Apocalypse opened in the year 2000 and is the first stand up drop tower ride in the world. Once voted ‘Britain’s Scariest Ride,’ it’s still a firm favourite for all thrill seekers who visit Drayton Manor Park.

Whether you sit down, stand up or stand for the duration with no floor beneath your feet, this ride isn’t for the faint hearted! Be prepared to reach 50 miles per hour and fall 54 metres before free falling for 4 heart-racing seconds! Voted the ‘Best Thrill Ride’ in Europe, Apocalypse is one of the most exhilarating rides you will ever experience and will push you to your limits.

Ride Facts:

  • Opened in 2000
  • Height of ride: 54m (177ft)
  • Freefall time: 4 seconds
  • Speed: 50 miles per hour


  • 1.2m minimum height to ride 'Sit Down'
  • 1.4m minimum height to ride 'Stand Up'
  • No smoking.
  • No food or drink.
  • Remove glasses.

Do not ride if you:

  • Are an expectant mother.
  • Have recently had surgery or have existing health conditions.
  • Have heart problems.
  • Have a plaster cast.
  • Have back or neck problems.
  • Have high blood pressure.
  • Have circulatory problems.
  • Have a fear of heights.

Ride type

Ride type

Thrill Rides


For guests 1.2m and over


For guests 1.3m and over


For guests 1.4m and over