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Re: Chessington - General Discussion

Posted: Fri Jun 15, 2018 7:07 am
by Xtremecoasters_Official
After a break of 28 years, I decided to visit Chessington again last Friday as I was in the area for the Summer Screamer event on the Saturday. I'm not too sure why I left it so long to return back to the park, but needless to say it has changed a fair bit since my last visit for Vampires opening season.

Overall I was really impressed. The park was clean, the ride ops and staff were extremely friendly and a lot of fun, and the ride collection while not amazing (I prefer height and speed to theming) was more then adequate to keep me entertained for the day.

The below music video is a little compilation I threw together with some of the highlights of my day :)


Re: Chessington - General Discussion

Posted: Fri Jun 15, 2018 11:59 pm
by Chris
Excellent video! :)

Re: Chessington - General Discussion

Posted: Wed Jul 04, 2018 8:29 pm
by Dan
Chessington World of Adventures Resort have announced that the ‘Summer of Emoji’ will be taking place between 19th July and 3rd September.

Included in the event will be an activity trail in which guests set out to find the hidden Emoji’s in order to win an exclusive pop badge. There will also be prize giveaways for park guests, social media and challenge winners, along with the chance to meet your favourite Emoji characters.

Somewhat confusingly, the dates on the image don’t match the dates stated on the webpage.

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Re: Chessington - General Discussion

Posted: Wed Jul 04, 2018 8:56 pm
by Swarm Chris
So let me get this right, Merlin have paid money to license the use of generic yellow expressive faces, which they're going to turn into meet and greet characters.

Just think with Tiger Rock they could have made their own mascot characters: Terry and Tara, the Chessington Tigers. One likes to explore, the other loves adventure. Much cheaper, more fitting with their theme, and an ability to create their own merchandise.

But sorry Chessington, that's my idea now. So you can't have it unless you license it from me.

Re: Chessington - General Discussion

Posted: Wed Jul 04, 2018 9:47 pm
by Justin
I'm really not sure what to make of this. To be honest, it doesn't fit in with Chessington's theme. It is a shame that they didn't use Rocky from Tiger Rock. They have made him into a soft toy, so could be a mascot. While I am not keen on the theme at all, I think it would have fitted in more at Alton and the current CCL.

Re: Chessington - General Discussion

Posted: Wed Jul 04, 2018 9:48 pm
by ThemeCrafter264
It's not even the emoji movie...

Re: Chessington - General Discussion

Posted: Sun Jul 15, 2018 3:44 pm
by ThemeCrafter264
Does anybody know what is happening to Kobra? It has been shut all today and I really want to ride it when I visit Chessington on Tuesday.

Re: Chessington - General Discussion

Posted: Mon Jul 16, 2018 12:24 am
by revendication
Seems to have been having a few issues lately, was down on Wednesday morning when I was there but back up and running later in the day.

Re: Chessington - General Discussion

Posted: Tue Jul 17, 2018 6:24 pm
by Swarm Chris
The Chessington emoji "characters" have made an appearance. I have to assume that they didn't spook the animals with their photo shoot.

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Source: Chessington Twitter

Re: Chessington - General Discussion

Posted: Tue Jul 17, 2018 8:26 pm
by Justin
#worldcheeseday