James & The Red Balloon

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One of the newest rides to open at Drayton Manor was in 2017. The park saw the return of a classic ride that used to operate at the park from 1998 - 2007. Even though the ride is built brand new, this Zamperla Samba Balloon model has returned back to the park after 10 years with the IP of James & The Red Balloon based upon the story from Thomas & Friends Season 6, episode 15 which aired back in September 2002.

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The Haunting
I love the additional theming, with smoke effect, that was added behind this ride! Lovely addition!
 
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For a young kids ride it is quite rough. I’m shocked how fast some guests spin the wheel they don’t come off feeling sick.
 
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Maybe there waiting on a part for it? Seems to be the only reason they’d shut a ride forthis long. Shame as it’s quite new
 
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