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Mattovey1984 wrote:What date does the Theme Park rides shut this year? Or do they operate until the close for Christmas?
Chessington have extended their theme park season until Saturday 28th November this year (although closed on Tuesday - Thursday in November), with Sunday 29th now a passholder exclusive day.
Brilliant. There is still hope for another day out this year then :-)
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Behold, I found the logo last night! :)
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Good find :P  An announcement can't be too far off, as it seemed like they were gearing up to one a few weeks back and then it all fell silent...
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It looks like they got bored and started playing around with WordArt in Microsoft Word... Oh god it's terrible  :lol
Ride count since the beginning of 2015: 2219!
Ride count 2020: 446!
Cred count: 117!

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That is an impressively terrible logo. Lose the metallic gradient and texture, make it a flat colour or a subtle 3D effect , apply the crumbling effect to the text, replace the outline with some sort of shadowing or emboss effect.

KISS applies. Too much going on with too many inconsistencies making it look like someone was just playing with a bunch of text effects in their lunch break.
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It also resembles the logo for Oblivion, no?
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Coming soon to a Merlin park in mainland Europe...

Crop Drop: the Green Hole
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Construction photos of Croc Drop today courtesy of Theme Park Guide.
Really coming along nicely, interesting that ride hardware is still not in place.
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The new boat has arrived! Would I be right in saying it’s smaller than Black Buccaneer? Photo courtesy of Theme Park Guide.
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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...
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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.
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Croc Drop has arrived at Chessington, the ride hardware has arrived. Lots more photos here. :)

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Chessington World of Adventures Resort have this morning officially announced their new for 2021 attraction, Croc Drop.

This 25m family drop tower will see guests take part in a ceremony to banish evil spirits from the Egyptian god Sobek as they plunge into the crocodile's giant jaws.

Are you excited to tackle this jaw-dropping addition?

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The logo's still terrible but the theming having you launch out of a stone crocodile with jade teeth is neat.

They could have easily have filled in the Ramses Revenge pit, plonked on the drop tower and called it a day so it's good to see them taking care with the theming.
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