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Annoyingly that photo won't show for me.I can exclusively reveal that following the success of Croc Drop and forming an outstanding relationship with the manufactuerer, Chessington plan to invest in an SBF Visa MX608 Park Model spinning coaster....:
I'm a little concerned by the wording 'rollercoaster and other children's rides'. Linking the coaster to the phrase 'other childrens rides' suggests to me childrens coaster, rather than a family coaster of any significant size.
If the pont of the release is to generate excitement and the coaster was significant surely they'd call it a family coaster or similar, or at least give some vague comment on its scale? Or maybe it's more of a planning consideration and throwing the childrens word in there is to make those who might oppose it think there's little to worry about, what with it being just childrens rides?
Or maybe I'm reading too much into a release which contains almost no information?!
I'm not convinced a water coaster is a particularly good fit for the UK. Walking around Chessington can be a miserable enough experience at times without also being wet and cold too.With that in mind, the two ride types cited back in the masterplan were a “Wild Jungle Ride”, depicting a jungle-themed family launch coaster similar to Juvelen, and a “Water Coaster”, depicting a pirate-themed water coaster.
I think you are reading into it too much, as AT86 mentioned, the document was for locals as part of planning permission consultation.
In the masterplan, the park said that this new coaster will function as a “new headline attraction” that will “ensure the park stays relevant”. I’m not 100% sure what they currently consider Chessington’s headline attraction, but given that Vampire is 31 years old, built by a defunct manufacturer that is presumably hard to get parts for and is allegedly hated by the locals, I wouldn’t be too surprised if Vampire ultimately does end up leaving sooner rather than later, personally.New coaster? At Chessington?...
Must mean Vampire's on it's way out then...