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Re: Chessington - The Future

Thu Jun 08, 2017 2:48 pm

Scruffy Dog have shared this image of a new project, and for some reason it screams Dragons Falls to me. They also noted the name is recognisable which both Chessingtion and Dragons Falls are. It could be entirely unrelated but I wouldn't be surprised seeing as Dragons Falls is expected to have a refurb similar to Scorpion Express at some point...

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Re: Chessington - The Future

Fri Jun 09, 2017 11:37 pm

Scruffy Dog have confirmed that the image is not related to Dragon Falls, nor any Merlin project for that matter.
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Re: Chessington - The Future

Sat Jun 10, 2017 12:45 am

What a shame! I was beginning to look forward to some sort of re-vamp of Dargon Falls! I guess it may still get one though a some point hopefully.
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Re: Chessington - The Future

Tue Jul 25, 2017 7:58 pm

As reported by SouthParks News, Chessington have submitted plans for a 'Forest Segways Tours' attraction to be located next to the Go Ape High Ropes course in the Sixty Acre Woods. This will comprise of a 1600m long circuit which will take guests through the natural woodland in the area. Groups can be up to 14 guests with five, 90 minute sessions a day.

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Re: Chessington - The Future

Tue Jul 25, 2017 8:10 pm

I'm so excited by this! I've done the forest segways at the GoApe located in Sherwood Forest, and it is fantastic! Really glad it's coming to chessie!
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Re: Chessington - The Future

Tue Jul 25, 2017 11:34 pm

They also offer it at Go Ape Thetford, although I've never been there. It has been a while since I've been on a Segway, but when I go biking nearby, they always seem to be in use!

Just found a little video too!
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Re: Chessington - The Future

Sun Jul 22, 2018 7:06 pm

Some speculation, as Chessington haven't had a brand new ride in a while. The park is in reasonable need of something new that can add capacity, given that pretty much every weekend Vampire and Dragon's Fury will have queues 40-90 minutes in length, along with Grufallo and Zoofari having similarly long queues.

If I remember correctly, there was some suggestion in the last development plan that they wanted to add a new coaster, with a water coaster being hinted at. Given the re-theme of Tiger Rock this year, I'm not sure they need a water coaster, or that it would give the capacity they need.

My speculation is given the success of Wicker Man, could they build a family oriented woodie? They could even shove an IP in there like Oscar's Wacky Taxi if they really had to.

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.

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