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Remembering Excalibur at Drayton Manor

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Excalibur – a Dragon’s Tale – took you on amazing trip into Drayton Manors medieval kingdom, where dragons and knights tried to outwit each other, with surprising results!

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The construction of Project Neptune, which would open as Excalibur in 2003

Opened in 2003 and closed in 2011. Excalibur was a tow boat ride system manufactured by BEAR GmbH and was situated across from the Drayton Manor zoo and used a cable pulley system to tow boats around a man made lake.

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The construction of Project Neptune, which would open as Excalibur in 2003
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Excalibur main entrance
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Excalibur Themeing
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Lady of the Lake
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Waterfall – it did stop for the boat to go through. Honest.
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Excalibur Themeing

The commercial, produced for the park by PS Creative to advertise the £2.5m Excalibur – A Dragon’s Tale ride.

The advert was nominated for Best Commercial in the Craft Category of the British Animation awards in 2004.

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Indoor Themeing
This 2003 park map marks the retheme of the historic Jungle Cruise ride to Excalibur

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