I'm hoping it brings the charm back to the area. When they removed that iconic facia a few years back, the area didn't feel the same and it felt very tired and Dragon Falls felt very much like a standard log flume. Seeing this work being done excites me. I'm sure it will be a great addition, especially after hearing some of the teasers from the TTSP Spring Spectacular event!
I really hope they do do something with that old bit of rockwork. Really doesn't look that good, and does detract from the fresh new look of Tiger Rock somewhat. Even if it's just a quick paint to match the newer colour scheme of the Tiger Rock, that might disguise it enough so that it isn't as easy to notice.
Mack have been in and commisioned the ride to meet current standards. I wasn't aware that anything needed fixing prior.
Jared - we say 'almost' as there were still a few days to the press day on Saturday (when the photo was posted) and there still could be snagging or amendments to be made. We had Magic Making attend the event a few weeks ago so have been updated on progress.
I was at Chessington today and noticed that a form of catch/'Y' fencing has been put up around the lifthill and top section. Nothing on the drop although the metal looks quite shiny, much shinier than I remember. I'm glad it's Mack who have come in and commissioned it, there's something reassuring about the original manufacturer refurbishing an old ride.
Looks like the Golden Buddha is staying too, I don't think this was officially confirmed anywhere.
From what I saw today I have to say I'm pretty impressed. The new enclosure looks amazing and the tigers seem to be settling in just fine. There's a good view of them from the Kobra queueline.
The site is still a hive of activity, with just over a week to go I think it might be a bit tight!