Chessington World of Adventures Resort

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  1. ringo

    ringo TowersStreet Member

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    Rumours that “Forbidden Tomb” will be coming to Tomb Blaster...that enthusiast who had a hand in wrecking Tomb Blaster this year has spoken about it.
     
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    Is that the new themed wording for, "closed"?
     
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    So they’re removing the guns and reverting it back to how it was pre-Tomb Blaster?

    Very interesting decision if true; I wonder if Duel might meet the same fate and return to the Haunted House?
     
  4. OilyWater

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    No

    It's a ridiculous internet rumour. All theyre potentially doing is reusing the old Forbidden Tomb sign which is still underneath
     
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    @OilyWater I think the change back to Forbidden Tomb is more than just a rumour. I say this as the rumour/news started from an announcement from Nick Hudson one of the men behind the Tomb Blaster refurbishment that took place earlier this year. Also if you remember a few of the targets were removed from the first couple of scenes in Tomb Blaster. Personally I think the targets were removed as a test to see the public’s reaction to the ride experience minus the guns. Finally Nick Hudson said at the time of the refurbishment that he was hoping to put the Terror back into the Tomb. To me this statement sounds like Nick Hudson knew about the return of Forbidden Tomb but simply didn’t announce it for whatever reason.
     
  6. D4n

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    Just a shame that, with or without the guns, the ride is now rubbish.
     
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    Bring back Abdab or don't bother doing anything at all.
     
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    Maybe thats why he did a TERRORble job of it
     
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    Bring back Zappomatic or don't bother doing anything at all.
     
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  10. Prof Burp

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    @pluk I apologise for breaking this news too you but Zapomatic was the main character of The 5th Dimension not Terror/Forbidden Tomb. Abdab was the main character in both of the original Tomb variants of Tomb Blaster,this means that if anyone is given mouth to mouth and returns it will be Abdab and not Zapomatic.
     
  11. pluk

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    Oh dear


    Anyway, who wants to buy the worlds most broken Top Spin? Anyone?

    https://www.usedamusement-rides.com/ridesforsale/huss-top-spin-1/

    Or maybe a pirate ship in such good condition the park chose to replace it with a different one?

    https://www.usedamusement-rides.com/ridesforsale/huss-pirat/
     
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  12. ringo

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    Merlin's Black Friday offering slightly larger than usual.
     
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    Describing the top spin as being in 'good condition' is Merlins most outrageous marketing claim to date :laughing:
     
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    You watch mingoland purchase it now.
     
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    @pluk Arr ya shore this is the Black Buccaneer that used to sail the stormy seas of Chessington World Of Adventures? I thought the Black Buccaneer had its maiden voyage in 1988 and not in 1982 as the advertisement on the website suggests. With regards to Ramasis Revenge I think the only buyer will be a Theme Park that requires spare parts for thier Topspin. Alternatively a scrap metal delears could buy Ramasis,melt it down and make something e.g. a bus shelter. I hope that the ride is reparable if purchased by the right person but I seriously doubt that it is!! @pluk do you know what has become of the Vintage Cars from Toadies Crazy Cars or even the Wind In The Willows themeing?

    Kind regards @Prof Burp Aufwedesain
     
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    Ramasis, the secret love child of Rameses Revenge and Nemesis?
     
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    Would love to see the buyers face when they first start it up and hear the noise from the brakes.
     
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    It is Chessington’s one, and I imagine they take those numbers from their retained documentation so they should be correct. I can only presume wasn't new when Chessington purchased. There wasn't an internet full of sluthing geeks to document it at the time though. The ride type was already 10 years old in '88 so its certainly likely.
     
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  20. Prof Burp

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    @pluk it isn’t a massive shock that the Black Buccaneer was second hand. Since the Black Buccaneers insulation Chessington World Of Adventures have purchased,Monkey Swinger (Billy’s Wizzer),Temple Of Mayhem (Dennis’s Madhouse),Peeking Hights (Eclipse) and River Rafts (Crocodile Creek) that have all been second hand.

    @pluk the fact that Black Buccaneer was already a decade old when claimed as new, could explain why it has been condemned by Chessy and sold before The Blade at Alton Towers. To the unsuspecting eye The Blade would appear older than The Black Buccaneer whereas in reality the Black Buccaneer is at least 8 years older due to the fact that Chessington World Of Adventures purchased it years after it was originally new.
     
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