FAMILIES planning to visit Drayton Manor today have been warned to stay away, as the park is “full” to capacity.
With many children off school this week for half-term, the park is much busier than usual.
The Staffordshire theme park wrote on their social media accounts: “Please be aware that we have reached capacity in the park for today – 22nd February.
“Please do not travel to the park unless you have pre-booked tickets.
“We still have tickets available for Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th February for you to make the most of Thomas & Friends February Half Term.”
Social media users were surprised how busy it was already at this time of the morning.
One wrote: “Looks like Monday was the right call.”
Another remarked: “At 9:30 its full!! Omg glad I’m not going!”
A number of people asked if they could still go if they held Season Passes which allow entry all year around, with a Facebook user saying: “Gutted we were on our way, have annual passes…”
Drayton Manor confirmed: ” If you are a Season Pass Plus holder, you can still gain entrance today and this weekend.”
The theme park welcomes more than 1.5 million people every year and is home to the only stand up rollercoaster in Europe, called Shockwave.
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Adult tickets cost £28 online or £39 when buying them at the entrance, while a season ticket costs £100 for an annual pass.
Drayton Manor was previously voted one of the best theme parks in the UK, coming in tenth place behind Adventure Island.
Last year, they even offered free entry to anyone from the emergency services as a thank you.