After 26 years Bubbleworks, Chessington World of Adventures Resort’s much loved dark boat ride, has closed its doors and taken its final passengers as the attraction retires to make way for a new ride set to open in 2017.

To mark the final closure of the attraction, the Resort have thrown a VIP #ByeByeBubbleworks Party which both celebrated the attraction’s long history, and also reflected on the many memories created by the ride. Along with an appearance from Professor Burp who kicked off proceedings at the start of the evening, invited guests had the opportunity to get their final rides before bidding a final farewell to the attraction. A selection of items from the ride were also on display as well as a brief history of the development of the ride offering a unique opportunity to gain an insight into how the ride developed and see up close some of the inner workings and theming features.

First opening in 1990 as ‘Professor Burp’s Bubbleworks’, the attraction formed part of what was then the all new Transylvania area of the theme park. Masterminded by renowned ride designer, John Wardley, the attraction formed part of t