Chessington World of Adventures Resort

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  1. Matt N

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    Interesting… the area looks really nice! We still don’t know a huge amount yet, though; it looks similar to Land of the Dragons, in that it’s an area with a big coaster encircling the perimeter and a few children’s rides scattered in the middle.


    The coaster looks quite unique, and while my first thought was a Family Boomerang, the mention of a 1.4m height restriction is interesting… I thought Chessington was more centred towards younger kids these days?
     
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    A boomerang , as in with one train? What a woeful choice for a ride that desperately needs a high capacity !
     
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    I really don't see that happening. It just doesn't fit with what else the park has?
     
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    Apparently the ride with a 1.4 metre height restriction is Tiny Truckers, which is getting re-themed to The Texas Chainsaw Massacre.
     
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    Here's a first look at the new proposed central theming element. Top rides include a coaster with a massive drop themed around tax avoidance, Zero Hour Contract - The Ride and a dark ride where you travel through different scenes showing robots and drones replacing humans with its gift shop selling personalised P45's as souvenirs.[​IMG]

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    Considering there are two sets of air gates, that's actually a good guess!
    Would also explain the 1.4m height restriction.
    Shaun Sanbrooke seems to think it'll be a family boomerang though. Wing Coaster train on a Family Boomerang layout perhaps? :p
     
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    Track and platform configuration looks completely wrong for a wing coaster. I would argue it is just artists impression.

    A boomerang wing coaster is pretty far out there!

    As for a 1.4 rider restriction, utterly ridiculous for the park considering its target market!
     
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    Where are people getting boomerang from? The area artists impression suggests a full circuit coaster encompassing the site, although with (I'm sure deliberately) very little detail on the layout.

    Flats of Zamerlla round bouncy thing and music trip? Ok.
     
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    You would have thought if it was a 1.4 metre restriction that its NOT going to be junior boomerang. Anyone's guess at this point though!
     
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    Looks like an inversion to me.

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    There is a gap in the tracks in the bottom right of the overhead plan, I didn't spot it at first either.


    But for me the whole area feels a bit meh so far. Compare it to Tornado Springs at Paultons...
     
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    The consultation says:
    God help the throughput.
     
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    Yep, that pretty much rules out a ride with throughput any better than Fury. Best we can hope for is something with a larger train than a Jr boomerang.
     
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    this solves... literally none of their problems. Low capacity, short duration, another ride you can find a better version of at Paultons...

    Surely Merlin just sell the parks at this point? Clearly they have no long-term vision.
     
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    They confirmed at the public consultation that it’ll have a 1.4m height restriction so we can rule out a Vekoma Junior Boomerang.
     
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    This seems pretty underwhelming. There is so much empty space on the concept art and aside from trees there looks to be very little theming? The rollercoaster station is also open to the elements with no roof.

    It all looks a bit sparse and cheap and not a patch on what Paulton's are doing.
     

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