Chessington World of Adventures Resort

Poisson

TS Member
Favourite Ride
The Giant Squid
Shamefully
Bad
Failures (I'll keep it pc so the mods don't kill me)

SBF build crap for cheap. In a world where Zamperla, KMG, HUSS, Technical Park etc exist, there is no excuse for Merlin to go and buy from the bargain basement. It'd be like them buying a Preston & Barbieri or an L&T Systems coaster and claiming it to be suitably high qaulity.
 

Funcone

TS Member
Apparently Chessington hired a consultant to help them pick the rides, and he said that SBF Visa are actually really well engineered these days. I can't remember what the consultant was called, but he drives a yellow three wheeled van, if anyone knows who I mean.
 

Poisson

TS Member
Favourite Ride
The Giant Squid
Apparently Chessington hired a consultant to help them pick the rides, and he said that SBF Visa are actually really well engineered these days. I can't remember what the consultant was called, but he drives a yellow three wheeled van, if anyone knows who I mean.

Funny that, another consultant apparently had a very nice Labrador guiding him out of the building
 

Excalibur

TS Member
How is a SBF Jumper going to cope with demand if Mix Tape was having problems at Alton? Unless it’s different hardware which I avjt imagine it being that different?
 

John_P

TS Member

dazza4783

TS Member
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AT86

TS Member
The reported investment level of this land of £12.5 million perhaps helps to explain the choice of manufacturer for the flat rides.

It seems low for what this has to cover. Bearing in mind this is a brand new area from the ground up, with IP costs to pay for, a B&M coaster, 2 flat rides, associated buildings/shops, 55ft theming feature etc.

Not sure how far this is going to stretch.
 

James Watkins

TS Member
The reported investment level of this land of £12.5 million perhaps helps to explain the choice of manufacturer for the flat rides.

It seems low for what this has to cover. Bearing in mind this is a brand new area from the ground up, with IP costs to pay for, a B&M coaster, 2 flat rides, associated buildings/shops, 55ft theming feature etc.

Not sure how far this is going to stretch.
Been reported here the total project will cost $20.5 million (£17 million)
 

AT86

TS Member
The last Jumanji film came out in 2019 with another one in development. I think for a company that doesn’t own the IP’s this is a pretty solid choice to be fair.

Plus when the IP agreement does end, the park will be left with a generic jungle/animal land that fits well with the overall theme of the park, which is a bonus.
 

Rick

TS Member
Favourite Ride
Crux
I continue to be unimpressed by Merlin’s choice of IP. Half expecting Grown Ups 2: The Ride to open in 2026
God not again. In what world is a franchise that has done £2 BILLION at the box office, with more on the way as @AT86 says, not a slam dunk ? Not to mention the franchise is hand in glove in terms of Chessington's theme.

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Enthusiasts (for 20 years) - Chessington needs more investment
Merlin - £17m new area with a roller coaster from the most highly regarded manufacturer of all time
Enthusiasts - No.

Absolute plant pots.

Bring it on.
 
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