Drayton Manor confirms Apocalypse closure

Apocalypse, Drayton Manor

Drayton Manor has confirmed that the Apocalypse drop tower will be leaving the park at the end of this month.

In a statement today, the Tamworth theme park confirmed that the ride will close on 30 October.

Earlier this year it was reported that the ride would be leaving the park in 2022.

Drayton Manor today said that Apocalypse was closing as part of its investment plans.

“The closure of Apocalypse forms part of significant investment plans for the resort, which will see expansion to our offering with exciting new thrills in the coming years,” a press release read.

The ride will run under a zombie theme during the forthcoming Halloween events, the park added.

The 177-foot (54 metre) ride opened in 2000 as the world’s first stand-up drop tower.

It was named RideRater’s top UK ride for the 2021 season, and is generally highly regarded in Europe.

Its pending departure from Drayton Manor had been widely rumoured in recent years, as its three seating and & standing variants were variably closed off.

This season the park has emphasised a self-titled “family-thrill” model, with its logo also changed.