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by Jared
Sat Dec 19, 2020 9:12 pm
Forum: Chessington World of Adventures Resort
Topic: Croc Drop - New for 2021
Replies: 20
Views: 7650

Re: Croc Drop - New for 2021

Croc Drop has arrived at Chessington, the ride hardware has arrived. Lots more photos here. :)

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by Jared
Mon Dec 14, 2020 10:28 pm
Forum: Chessington World of Adventures Resort
Topic: The Blue Barnacle (formerly Black Buccaneer)
Replies: 53
Views: 15772

Re: The Blue Barnacle (formerly Black Buccaneer)

Chris wrote:
Yes looks it, but then the boat is raised up so the angle may be misleading.

Still trying to work out who the manufacturer is...

It's manufactured by Metallbau Emmeln. The same people who built Mr Monkey's Banana Ride at Thorpe Park. It's a bigger model than that though of course.
by Jared
Sat Nov 07, 2020 11:33 am
Forum: Chessington World of Adventures Resort
Topic: Croc Drop - New for 2021
Replies: 20
Views: 7650

Re: Forbidden Kingdom Drop Tower - New for 2021

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Behold, I found the logo last night! :)
by Jared
Mon Sep 07, 2020 6:06 pm
Forum: Chessington World of Adventures Resort
Topic: Tomb Blaster
Replies: 20
Views: 8135

Re: Tomb Blaster

I went on Tomb Blaster back at the beginning of August and most of the targets weren't turned on and half of the effects were not working. I was so disappointed after hearing that the ride received a revamp.  A large number of the targets have been turned off on purpose as part of the changes to th...
by Jared
Mon Mar 09, 2020 10:25 am
Forum: Chessington World of Adventures Resort
Topic: The Blue Barnacle (formerly Black Buccaneer)
Replies: 53
Views: 15772

Re: The Blue Barnacle (formerly Black Buccaneer)

Seeing as this is the replacement for Black Buccaneer, I thought a new topic would be in order. :)

Who's looking forward to seeing the new ride when it arrives later this year?
by Jared
Mon Feb 17, 2020 9:01 pm
Forum: Chessington World of Adventures Resort
Topic: The Blue Barnacle (formerly Black Buccaneer)
Replies: 53
Views: 15772

Re: Black Buccaneer

rainbowryder wrote:
I wonder if it will be the same model or a completely new model using a similar base area. There are new foundations, so we should expect this new ship to be with us for a long time. 

It's a brand new ride. It is no longer going to be a Huss (or so I'm told).
by Jared
Mon Jan 27, 2020 5:22 pm
Forum: Chessington World of Adventures Resort
Topic: The Blue Barnacle (formerly Black Buccaneer)
Replies: 53
Views: 15772

Re: Black Buccaneer

Chessington has confirmed via their Social Media channels that a new ship is coming to the park and they are asking for help naming it.
by Jared
Sun Mar 31, 2019 10:21 pm
Forum: Chessington World of Adventures Resort
Topic: Chessington - General Discussion
Replies: 1707
Views: 211074

Re: Chessington - General Discussion

So it seems Black Buccaneer, Seastorm and Tiger Rock still haven’t completed winter maintenance which is disappointing considering Chessington has been open for the 2019 season for a bit now. Has anyone got any updates on these. I’m going on Weds but looks unlikely they’ll be open soon from what I’...
by Jared
Sun Dec 30, 2018 11:52 pm
Forum: Chessington World of Adventures Resort
Topic: Safari Lodges Development
Replies: 16
Views: 6294

Re: Safari Lodges Development

Sorry to double post, but it was approved on Christmas Eve.
by Jared
Sun Nov 25, 2018 11:35 pm
Forum: Chessington World of Adventures Resort
Topic: Safari Lodges Development
Replies: 16
Views: 6294

Re: Safari Lodges Development

It's a shame the bar has been cut, but still has the potential to be a lovely development. Just to confirm, the bar hasn't been 'cut'. It'll be part of a secondary expansion application once the initial set of Lodges is built. Essentially, Chessington ran into huge problems with the original applic...
by Jared
Thu Aug 23, 2018 6:38 pm
Forum: Chessington World of Adventures Resort
Topic: Chessington - The Future
Replies: 247
Views: 98986

Re: Chessington - The Future

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. It's to my understanding that they can't build on that green area next to Dragons Fury as it is...
by Jared
Tue Apr 24, 2018 10:08 am
Forum: Chessington World of Adventures Resort
Topic: Land of the Tiger
Replies: 79
Views: 20403

Re: Land of the Tiger - New for 2018

Dan wrote:
As posted on SouthParks Facebook; The rockwork formation surrounding Tiger Rock’s main drop is almost complete. Image

Just to confirm, it's not 'Almost' complete. Land of the Tiger is complete bar snagging which is on going by the contractors.
by Jared
Wed Mar 28, 2018 8:53 pm
Forum: Chessington World of Adventures Resort
Topic: Chessington - General Discussion
Replies: 1707
Views: 211074

Re: Chessington - General Discussion

It's a concept that was drawn up by John Burton. It's not an official concept and one that was put together before he went on to work for Merlin Entertainments.
by Jared
Thu Oct 13, 2016 9:55 pm
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Thorpe Park Resort - The Future
Replies: 1970
Views: 241276

Re: Thorpe Park - The Future

I doubt it'll re-open. Dragon Falls had a lot of work done to add in new evacuation platforms and steps that are most likely too costly on Loggers and Flume. So I believe it's a H&S thing.
by Jared
Fri Jul 01, 2016 8:47 pm
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Derren Brown's Ghost Train - Rise Of The Demon
Replies: 4894
Views: 901664

Re: Derren Brown's Ghost Train - New for 2016

Oh, I know that. The transit system is fab and works great, it's the VR that's the issue.
by Jared
Fri Jul 01, 2016 8:13 pm
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Derren Brown's Ghost Train - Rise Of The Demon
Replies: 4894
Views: 901664

Re: Derren Brown's Ghost Train - New for 2016

It was fun, but it's still very glitchy. 5/10.
by Jared
Fri Jul 01, 2016 8:11 pm
Forum: Theme Parks & Attractions
Topic: Winter Wonderland - Hyde Park London
Replies: 444
Views: 50483

Re: Winter Wonderland - Hyde Park London

From the ride team on the coaster when I rode it recently in Austria.
by Jared
Fri Jul 01, 2016 12:22 pm
Forum: Theme Parks & Attractions
Topic: Winter Wonderland - Hyde Park London
Replies: 444
Views: 50483

Re: Winter Wonderland - Hyde Park London

Yup.
by Jared
Thu Jun 30, 2016 9:00 pm
Forum: Theme Parks & Attractions
Topic: Winter Wonderland - Hyde Park London
Replies: 444
Views: 50483

Re: Winter Wonderland - Hyde Park London

Who excited for Olympia Looping this year then? [emoji4]
by Jared
Sun Jun 19, 2016 12:42 pm
Forum: Theme Parks & Attractions
Topic: Legoland Windsor Resort
Replies: 983
Views: 114968

Re: Ninjago Masterclass - 2017 Attraction

Rode the one in Billund on Thursday. Great attraction. So much fun, the shooting is tricky but the ride experience will be great for Windsor. Not sure how it'll do capacity wise though.
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