Chessington World of Adventures Resort

Discussion in 'European Parks and Attractions' started by Anonymous, 12th Jun 2012.

  1. OilyWater

    OilyWater TowersStreet Member

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    That video was posted by Chessington on their social media a month or two back. Typical fan channel just reuploading others' stuff.
     
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  2. AT86

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    Fair enough. Just thought the content may be of interest, didn’t realise it had been posted before.
     
  3. AT86

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    Oh, well that’s a shame.

     
  4. Swarm Chris

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    They're not allowed to sell footwear though with the name.
     
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    ...and crocs can't sell drop tower theme park rides.
     
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  6. Thameslink Rail

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    Is this an SBF Visa drop tower? If it is then this might be the most mediocre drop tower ever built!
     
  7. djtruefitt

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    Following London going in to tier 3, chessington are having to change their Christmas event from this weekend, room on the broom, The Gruffolo and Sealife will now be closed (as they are inside), but will be replaced by the little sea dragon ride and jungle Rangers.

    The pantomime has also been cancelled, and hotels are closed. Everything else remains the same including Santa.
     
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  8. AT86

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    In positive news, it looks like the very run down buildings in Forbidden Kingdom are getting a refresh ready for 2021.

    If all the buildings are redone in this style it could look really nice in this area.

    [​IMG]
     
  9. djtruefitt

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    I hope if they aren’t planning on using the raised areas as a queue line for the nee ride, they remove those awful prison queue line fences, and just out some nice themed fencing up there. I guess if it is being used as a queue then it will stay as it is.
     
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  10. OilyWater

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    Great, I hope they get restored properly. It was last done about 10 years ago and looked great, but turned bad so quickly with the fabrics suddenly removed and buildings going so dirty again. Its a great area when looking good.
     
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  11. Thameslink Rail

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    Ok we now know that Chessington are complete cheapskates
    I wouldn't mind but even Gulliver's has an SBF visa drop tower!
     
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    Erm link removed, is that a private video?
     
  13. Thameslink Rail

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    What video?
     
  14. Benzin

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    Were you expecting an Intamin or something?
     
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  15. imanautie

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    Oh it looked based on video in the link to be a video, either way it's not showing...
     
  16. AT86

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    Works for me. It’s a link to a Theme Park Guide Facebook post. Maybe they have blocked you or you have them blocked?
     
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    Following the move into tier 4, Chessington will now be closed from tomorrow... probably for the rest of the year. A shame for anybody planning to go their Winter's Tail event :(

     
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  18. Themepark-newbie

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    So, exactly the same model as Magma at Paultons (as expected) Great theming will be let down by a mediocre ride with appalling throughput.

    Still, I guess it will be popular with the target market!
     
  19. AT86

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    Just had a quick look at the plans, and the entrance/exit will be via the existing shop to the right of the attraction with the queue running around the back of the ride, so it won't use the elevated level. As you say this should mean they can rip out that awful fence and replace it with something more aesthetically pleasing.
     
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    @OilyWater I told you that Forbidden Kingdom was being refurbished. I also said that Forbidden Tomb was returning. Just want a few weeks/months and you will see Forbidden Tomb return.
     

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