Monday, 20 February 2017

Nerdversity Reviews: Drayton Manor Star Wars Fireworks and Laser Spectacular

Drayton Manor has it's origins as a stately home in the 1800s that was destroyed in the 1920s. After it was used as a training base for Allied Troops in WW2, a small funfair was opened in 1949. In the 1950s, they added a zoo. The park has continued to expand.

I first heard about this event some time back, when we got a seasonal leaflet through the post, promoting their winter events. As soon as I saw the event advertised, I knew I had to attend, so the tickets were booked and on Saturday 29th, I was there.

After arriving at the event, we were signposted to a field, where they had set up a grandstand seating area for the attendees. I settled in, ate fish n chips, while watching The Force Awakens on a large screen, broadcast from the back of a truck. The movie started at 4pm and ran until 6:15pm.

Once the movie was over, everyone filed off to either go find food or use the toilet. Around 7pm. people were ushered to certain areas, where they capped off the night with a firework and laser light show, accompanied by various and iconic Star Wars themes.  All in all, for £30 a ticket, this was well worth the price of admission. There's just something special about watching a movie outside