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Maelstrom: ‘Best Thrill Ride’ 2023 Winner

Maelstrom at Drayton Manor


Maelstrom, the enormous swinging pendulum ride at Drayton Manor, stands 22 metres tall.

A head-turning, stomach-churning gyro swing, Maelstrom is sure to keep thrill-seekers on the edge of their seats. As you ascend through the sky, you will face outward and becoming enormously taller with each arc before falling to the earth. Not only that, but as you soar, you’ll turn a complete 360 degrees, taking you right into the centre of the whirlpool.

Maelstrom won ‘Best Thrill Ride’ at the 2023 UK Theme Park Awards.

Looking for tickets to ride Maelstrom? Get Drayton Manor tickets here

Maelstrom Stats

  • Location: Drayton Manor
  • Opened: 2002
  • Height: 74 ft
  • Can you ride? Minimum height of 1.3m. / Maximum height of 1.95m

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