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Theme park near Lichfield confirms addition of new £1.2million ride

The new Air Race ride

The new Air Race ride

A theme park near Lichfield has confirmed the addition of a new £1.2million ride this summer.

Air Race at Drayton Manor Theme Park will see 24 riders at a time in an acrobatic flight where they will experience accelerations of almost 4G.

Managing Director Colin Bryan said: “Adding a new thrill ride to the park is always an exciting occasion, and Air Race is a fantastic addition that is sure to be loved by adults and children alike.

The new Air Race ride

The new Air Race ride

“Our ongoing investment in new attractions has maintained our status as one of the UK’s leading tourism destinations, and we look forward to the continued development of Drayton Manor Theme Park for years to come.”

Riders will glide from side to side at increasing heights while circling a central tower, before embarking on barrel rolls and extreme banks.

Air Race is expected to be up and running this summer in the area of the theme park where Maelstrom, G-Force and Shockwave operate.

For more details about the new rides and opening dates visit www.draytonmanor.co.uk.

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