Drunkenly spin around a German beer hall in a giant barrel
|Theme Park||Drayton Manor|
|Park Area||Aerial Park|
|Audience||Older Families and Thrillseekeers|
|Opened||2006 (replaced Cyclone)|
Drunken Barrels is a tea cup ride with a difference. Taking place inside a well themed German Beer Hall, riders sit in spinning beer barrels for a drunken ride accompanied by traditional German Oom-pah music.
For the first few years of operation, the entire ride platform would raise to a steep angle as the ride was in progress, adding even more disorientation to the spinning. In recent years, however, this hasn’t happened.
The ride replaced the ill-fated Cyclone, which had to be removed from the park because of noise complaints. Obviously the park learned their lesson, making sure Drunken Barrels was enclosed in a large building to reduce the likelihood of screams being heard from outside the park.
Drunken Barrels ride building
The spinning beer barrels
"Cor, what a lovely pair of jugs"