Drusillas Gets Up Steam With New Train

Sunday 12th March 2017

eastbourne buzz news - Safari Express Drusillas
 

It’s full steam ahead for Drusillas Park in Alfriston and their exotic new train. Get your game face on and brace yourself to take a truly wild ride through the zoo from the 31 March 2017.

Undertaking an epic journey of its own, the Safari Express arrived at the park after travelling over 400 miles by lorry from the Metallbau-Emmein factory in Germany. The 3.5 tonnes bespoke safari engine was hoisted onto its tracks by a huge mechanical crane earlier this month.

The Safari Express train will chug out of Mungos Central Station for the first time this March. With four African themed carriages there will be plenty of space for all you intrepid explorers.

Get out your binoculars and have your cameras at the ready as the Safari Express takes you on a roar-some ride deep into the midst of the zoo. Don’t forget to look out for all the fun features along the way including Snigger and Sneer the laughing hyenas and Majesty the fearsome lion! 

Part of the Go Safari! project, the Safari Express is just one of three exciting new attractions coming to the Park. Joining the train will be the Hippopotobus and the Flying Cheetahs (due to open in June).

Managing Director, Laurence Smith commented, “We are very excited about the arrival of the Safari Express; the first of three new rides for 2017.

“Although Drusillas Park is a zoo first and foremost, leisure aspects have been part of the Drusillas mix throughout our 90 year history and we are confident that Go Safari! will be another great addition. The project represents a million pound investment for the Park and is our biggest undertaking to date.”

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