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Re: Chessington - The Future

Posted: Thu Jun 08, 2017 2:48 pm
by Owen
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

Posted: Fri Jun 09, 2017 11:37 pm
by lewis97
Scruffy Dog have confirmed that the image is not related to Dragon Falls, nor any Merlin project for that matter.

Re: Chessington - The Future

Posted: Sat Jun 10, 2017 12:45 am
by Robert W
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.

Re: Chessington - The Future

Posted: Wed Jul 05, 2017 8:16 pm
by Ladyofthelake
As reported on SouthParks News, Chessington have submitted plans for a refresh of the Mystic East area, including a re-theme of Dragon Falls.

If the plans get the go ahead, we'll be seeing 3 new interconnected tiger enclosures, as well as new landscaping and theming in the form of a tiger's head on the final drop of Dragon Falls which guests will pass through on the ride. The tiger tunnels which connect the enclosures will also potentially see the tigers walk over guests heads as they walk from one enclosure to the other.

This is very exciting news, and personally I'm so pleased that the tigers will be getting a much larger enclosure as their current home, in my opinion, is far too small. I also love the idea that one of the tiger tunnels passes over the drop for the flume meaning potentially a tiger could sit and watch you as the ride drops!

Re: Chessington - The Future

Posted: Wed Jul 05, 2017 8:22 pm
by Dom
I must admit i'm rather excited by this and now that Lakey has put the image of a tiger watching the flume ride drop I want that to happen so much :lol

What will be interesting to see is how the rock work will actually look. The plans only give so much away and we won't have an idea of how it will actually look in the area until it is done. Hopefully they won't mess it up as if they get it right it could look magnificent.

Re: Chessington - The Future

Posted: Wed Jul 05, 2017 8:27 pm
by lewis97
Even though this isn't a new major attraction it still looks like a really positive development for Chessington which will refresh one of the tiredest areas of the theme park.

Although not all of Mystic East is part of the planning application, hopefully the parts which lie outside of the planning boundary will also receive some general works to have them looking nice alongside the main development.

Re: Chessington - The Future

Posted: Sun Jul 09, 2017 10:59 am
by Luce
I love the idea of Mystic East receiving some TLC as it's overdue and will be nice to have some tigers to look at as well. Chessington has always been a pretty scenic park and this will be a nice addition.

Re: Chessington - The Future

Posted: Tue Jul 25, 2017 7:58 pm
by Ladyofthelake
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

Posted: Tue Jul 25, 2017 8:10 pm
by Liam.W
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!

Re: Chessington - The Future

Posted: Tue Jul 25, 2017 11:34 pm
by Justin
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!

Re: Chessington - The Future

Posted: Fri Aug 25, 2017 11:41 am
by lewis97
As posted on SouthParks Facebook, the redevelopment of Mystic East and retheme of Dragon Falls has been approved. For those interested, you can read the report and decision notice here, although it's all fairly standard.

Re: Chessington - The Future

Posted: Sat Sep 23, 2017 2:40 pm
by Bert2theSpark
Merlin have applied a trademark for 'Tiger Rock' which is most likely the new name for Dragon Falls. 

Also I wonder if they will they will change the the station as it is a very nice themed station and I wouldn't want it to disappear. This project very nicely themed and I hope the theming level stays the same throughout the whole of the Mystic East retheme/refurb. I'm looking forward to seeing this reopen next year!

Re: Chessington - The Future

Posted: Sat Sep 23, 2017 7:45 pm
by Chris
Me too. The concept art looks very similar to Wild Asia - so hope they still keep them looking different.

Re: Chessington - The Future

Posted: Mon Sep 25, 2017 8:14 am
by Muppet738
Was at chessington on Saturday saw framework for peeking heights on the back of a truck leaving park.