Chessington World of Adventures Resort

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  1. Thameslink Rail

    Thameslink Rail TowersStreet Member

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    Went on it on my own twice
     
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    Awesome, thanks for confirming.
     
  3. Danny

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    The proposals appear to have been updated to show an amendment to the theming as well:

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    I thought it was already announced as that name last year :confused:
     
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    They never announced a name, actually; the planning permit was placed, but no name was ever announced or even hinted towards!
     
  6. Thameslink Rail

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    Can't find any evidence of that, no-one has used the phrase 'croc drop' on Towersstreet before Matt N.
     
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    The original planning application named the ride Sobek if you zoomed in, which I thought was a bit of a geeky name really. But Croc Drop as a final name is really rubbish haha
     
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    Croc Drop sounds like something you’d find on CBeebies land
     
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    It sounds like some kind of knock off cereal from Aldi.
     
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    Too close to Cock Drop surely?
     
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    I'm glad we didn't have Merlin in charge of naming Nemesis back in the day, I dread to think what they'd have come up with :laughing:
     
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    I mean, you could say they were absolutely in charge of naming Nemesis, in a round about way!
     
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    You can just imagine the tweets when it goes down...
     
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    They're obviously not drinking enough Southern Comfort these days ;)
     
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    I don't know who decides the names for Merlin's latest attractions but they really are naff.

    I mean you've got Jungle Rafts at Chessington where you don't even sit in a raft, you're in a crocodile, so the original name Crocodile Creek was better and now Croc Drop, I'm sure are more original names that could be used, it as bad as renaming the Extremis attractions to Drop Dead. :rolleyes:
     
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    It sounds like a classic case of the creative's behind the project coming up with a reasonable name (Crocodile Creek, Sobek ect.) But marketing have the final say on the name.

    I'm not against this approach, as Burbs said it gave us Nemesis and Oblivion in the past. But now marketing seem to aim at a very general audience which gives us some rather bland names.

    Also it's quite common now for the creative's and marketing team to work at 2 completely different sites. Not like the old days when they'd spend the night locked in a room getting drunk :p
     
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    So Merlin are trying to claim that trademark to cover footwear.

    I'm sure that application will go through without opposition. :rolleyes:
     
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    Don’t Americans use the phrase “crock of s**t”?
     
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    Does anyone know what’s up with Kobra? It seems like it should be open but I don’t think it has yet opened - and on the annual pass days I seem to remember some comments that it was struggling to make it over the hump?
     
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    I personally cant wait to experience Croc Drop. I enjoyed my ride on Magma at Paultons Park. I’m glad that Chessington are opening a near clone of Magma but with added water effects.

    I personally think that Chessington will incorporate Ramasis Ravenge’s back drop into the new Croc Drop ride. I have also heard from both SouthParks and Theme Park Guide that Croc Drop will use the forever Ramasis Ravenge control booth. I think this decision will be well received by the public, as part of Chessington’s past will live on through Croc Drop.
    I am delighted that Chessington are opening a Drop Tower as it will add one of my favourite ride types to Chessington. I am sure that fans of Ramasis Ravenge will be pleased that parts of Ramasis Ravenge are going to live on throbe reused for Croc Creek. I’m very pleased that Croc Drop will not a have a stupid Sponsorship attached to its theme. I think that the arrival of a Crocodile themed ride experience could possibly mean that Chessington also welcomes some real Crocodile’s to the park. I think that introducing Crocodiles is a realistic possibility as when Chessington opened a Scorpion themed ride,Scorpion Express in 2014 an enclosure was built for real Scoupion’s in the Gold mine you walk through during the queline. Four years later a Tiger themed ride opened in the form of Tiger Rock and Chessington built Tiger enclosures around the ride.

    If Crocodiles do come to Chessington it will be the first time that the theme park or zoo has ever housed Crocodiles.
     
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