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Drayton Manor Park is offering our subscribers the chance to be the first to ride James and the Red Balloon, the brand new ride in Europe's only Thomas Land™!  

The themed attraction is welcoming a brand new ride this season, and you could be one of the first to jump on board!

Based on an episode from the popular Thomas & Friends™ series, James and the Red Balloon will delight visitors from Saturday 1st April, 2017. Located in the heart of Thomas Land™ in Drayton Manor Park, families can experience the magic of Sodor like never before as they fly up and away in their very own balloon.

James joins a host of other rides and attractions based on the popular series such as Jeremy Jet’s Flying Academy, Winston’s Whistle-Stop Tours and Toby’s Tram Express. Thomas Land™ recently underwent a £2.5 million expansion, cementing its status in the hearts of UK families. 

To book tickets, or for more information about the park, visit www.draytonmanor.co.uk or call 0844 472 1950. Reduced prices are available for tickets bought in advance.

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Terms & Conditions

Standard Trinity Mirror rules apply; visit the House Rules section on PLUS for details. Competition closes at 23:59 on Sunday March 19, 2017. Winners will be notified by Saturday 25 March, 2017. Two winners will be selected at random from each participating Trinity Mirror title (Leicester Mercury, Nottingham Post, Derby Telegraph/ Burton Mail). Each winner will win the following prize: A family ticket and a carriage on the first ride of James and the Red Balloon that day between the hours of 10.30am – 12pm. A family ticket is for four people; maximum of two people aged 12 and over and two people under 12. Each carriage holds four children or two adults and one child. The Prize is non-transferable and no cash alternative is available. The prize can only be taken on Saturday 1 April, 2017. Winners must be able to visit the park on Saturday 1 April, 2017. The prize will automatically be void if sold, offered for sale or if any attempt or offer is made to transfer the prize for value. Please check: www.draytonmanor.co.uk for opening times and dates: Promoter: Drayton Manor Theme Park, Nr Tamworth, Staffordshire B78 3TW.

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