A NEW ‘Thrill’ ride is under construction at a popular theme park in the UK with hopes of opening to the public next year.
Construction has already begun on the attraction, which is expected to become a family favorite.
Drayton Manor Park already opened a new Thomas the Tank Engine ride earlier this year, but the park already has plans to expand further next year.
Managing Director Victoria Lynn said the groundwork for the new Family Thrill Coaster has already been laid and she wants it to be recognized as one of the best rides in the country.
Earlier this year, she said the park wanted to cater to more than just younger children.
She told that Birmingham Mail: “One of the most important things we want to say is that in 2024 there will be a new family coaster.
“In my opinion this will be one of the best rollercoasters in the UK. I think it’s important to say that we’re still offering family fun and not just kiddie rides.”
The new ride will spawn where the old Apocalypse ride used to be.
In 2022, Drayton Manor announced that Apocalypse would be closing permanently as part of “significant investment plans”.
Lynn said at the time: “It has always been a great honor to host the world’s first stand up drop tower ride here at Drayton Manor Resort.
“While it’s the end of an era for Apocalypse, we have big plans in the pipeline to expand our offerings and make the resort as exciting as possible for our guests.”
“We can’t wait to present our new developments in due course.”
Among those plans is the yet-to-be-named ride, which is slated to open next year.
Although Lynn admitted that some people were saddened that Apocalypse was demolished, she promised what comes next will be better.
She continued, “People won’t be disappointed when they see what happens in their place, but of course there was a little disappointment among our fans.”
Drayton Manor isn’t the only park announcing plans for expansion.
Toverland in Sevenum, The Netherlands, has revealed a number of new elements in its medieval Avalon world for people of all ages as part of development.
This includes four new attractions: two large and two small, an adventurous water playground, a colorful toddler playground and “special experience elements” that are “full of magic”.
The amusement park claims: “In 2023, several new experiences full of adventure, adrenaline and mysticism await you here.”
“This area will come to life even more as all the stories about this mysterious area have not yet been told.”
Meanwhile, a new £3.6million adventure park with zip lines and secret chambers has opened in the Cotswolds.
And a new £250million water park is set to be built in the UK.