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by Jared
Wed Feb 16, 2022 12:07 pm
Forum: Theme Parks & Attractions
Topic: Chessington World of Adventures Resort
Replies: 4111
Views: 341169

Re: Chessington World of Adventures Resort

^ The ride hardware wasn't ordered until after planning was approved. So it'll be quite some time until the rides arrive on site.
by Jared
Sun Feb 28, 2021 5:29 pm
Forum: Theme Parks & Attractions
Topic: Holiday Park
Replies: 3
Views: 4859

Re: Holiday Park

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by Jared
Sun Feb 28, 2021 5:23 pm
Forum: Theme Parks & Attractions
Topic: Chessington World of Adventures Resort
Replies: 4111
Views: 341169

Re: Chessington World of Adventures Resort

Alton Towers will refurbish Nemesis over 2021 and reopen it in 2022 in my opinion There's currently no evidence to suggest this is the case. Although it is indeed heavily rumoured that Alton Towers will refurbish Nemesis' track and train, there's been no announcement or even suggestion that this is...
by Jared
Sat Dec 19, 2020 9:12 pm
Forum: Theme Parks & Attractions
Topic: Chessington World of Adventures Resort
Replies: 4111
Views: 341169

Re: Croc Drop - New for 2021

Croc Drop has arrived at Chessington, the ride hardware has arrived. Lots more photos here. :)

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by Jared
Mon Dec 14, 2020 10:28 pm
Forum: Theme Parks & Attractions
Topic: Chessington World of Adventures Resort
Replies: 4111
Views: 341169

Re: The Blue Barnacle (formerly Black Buccaneer)

Chris wrote:Yes looks it, but then the boat is raised up so the angle may be misleading.

Still trying to work out who the manufacturer is...
It's manufactured by Metallbau Emmeln. The same people who built Mr Monkey's Banana Ride at Thorpe Park. It's a bigger model than that though of course.
by Jared
Sat Nov 07, 2020 11:33 am
Forum: Theme Parks & Attractions
Topic: Chessington World of Adventures Resort
Replies: 4111
Views: 341169

Re: Forbidden Kingdom Drop Tower - New for 2021

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Behold, I found the logo last night! :)
by Jared
Mon Sep 07, 2020 6:06 pm
Forum: Theme Parks & Attractions
Topic: Chessington World of Adventures Resort
Replies: 4111
Views: 341169

Re: Tomb Blaster

I went on Tomb Blaster back at the beginning of August and most of the targets weren't turned on and half of the effects were not working. I was so disappointed after hearing that the ride received a revamp.  A large number of the targets have been turned off on purpose as part of the changes to th...
by Jared
Mon Mar 09, 2020 10:25 am
Forum: Theme Parks & Attractions
Topic: Chessington World of Adventures Resort
Replies: 4111
Views: 341169

Re: The Blue Barnacle (formerly Black Buccaneer)

Seeing as this is the replacement for Black Buccaneer, I thought a new topic would be in order. :)

Who's looking forward to seeing the new ride when it arrives later this year?
by Jared
Mon Feb 17, 2020 9:01 pm
Forum: Theme Parks & Attractions
Topic: Chessington World of Adventures Resort
Replies: 4111
Views: 341169

Re: Black Buccaneer

rainbowryder wrote:I wonder if it will be the same model or a completely new model using a similar base area. There are new foundations, so we should expect this new ship to be with us for a long time. 
It's a brand new ride. It is no longer going to be a Huss (or so I'm told).
by Jared
Mon Jan 27, 2020 5:22 pm
Forum: Theme Parks & Attractions
Topic: Chessington World of Adventures Resort
Replies: 4111
Views: 341169

Re: Black Buccaneer

Chessington has confirmed via their Social Media channels that a new ship is coming to the park and they are asking for help naming it.
by Jared
Sun Mar 31, 2019 10:21 pm
Forum: Theme Parks & Attractions
Topic: Chessington World of Adventures Resort
Replies: 4111
Views: 341169

Re: Chessington - General Discussion

So it seems Black Buccaneer, Seastorm and Tiger Rock still haven’t completed winter maintenance which is disappointing considering Chessington has been open for the 2019 season for a bit now. Has anyone got any updates on these. I’m going on Weds but looks unlikely they’ll be open soon from what I’...
by Jared
Sun Dec 30, 2018 11:52 pm
Forum: Theme Parks & Attractions
Topic: Chessington World of Adventures Resort
Replies: 4111
Views: 341169

Re: Safari Lodges Development

Sorry to double post, but it was approved on Christmas Eve.
by Jared
Sun Nov 25, 2018 11:35 pm
Forum: Theme Parks & Attractions
Topic: Chessington World of Adventures Resort
Replies: 4111
Views: 341169

Re: Safari Lodges Development

It's a shame the bar has been cut, but still has the potential to be a lovely development. Just to confirm, the bar hasn't been 'cut'. It'll be part of a secondary expansion application once the initial set of Lodges is built. Essentially, Chessington ran into huge problems with the original applic...
by Jared
Thu Aug 23, 2018 6:38 pm
Forum: Theme Parks & Attractions
Topic: Chessington World of Adventures Resort
Replies: 4111
Views: 341169

Re: Chessington - The Future

The field at the corner of the Vampire and Dragon's Fury has been earmarked for development for a fair while, and I could see it nicely housing a wooden coaster, given how they've implemented Wicker Man. It's to my understanding that they can't build on that green area next to Dragons Fury as it is...
by Jared
Tue Apr 24, 2018 10:08 am
Forum: Theme Parks & Attractions
Topic: Chessington World of Adventures Resort
Replies: 4111
Views: 341169

Re: Land of the Tiger - New for 2018

Dan wrote:As posted on SouthParks Facebook; The rockwork formation surrounding Tiger Rock’s main drop is almost complete. Image
Just to confirm, it's not 'Almost' complete. Land of the Tiger is complete bar snagging which is on going by the contractors.
by Jared
Wed Mar 28, 2018 8:53 pm
Forum: Theme Parks & Attractions
Topic: Chessington World of Adventures Resort
Replies: 4111
Views: 341169

Re: Chessington - General Discussion

It's a concept that was drawn up by John Burton. It's not an official concept and one that was put together before he went on to work for Merlin Entertainments.
by Jared
Thu Oct 13, 2016 9:55 pm
Forum: Theme Parks & Attractions
Topic: Thorpe Park Resort - The Future
Replies: 1970
Views: 305222

Re: Thorpe Park - The Future

I doubt it'll re-open. Dragon Falls had a lot of work done to add in new evacuation platforms and steps that are most likely too costly on Loggers and Flume. So I believe it's a H&S thing.
by Jared
Fri Jul 01, 2016 8:47 pm
Forum: Theme Parks & Attractions
Topic: Thorpe Park - Derren Brown's Ghost Train
Replies: 4894
Views: 1065237

Re: Derren Brown's Ghost Train - New for 2016

Oh, I know that. The transit system is fab and works great, it's the VR that's the issue.
by Jared
Fri Jul 01, 2016 8:13 pm
Forum: Theme Parks & Attractions
Topic: Thorpe Park - Derren Brown's Ghost Train
Replies: 4894
Views: 1065237

Re: Derren Brown's Ghost Train - New for 2016

It was fun, but it's still very glitchy. 5/10.
by Jared
Fri Jul 01, 2016 8:11 pm
Forum: Theme Parks & Attractions
Topic: Winter Wonderland - Hyde Park London
Replies: 444
Views: 66698

Re: Winter Wonderland - Hyde Park London

From the ride team on the coaster when I rode it recently in Austria.