Chessington World of Adventures Resort

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

  1. Matt N

    Matt N TowersStreet Member

    Messages:
    8,687
    Likes Received:
    7,472
    Location:
    Forest of Dean
    Favourite Ride:
    Mako (SeaWorld Orlando)
    Where did you find that post @Thameslink Rail?

    I did wonder whether Merlin and Gerstlauer’s relationship was somewhat fragmented following Smiler, but I guess Alton Towers isn’t Chessington, and Gerstlauer will be dealing with Chessington’s team instead of Alton Towers’ when developing this ride. 6 years is also a very long time; maybe Merlin is willing to go back to Gerst now?
    Sorry; I should have said at the start that it was going to be long!

    I wouldn’t necessarily say that B&M or Mack are out of the question, as Merlin has done business with both beforehand, but I wouldn’t say either really looks like the most likely candidate for the project, particularly Mack.
     
    Thameslink Rail and Skyscraper like this.
  2. Thameslink Rail

    Thameslink Rail TowersStreet Member

    Messages:
    1,981
    Likes Received:
    2,327
    Favourite Ride:
    The Smiler
    Towers Street Discord 3rd February 2021 19:28
     
    Matt N likes this.
  3. Skyscraper

    Skyscraper TowersStreet Member

    Messages:
    6,442
    Likes Received:
    4,290
    Location:
    Sheffield
    Favourite Ride:
    Nemesis
    I'm very suprised that Intamin hasn't been bandied around, as they have built a wing coaster before (Furious Baco) and are very experienced with launches as well. :confused:
     
    Matt N and Thameslink Rail like this.
  4. Thameslink Rail

    Thameslink Rail TowersStreet Member

    Messages:
    1,981
    Likes Received:
    2,327
    Favourite Ride:
    The Smiler
    And they build quite a lot of shuttle coasters and Merlin have worked with them in the past (Th13teen), yeah I'm surprised.
     
    Skyscraper likes this.
  5. Matt N

    Matt N TowersStreet Member

    Messages:
    8,687
    Likes Received:
    7,472
    Location:
    Forest of Dean
    Favourite Ride:
    Mako (SeaWorld Orlando)
    I didn’t include Intamin because they weren’t mentioned by Chessington as a manufacturer being considered for the ride.

    I’m also surprised that they’re not considering Intamin; Intamin seem nuts enough to do something as innovative as this, and they have an incredibly wide repertoire of skills!
     
    Skyscraper likes this.
  6. Benjsh

    Benjsh TowersStreet Member

    Messages:
    1,944
    Likes Received:
    3,166
    Location:
    Manchester
    Favourite Ride:
    Steel Vengeance
    It doesn't make economic sense for them to add an Intamin or B&M as much as we'd all love them too. It's a family park primarily.

    They just installed a drop tower which isn't from one the go to manufacturers of that ride type.

    The coaster will be done on the cheap.
     
    jon81uk and MaxPower like this.
  7. Matt N

    Matt N TowersStreet Member

    Messages:
    8,687
    Likes Received:
    7,472
    Location:
    Forest of Dean
    Favourite Ride:
    Mako (SeaWorld Orlando)
    On the flip side, cheaper ride hardware allows them to have an amazing budget for theming, which if recent installations like Wicker Man and Croc Drop are anything to go by, should work really well for Chessington!
     
  8. tayspru

    tayspru TowersStreet Member

    Messages:
    511
    Likes Received:
    835
    They’ll spend the themeing budget on the giant lion structure and the rest of the area will look like a mid to high end outdoor shopping centre
     
    Alsty, jon81uk, AT86 and 4 others like this.
  9. Rick

    Rick TowersStreet Member

    Messages:
    5,489
    Likes Received:
    10,856
    Location:
    Argleton
    Favourite Ride:
    Crux
    Anyone in the market for a Wing Coaster would only consider Intamin if they hadn't ridden Baco.
     
    Rojo, Jb85, Ian and 3 others like this.
  10. pluk

    pluk TowersStreet Member

    Messages:
    2,005
    Likes Received:
    4,094
    Location:
    Essex
    The presentation was a svague as it could possibly have been. The list of manufacturers wasn't necessarily exhaustive.

    If they are 6 weeks away from a full detail planning application submission they know full well who will be building the ride, I wouldn't be surprised at all if they deliberately mentioned everyone they could think of other than the true manufacturer...
     
    Islander, jon81uk, MaxPower and 4 others like this.
  11. MaxPower

    MaxPower TowersStreet Member

    Messages:
    581
    Likes Received:
    1,286
    Location:
    London
    I hear they're going with Golden Horse.....
     
    Thameslink Rail and pluk like this.
  12. Themepark-newbie

    Themepark-newbie TowersStreet Member

    Messages:
    112
    Likes Received:
    152
    Nah, I heard they were building it 'in house' using anything salvageable from the old monorail ride.
     
    MattyH, MaxPower, jon81uk and 2 others like this.
  13. Jb85

    Jb85 TowersStreet Member

    Messages:
    1,109
    Likes Received:
    1,445
    How thrilling is this ride going to be - 1.4m seems very much out of the norm for the park
     
  14. Rick

    Rick TowersStreet Member

    Messages:
    5,489
    Likes Received:
    10,856
    Location:
    Argleton
    Favourite Ride:
    Crux
    Rattlesnake is 1.4m, right?
     
  15. Jb85

    Jb85 TowersStreet Member

    Messages:
    1,109
    Likes Received:
    1,445
    Can’t remember to be honest - not been for years !!!

    Certainly looks unique
     
  16. jon81uk

    jon81uk TowersStreet Member

    Messages:
    4,907
    Likes Received:
    4,490
    And that is apparently all to do with the shared lap bar.
     
  17. jon81uk

    jon81uk TowersStreet Member

    Messages:
    4,907
    Likes Received:
    4,490
    The concept art appears to show an inversion.

    I agree though, Chessington doesn’t need inverting rides really. But they do need something about as thrilling as Vampire and Dragons Fury again.
     
  18. Rick

    Rick TowersStreet Member

    Messages:
    5,489
    Likes Received:
    10,856
    Location:
    Argleton
    Favourite Ride:
    Crux
    Right, but irrespective of the reason, it's not beyond comprehension that they would add another 1.4m ride to the park, arguably that's not a bad thing as it allows some 'progression'.
     
    Matt.GC and Tim like this.
  19. jon81uk

    jon81uk TowersStreet Member

    Messages:
    4,907
    Likes Received:
    4,490
    yes but I’m still not sure they need a coaster with an inversion though.

    although I suppose the Corkscrew at AT was often a first step into riding inverting coasters so it could work in that sort of regard.
     
    Rick likes this.
  20. RicketyCricket

    RicketyCricket TowersStreet Member

    Messages:
    1,491
    Likes Received:
    3,225
    Favourite Ride:
    Taron
    Quick question, what happened to the Gorillas? Are they still there?

    That area was closed off when I went a few weeks ago.
     

Share This Page