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Drayton Manor opening nautical-themed area Adventure Cove

Drayton Manor has announced a new nautical-themed area called Adventure Cove, with rides and attractions launching from spring 2021.

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Adventure Cove will be a maritime-themed experience for families with new rides and attractions at Drayton Manor Park in Staffordshire.

The immersive addition will be brimming with barrels, boats and steering wheels. It will also boast the new seafaring-style River Rapids ride.

“We are so excited to welcome visitors back to the park, and introduce them to Adventure Cove this summer,” said William Bryan, managing director at Drayton Manor.

River Rapids will send visitors on an exciting journey through a cartoon-style fishing port, as 9-person boats serve as ride vehicles for the rapids course.

Adventure Cove opens in spring

Existing rides such as Shockwave have been painted in vibrant colours, while Stormforce 10 is a current Drayton Manor ride that recreates a lifeboat rescue mission.

“We’ve been busy behind the scenes while the park has been closed, and we’re really pleased with how the new area is looking already and can’t wait to see it finished,” added Bryan.

“We are working closely with our local contractors and are hugely grateful to both them and the support of Looping Group for this new development.”

The new area is the first investment phase from new owners, Looping Group. The former operator went into administration before selling Drayton Manor.

River Rapids ride opening soon

Adventure Cove is set to launch in phases from spring this year, and additional attractions will be announced at a later date. Drayton Manor Park reopens on April 12.

“It’s especially exciting for us to be able to launch the new Adventure Cove area, along with a number of new rides and attractions for families and coaster fans alike,” said Bryan.

“We look forward to welcoming guests back to enjoy a summer of fun and seafaring adventures at Drayton Manor Park.”

Earlier this year, the former operator of Drayton Manor was fined £1m after an 11-year-old died on a rapids ride called Splash Canyon in 2017.

Images: Drayton Manor

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