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Re: Chessington - Quick Questions

Tue Oct 20, 2020 7:47 am

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What date does the Theme Park rides shut this year? Or do they operate until the close for Christmas?

Chessington have extended their theme park season until Saturday 28th November this year (although closed on Tuesday - Thursday in November), with Sunday 29th now a passholder exclusive day.

Brilliant. There is still hope for another day out this year then :-)
 
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Re: Forbidden Kingdom Drop Tower - New for 2021

Sat Nov 07, 2020 11:33 am

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Behold, I found the logo last night! :)
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Re: Forbidden Kingdom Drop Tower - New for 2021

Sat Nov 07, 2020 12:03 pm

Good find :P  An announcement can't be too far off, as it seemed like they were gearing up to one a few weeks back and then it all fell silent...
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Re: Croc Drop - New for 2021

Sat Nov 07, 2020 3:28 pm

It looks like they got bored and started playing around with WordArt in Microsoft Word... Oh god it's terrible  :lol
Ride count since the beginning of 2015: 2219!
Ride count 2020: 446!
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Re: Croc Drop - New for 2021

Sat Nov 07, 2020 4:56 pm

That is an impressively terrible logo. Lose the metallic gradient and texture, make it a flat colour or a subtle 3D effect , apply the crumbling effect to the text, replace the outline with some sort of shadowing or emboss effect.

KISS applies. Too much going on with too many inconsistencies making it look like someone was just playing with a bunch of text effects in their lunch break.
 
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Re: Croc Drop - New for 2021

Sun Nov 08, 2020 9:50 pm

It also resembles the logo for Oblivion, no?
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Re: Croc Drop - New for 2021

Sat Nov 14, 2020 9:53 pm

Coming soon to a Merlin park in mainland Europe...

Crop Drop: the Green Hole
 
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Re: Croc Drop - New for 2021

Sat Dec 05, 2020 12:14 pm

Construction photos of Croc Drop today courtesy of Theme Park Guide.
Really coming along nicely, interesting that ride hardware is still not in place.
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Re: The Blue Barnacle (formerly Black Buccaneer)

Sat Dec 05, 2020 12:16 pm

The new boat has arrived! Would I be right in saying it’s smaller than Black Buccaneer? Photo courtesy of Theme Park Guide.
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Re: The Blue Barnacle (formerly Black Buccaneer)

Sat Dec 05, 2020 12:42 pm

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...
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Re: The Blue Barnacle (formerly Black Buccaneer)

Mon Dec 14, 2020 10:28 pm

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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.
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Re: Croc Drop - New for 2021

Sat Dec 19, 2020 9:12 pm

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

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