Drayton Manor Resort launches world’s first rollercoaster rave

29th June 2023

Popular Midlands attraction, Drayton Manor Resort, invited guests to celebrate its new Summer Nights festival line-up in style by enjoying the world’s first stand-up roller coaster rave.

Marking the start of the festival season, visitors to the Tamworth theme park were able to banish the Glastonbury blues and board the aptly named ShockRAVE, experiencing the ultimate party atmosphere whilst reaching speeds of 53mph.

Riders of the rave roller coaster donned special outfits for the occasion and prepared for the ultimate rave experience by enjoying club classics in the queue, before embarking on a ride like no other – featuring ShockRAVE’s twisting corkscrews, loops, and bends set to a backing track of banging beats, allowing guests to truly ride the rhythm.

The renaming marks the start of Drayton Manor Resort’s Summer Nights festival which launches on Saturday 1 July and runs every Saturday and Sunday until the end of August, with an impressive line-up performing live each weekend.

The action-packed schedule features themed weekends, including Disco Divas and Back to the 90s, where live DJs and tribute acts for fan-favourites such as Abba, Little Mix, Take That and Taylor Swift will be playing from 6pm.

For those looking for an extra thrill, some of the park’s most popular rides will stay open until an extended time of 9pm on Saturdays.

Jamie Turner, Marketing Director at Drayton Manor Resort, said: “The start of the festival season is a key summer milestone, so we wanted to help guests celebrate in style by boarding the world’s first roller coaster rave – ShockRAVE!"

“Renaming one of our most iconic rides and bringing the rave experience to the roller coaster was no mean feat, but the team did a fantastic job at creating the ultimate party experience – from a queue-rave while waiting to board, to club classics blasting throughout the ride."

“The party marks the start of our new Summer Nights line-up, featuring live acts every weekend across July and August. We’re excited to launch our amazing schedule this Saturday and invite everyone to come along – you won’t want to miss it!”

The full line-up for Summer Nights includes:

  • July 1 – 2: Rewind
  • July 8 – 9: Disco Divas
  • July 15 – 16: Girl Power
  • July 22 – 23: Back to the 90s
  • July 29 – 30: Rock Til You Drop
  • August 5 – 6: Dance Weekender
  • August 12 – 13: Pop Mania Weekender
  • August 19 – 20: Family Dance
  • August 26 – 27: Ultimate Weekender 

With both day and evening rates available, tickets for Summer Nights start from £20 and can be purchased at: www.draytonmanor.co.uk/theme-park/events/summer-nights. Front line workers can utilise their Blue Light Card to get exclusive evening tickets for just £16 on selected Summer Nights dates.

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