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Re: Chessington - General Discussion

Fri Jun 15, 2018 7:07 am

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 :)

Gentlemen, start your engines !!
 
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Fri Jun 15, 2018 11:59 pm

Excellent video! :)
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Wed Jul 04, 2018 8:29 pm

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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Wed Jul 04, 2018 8:56 pm

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.
 
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Wed Jul 04, 2018 9:47 pm

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.
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Re: Chessington - General Discussion

Wed Jul 04, 2018 9:48 pm

It's not even the emoji movie...
 
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Sun Jul 15, 2018 3:44 pm

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.
 
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Re: Chessington - General Discussion

Mon Jul 16, 2018 12:24 am

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.
 
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Tue Jul 17, 2018 6:24 pm

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
 
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Tue Jul 17, 2018 8:26 pm

#worldcheeseday
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Re: Chessington - General Discussion

Sun Jul 22, 2018 7:16 pm

Quick warning for anyone intending on driving to Chessington next Sunday. The RideLondon event will be taking place and will cause some roads and routes into Chessington to be closed.

https://www.prudentialridelondon.co.uk/ ... -closures/

It looks that if you're coming in via the M25, you would need to take junction 9. The signposted route from junction 10 if you're traveling anti-clockwise will likely be unavailable.

But to be sure, check the interactive map they have provided on the link above!
 
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Fri Jul 27, 2018 8:38 am

Due to a burst water pipe in the area, Chessington are experiencing no water/low pressure this morning. The resort are are currently working with Thames Water to find a solution and will not be opening until 11am today.
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Fri Jul 27, 2018 11:09 am

Updated statement from Chessington, as the park will not open today at all:

FRIDAY 27TH JULY 2018
Early this morning we were made aware by Thames Water of a burst water pipe locally, which has resulted in the area experiencing no water/low pressure. Many homes, organisations and businesses, like ourselves, have been affected.

As a result, due to the health and safety of you our guests, we have been forced to make the difficult decision not to open the Theme Park and Zoo today. We apologise we weren’t in a position with the information provided to us by Thames Water to make our decision sooner.

As an alternative to your day out, Thorpe Park Resort and Legoland Windsor Resort will be accepting your Chessington World of Adventures Resort tickets today.

If you have already arrived at either our Lodge or Explorer Gate, our Team will be handing out letters with more information. Equally, we are re-validating tickets already purchased for today to be used up until October 18 this year. Please retain your ticket or any booking information for this re-validation.

We appreciate that this is frustrating and we apologise for any inconvenience this has caused by circumstances simply beyond our control.

Source: chessington.com
 
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Fri Jul 27, 2018 8:37 pm

Chessington uploaded the following video from the BBC earlier... https://www.facebook.com/21321734034/po ... 688979035/
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Re: Chessington - General Discussion

Sat Jul 28, 2018 10:28 am

After yesterday’s closure due to water supply issues, Chessington have announced that they will be open on time, and as normal today.
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