Chessington World of Adventures Resort

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  1. D4n

    D4n TowersStreet Member

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    It would be hilarious that these rides are so bad.

    But there are going to be some poor families queuing 2 hours for this when the park finally reopens. As with every ride at Chessington.

    Enthusiasts, too, I guess. So at least that's kind of funny.
     
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  2. Themeparksandy1981

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    I think merlin know with owning most of attractions in central London and 3 near the M25 they know they got no real competition so they know London’s ain’t gonna travel further Out so adding just minimum at each park just keeps them coming back.
     
  3. venny

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    This is inexcusably poor. The entire point of a theme park is to provide escapism and unique experiences. This looks like an uninspired, lacklustre, lazy excuse to advertise a “new” ride.
     
  4. SiK80

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    You mean it looks like your typical Merlin addition. Surprised they haven't tried to use "World's first" yet
     
  5. Benzin

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    I mean let's not pretend that Toadies (or whatever it last was called) was an amazing attraction, but this is poor.

    Least it has Capybaras.
     
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    Interesting to note that Chessington's North car park has been repurposed into a drive-through Coronavirus testing facility for NHS workers - details here.

     
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  7. SiK80

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    knowing merlin theres an upcharge too
     
  8. Ian

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    And after your test you get a lovely In-Test Photo (ITP) to remember your day with.

    £12.00 with a free digital download
     
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  9. Doublethink

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    Are they selling Corona Virus commemorative pin badges?
     
  10. bluesonichd

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    you can buy theses
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    The most exciting "attraction" there......
     
  12. venny

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    It’ll still be better than Zufari.
     
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  13. Hairobics

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    I hate that Chessington has turned into this, but at the same time I love watching things burn!

    For now they’re fine; vampire and the like are propping up the park whilst these smaller, no effort rides are just padding out the place, but what happens in twenty odd years (or sooner?) when the good rides are gone? We’re just gonna be left with a seriously mediocre line up! It’s gonna be brilliant to see how much of a mess it’ll be! It’s like a train wreck! I just can’t look away!
     
  14. AT86

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    I can’t help but feel slightly depressed as the ‘progress’ made in UK theme parks over the last 20 years.

    Compare say, Storybook Land at Alton Towers that was opened by Tussauds 24 years ago to that of Rainforest opened by Merlin last month.

    Both are small areas of their respective parks aimed at young children.

    One had a themed entrance feature, large animatronic, landscaping, water features and a well themed ride.

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    And the other one is, well. This.

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    That's amazing.

    I lie, that is competing with Phantasia's new theming for awfulness
     
  16. OilyWater

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    Exactly. Same small scope family area, similar rides, same studio that designed it all. Look at how far things have declined in that time, instead of improving.

    The whole of Chessington really does feel like a 'pretend' theme park now. While kids won't notice the terrible quality they will quickly grow out of it and will be missing out on half the fun and discovery that parks used to offer.

    Cheap materials, bad design ideas, boring brand and theme
     
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    Yeah, I think it could be heading towards seaside park quality. The kind you cringe at as a kid because it's so obviously done by someone that's forgotten what kids like and thinks primary colours and cute animals are interesting to anyone over 6.

    The new flume is a prime example, it looks like something you'd see at Gt. Yarmouth or on a pier somewhere, not in a park run by the biggest entertainment operator in the UK
     
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    God that Rainforest area looks dire.
     
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  19. AstroDan

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    I am sorry, but this is absolutely dire. Who sanctions this rubbish? Does Nick Varney have any care for what the resort theme parks are doing? What of Ian Crabbe, who is the superior over the RTPs these days?

    Awful.

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    This legitimately looks like a cheap play area in a primary school. Absolutely awful.


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