, making this something that will be remembered for years to come.”

Check out our gallery below:

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To book tickets, or for more information about the park, visit www.draytonmanor.co.uk or call 0844 472 1960. Reduced prices are available for tickets bought in advance. For regular updates and news about Drayton Manor Theme Park join us on Twitter www.twitter.com/Draytonmanor and Facebookwww.facebook.com/DraytonManorPark

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.

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