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Magical Christmas Event 2014 Drayton Manor Theme Park

Drayton’s Magical Christmas will be open from Thursday 18th December to Tuesday 23rd December and Saturday 27th December to Wednesday 31st December. Pre booking Christmas tickets is essential due to demand. To book tickets, or for more information about the park, visit www.draytonmanor.co.uk or call 0844 472 1960. For regular updates and news about Drayton Manor Theme Park join us on Twitter www.twitter.com/Draytonmanor and Facebook www.facebook.com/DraytonManorPark

There is plenty to enjoy for the whole
family as Thomas
Land™ has received an extra special
Christmas makeover, with the attraction embellished in spectacular decorations,
festive music, fairy lights and snow, thanks to a special machine that will
ensure a flurry at least three times a day.  With
over 21 rides and attractions to enjoy. Brand new for this
year is an amazing outdoor ice rink (£2 charge for 15 minutes) and a 30 foot
lightshow Christmas tree that is set to music that will play throughout the
day. Not only that but the Apocalypse tower drop is going to be turned into a
54 metre high Christmas tree, complete with star on top! The
festivities don’t stop there, as Christmas is also coming to the sensational 4D
Cinema, where visitors can enjoy a stunning 15-minute movie experience from The
Polar Express, a truly enchanting adventure for all and sure to get even the
biggest scrooge into the Christmas spirit. 

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Gate prices – Adults (12 and over) - £30, Ages 4-11 £20, 60+ £20, Ages 2-3 £5, Under 2s free -For more information click online at www.draytonmanor.co.uk

Magical Christmas Event 2014 Drayton Manor Theme Park Reviews

Product Tested by: Gill Mond – Harry, Rosie & Annie – 6 & Twins 5 years

Product Tested By Gill Mond – Harry, Rosie & Annie – 6 & Twins 5 years

Gill Awarded The Magical Christmas Event Drayton Manor Theme Park 5/5
I was really looking forward to going to Thomasland. Harry has always loved Thomas and has wanted to go for ages. I expected it to be well presented and tidy. We drove from Kent and used the sat Nav, but didn’t really need it other than for the last couple of motorway exits. It wasn’t signposted at all from the motorway that we saw. The first sign I noticed was once we got off the motorway. After that it was very clear. There were plenty of parking areas. I didn’t think it was overly clear where the car parks were as by the entrance is what looks like either a restaurant or conference centre with a car park and then the hotel and we didn’t really notice the sign for the car parks until we had gone past the hotel, came back and then spotted a sign once we’d decided we must have been going in the right direction in the first place. You had to park the car on grass which is fine during the summer but it was a bit of a mud chute and cars were spinning up in the mud. The entrance area was spacious, well signposted and had some toilets which were necessary after such a long journey! There were plenty of windows to purchase the tickets and the staff on the gate were polite and friendly. The park was decorated beautifully. The Thomasland area is just inside the front gate and there was fake snow falling with people dressed as characters from Thomas. Going through the entrance to the Thomasland area was like walking into a winter wonderland. The Christmas decorations were fabulous and the first thing you see as you enter is one of the trains (we saw Rosie) in ‘Knapford station’ which was all lit up with Christmas lights. I thought Harry and the girls might burst with happiness. Apart from it being covered in Christmas decorations, there was a regular show put on by the staff on the balcony above ‘Knapford station’. This included singing songs and dancing and a fake snow storm. Just out of the Thomasland area, there are other rides that were open (not all the rides, such as the big roller coasters, were open for the Magical Christmas Event). There was a Jolly Buccaneer ride (pirate ships), carousel, dodgems, a Ben 10 Ultimate Mission, the Polar Express 4D experience and the Castle of Dreams where we went to see Santa. This area was all lit with Christmas lights and had a huge Christmas tree. The children loved the Ben 10 ride – I could only go on once as it made me feel a bit queasy! The Polar Express 4D experience was a 3D cinema experience with moving chairs and blasts of air to make you feel like you were riding on the train. It was a short 15 minutes which was great as the children wanted to go back on the rides. We were given an allocated time slot to see Santa in the Castle of Dreams. It was decorated beautifully and heated if you had to queue! Fortunately we walked straight in to be met by polite, professional staff dressed as elves. We were taken in to see Santa who sat with the children for a little while and spoke to them individually. We were given the opportunity to have an official photo taken, but were also able to take our own pictures, which was great. The children received a gift each, which comprised of a free entry voucher for 2015, a giant chocolate coin and a Thomas snow globe, which the children were thrilled with. As we left Santa we exited through the Castle where the children had the opportunity to listen to story read by members of staff dressed as medieval princesses and to decorate their own star to put on the tree. We exited out of the back of the castle which I have to say was pitch black and a little bit dangerous, but this was a very minor niggle. There was also a skating rink which cost £2 per person for 15 minutes. It was very small which was good for us as we were the only ones on it as we went on it quite late. If it was a bit busier it probably wouldn’t be quite so much fun. There was a member of staff who was happily picking the children up that had fallen over – luckily I didn’t fall over – he might not have been quite so happy then! There was a lovely fireworks display at the end that really finished the day off. All three children had the time of their lives. They kept saying that this was the best day ever. While on the Troublesome Trucks ride, the man who was checking the safety bars asked Harry if he was having a good time, to which he replied ‘All my Dreams have come true.’ This is exactly the sort of thing we like doing. We often go to a theme park together and this was the ultimate experience for them at this age. There were plenty of toilet facilities which were nice and clean, even at the end of the day. There were plenty of places to eat and drink, from booths to cafés and a restaurant. We felt very safe in the park. Luckily it wasn’t too busy. I felt happy – especially in the Thomasland area when the children rushed off in front to go to the next ride. It was a little bit worrying at the end of the day as we went to the toilets furthest away from the entrance before we went home. The lights went off very quickly and the staff were all going home and was a little bit concerned that we were the only ones there and whether they knew we were there. This is excellent value for money. The children didn’t have to queue for a single ride and had the time of their live. We would definitely go again before Harry gets too old for Thomas. If it wasn’t so far away from where we live, we’d be there as often as we could afford it. I’d definitely recommend it to friends and family. I already have recommended it to their Head teacher who was asking if it was worth taking her grandson. This day out exceeding my expectations in every way. We had a wonderful time. We’d have like to have had longer in there. A magical experience – exactly as promised. Gill Mond – Harry, Rosie & Annie – 6 & Twins 5 years

I’d definitely recommend it to friends and family. I already have recommended it to their Head teacher who was asking if it was worth taking her grandson. This day out exceeding my expectations in every way. We had a wonderful time. We’d have like to have had longer in there. A magical experience – exactly as promised.

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Gill Awarded The Magical Christmas Event Drayton Manor Theme Park 5/5

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