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Re: Chessington £14 million upgrade plan

Sun Jan 05, 2014 8:26 am

Winter 2014 I can guess means it will be ready to reopen on the opening day of the 2015 season. As Winter season starts on the 21st December 2014 and ends on Thursday 19th March 2015.
 
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Chessington £14 million upgrade plan

Sun Jan 05, 2014 8:53 am

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Jared wrote:
Well, the dragon remains, so what does that tell you?! ;)

Aww crap, really, towards the end of last year the dragon highly resembled dog poo.
That is the first negative thing I've ever said about Chessington  :shock: I'm gonna curl up in a ball now...


Nothing wrong with the dragon theme in 2 areas I guess of the park. :/

I trust Chessington has everything under control so we don't need to worry about when stuff is going to happen.
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Re: Chessington £14 million upgrade plan

Sun Jan 05, 2014 10:36 am

I wonder if they're gonna add the lift hill rockwork back behind the buddha. Would also love to see the station cleared of dust on the inside and cleared of ivy on the outside.
 
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Re: Chessington £14 million upgrade plan

Sun Jan 05, 2014 11:14 am

I'd like to see a whole new station but I don't think that will happen
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Re: Chessington 2014 £14 million investment

Tue Jan 07, 2014 5:23 pm

Does anyone have information regarding AMAZU? After visiting the zoo in december I couldn't really see much in terms of animal enclosure works, yet a small part of monkey and bird garden was still accessible from penguin cove. Does anyone have any information?
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Re: Chessington 2014 £14 million investment

Wed Jan 08, 2014 9:24 pm

Holy Crap people, Dragon Falls re theme has been postponed!!!!! Chessington's statement "Due to the above exciting park developments this year, the Dragon Falls re-theme has been postponed until a future theme park season." Somebody please kill me now! It was looking so promising!!!  :( Read about it here: http://www.chessington.com/updates/ and scroll to the bottom of the page!!!!
 
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Re: Chessington 2014 £14 million investment

Wed Jan 08, 2014 9:27 pm

So they've ripped all the stuff out, and just left it?!

Will the Scorpion Express be open on annual passholders day (15th March)?
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Chessington 2014 £14 million investment

Wed Jan 08, 2014 9:38 pm

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Will the Scorpion Express be open on annual passholders day (15th March)?


It's planned to, yes.
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Re: Chessington 2014 £14 million investment

Wed Jan 08, 2014 9:38 pm

Then I might have to be there :D
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Thu Jan 09, 2014 8:22 am

Is suppose it won't be too bad, I have some lovely photos taken in the summer and falls actually looks like it is supposed to look like that, will all the trees and tomb blaster ivy behind it. The ride still has a very high capacity, the ride system still works, it pulls the crowds and its the most popular family ride.
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Re: Chessington 2014 £14 million investment

Wed Jan 22, 2014 5:20 pm

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Well the work on Market Square seems to be coming along. The Castle towers haven't looked that good in years. Hopefully Pizza Pasta gets some facade work as well. Although, for Festive Zoo Days, they had repainted the wall dividing it from the zoo.
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Re: Chessington 2014 £14 million investment

Wed Jan 22, 2014 5:59 pm

What are they doing to market square??
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Re: Chessington 2014 £14 million investment

Fri Jan 24, 2014 6:20 pm

Well, Mexicana is not being rethemed, or renamed.
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Scorpion Express is a brand new ride experience for 2014 set within Mexicana’s Scorpion Valley

The Resort News page just got updated. So not their third new land in four years. Oh well.
 
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Re: Chessington 2014 £14 million investment

Fri Jan 24, 2014 7:06 pm

It's not really a new ride experience is it?? The ride itself has not changed at all?
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Re: Chessington 2014 £14 million investment

Sat Jan 25, 2014 7:36 am

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It's not really a new ride experience is it?? The ride itself has not changed at all?

Nah, it's just chessie updating the scenery and making a big deal out of it, but in fairness, that's a big investment for them ;)
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Well, Mexicana is not being rethemed, or renamed.
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Scorpion Express is a brand new ride experience for 2014 set within Mexicana’s Scorpion Valley

The Resort News page just got updated. So not their third new land in four years. Oh well.

It doesn't actually surprise me. Nothing's being done to rattlesnake, which doesn't immediately fit the scorpion theme, so perhaps in the coming years, rattlesnake could see a similar (and much needed) facelift, and then we might get a new land.
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Re: Chessington 2014 £14 million investment

Sun Feb 02, 2014 10:33 am

I would have liked to see some Dragon's Fury work. Ten years old, and not looking too great tbh, especially the queue
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Re: Chessington 2014 £14 million investment

Tue Feb 04, 2014 5:05 pm

Chessington have just posted images on facebook of all the refurbishments this year. Amazu looks pretty cool!
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Thats a lot of scaffolding in Transylvania for its second phase of refurbishment. Hopefully removing the comical, "Bats! Enter at your peril" on the fire exit. There seems to be plenty of work for Amazu as well as market square.
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Re: Chessington 2014 £14 million investment

Tue Feb 04, 2014 5:19 pm

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Chessington have just posted images on facebook of all the refurbishments this year. Amazu looks pretty cool!
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Thats a lot of scaffolding in Transylvania for its second phase of refurbishment. Hopefully removing the comical, "Bats! Enter at your peril" on the fire exit. There seems to be plenty of work for Amazu as well as market square.

That's awesome!
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Re: Chessington 2014 £14 million investment

Wed Feb 05, 2014 7:08 pm

More Azteca details released. As well as the Safari Hotels new Logo! The rooms available in azteca are also updated. If it looks like this concept, it will be AMAZING! :D

http://www.chessington.com/our-hotel/chessington-hotel.aspx

Also says Azteca is due to open on the third of august, and that Amazu will be available for evening access, like Wanyama Village.
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Re: Chessington 2014 £14 million investment

Thu Feb 06, 2014 6:58 am

I don't know if it's just me but looking at the pics above it looks like the former runaway mine train coaster is not themed at all. I thought they were building a new mine?

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