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Farewell Drayton Manor’s Apocalypse

Calling all thrill-seekers: It’s your last chance to ride Apocalypse

One of their most iconic rides – Apocalypse – will sadly be closing on 30th October to pave the way for thrilling future developments. 

To give the fan-favourite ride the best possible send off, you’ll be able to experience a real-life ‘Zombie Apocalypse’ when braving the ride after dark.

Since opening in 2000 as the world’s first stand-up drop tower, Apocalypse has been one of their most thrilling attractions.

But sadly, the time has come to say farewell to this iconic ride, as they pave the way for thrilling future developments.
They’re inviting guests to make the most of Apocalypse’s exhilarating drop during their spooky celebrations this October half-term, before the ride closes to pave the way for future developments.   

The gravity-defying ride has been a firm-favourite among guests for decades, and has amassed multiple awards including ‘Best Thrill Ride’ in Europe. Sending its passengers plummeting at a 54-meter free-fall at 50 miles per hour, the heart-racing ride is renowned for putting even the most dedicated thrill-seekers on the edge of their seats. 

The closure of Apocalypse forms part of significant investment plans for the resort, which will see expansion to their offering with exciting new thrills in the coming years.

To give the fan-favourite ride the best possible send off, you’ll be able to experience a real-life ‘Zombie Apocalypse’ when braving the ride after dark during ‘Night at the Manor’, part of our haunting new Halloween experiences for 2022.

Managing Director, Victoria Lynn said: 

“We know how much our brave riders have loved boarding Apocalypse since it first opened 22 years ago, so we’re calling all thrill-seekers to enjoy one last chance to ride this October half-term!

“It’s always been such an honour to have the world’s first-ever stand-up drop tower ride right here at Drayton Manor Resort, and while it’s the end of an era for Apocalypse, we have big plans in the pipeline to expand our offering and make the resort as exciting as possible for our guests. We can’t wait to reveal our new developments in due course.”  

Night at the Manor tickets are priced at £24 per person with an advisory warning for attendees to be over the age of 14. Dual tickets can be purchased for guests to also enjoy even more family-friendly Halloween activities during the day for £42. 

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