The first UK Theme Park Awards took place last night, hosted by ThemeParksUK. 154,104 public votes were combined with the scores from the below judges:
- Paul Kelly (Chief Executive – British Association of Leisure Parks, Piers and Attractions)
- Andy Hine MBE (Chairman – Roller Coaster Club of Great Britain)
- Paul Burton (Chairman – European Coaster Club)
- Charles Read (Managing Director – Blooloop)
- Lawrence Roots (Editor – ThemeParks-UK)
We are delighted to announce that we picked up not one, not two, but THREE fantastic awards.
Gold Award for Best Thrill Ride Goes To Apocalypse
Standing at an impressive 54 metres, Apocalypse was the world’s first stand up drop tower. Riders reach a speed of 50mph as they free fall the 177ft in just 4 seconds. This incredible ride continues to thrill guests to this day.
Silver Award for Best Family Area Goes To Thomas Land
Peep peep! Opening in 2018 with over 25 rides & attractions, Thomas Land has become a firm family favourite. Little engines can be transported to the magical island of Sodor and meet Thomas and all his friends.
Silver Award for Best Christmas Event Goes To Drayton’s Magical Christmas
Drayton’s Magical Christmas is an event that we all look forward to every single year. Filled with plenty of festive cheer, falling snow, incredible shows, entertainment and of course, exciting rides & attractions; it’s a must-visit.
Thank you to each and every one of our loyal guests for your on-going support. It really does mean the world to us, especially during these difficult times.