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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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Re: Chessington - General Discussion

Tue Jul 17, 2018 8:26 pm

#worldcheeseday
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