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Re: General Chessington Discussion

Posted: Tue Jan 21, 2014 4:22 pm
by BenBowser
Just found this video of chessington's new advert: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uDWkvCX3pb4

I like the final image, it really shows the park in a good light and something I hope they use more. If you look closely the video says that Azteca is due to open in august. Although, the ad doesn't say anything about Scorpion Express or Amazu, show hopefully they will be advertised nearer the time.

Re: General Chessington Discussion

Posted: Tue Jan 21, 2014 4:47 pm
by Burniel
Disappointing.

Barely any info, it's pretty much a summary of zufari, the safari hotel and the kids go free offer (and a tiny Azteca bit). Where's African Adventures? Where's scorpion Express?

Nice find, though

Re: General Chessington Discussion

Posted: Sat Feb 01, 2014 2:26 pm
by Burniel
Just realised it's Dragon's Fury's 10th birthday this year! Anyone celebrating? ;)

Re: General Chessington Discussion

Posted: Mon Feb 03, 2014 8:35 pm
by stevemay
Ilovecoasters wrote:
Just realised it's Dragon's Fury's 10th birthday this year! Anyone celebrating? ;)


I think Dragons Fury and Sonic are great rides but their reliability lets them down. There seems to be the same issue with Crush's Coaster at Disney Paris.

Re: General Chessington Discussion

Posted: Mon Feb 03, 2014 8:46 pm
by Burniel
stevemay wrote:
Ilovecoasters wrote:
Just realised it's Dragon's Fury's 10th birthday this year! Anyone celebrating? ;)


I think Dragons Fury and Sonic are great rides but their reliability lets them down. There seems to be the same issue with Crush's Coaster at Disney Paris.

I agree spinning coasters are great fun, but their throughput and reliability seriously brings them down

Re: General Chessington Discussion

Posted: Mon Feb 03, 2014 8:48 pm
by obliviongirl
Happy birthday Dragon's Fury! Along with Vampire, it's the more modern of the two coasters that both truly brought Chessington to its current glory. Funnily enough, Dragon's Fury is actually only nine days younger than my brother, which is pretty cool. I guess I'll be celebrating both birthdays this year!

Re: General Chessington Discussion

Posted: Mon Feb 03, 2014 8:49 pm
by Burniel
I wish a good ride was in my year of birth but all I got was Submission.

*sulks*

Re: General Chessington Discussion

Posted: Mon Feb 03, 2014 8:52 pm
by BenBowser
I have to admit, I do truly think fury is one of the best Spinning coasters in the world. It's definitely 10x better than spinball!

General Chessington Discussion

Posted: Mon Feb 03, 2014 9:02 pm
by Jared
BenBowser wrote:
I have to admit, I do truly think fury is one of the best Spinning coasters in the world. It's definitely 10x better than spinball!


Search Tornado - Bakken on YouTube. Your mind will change. :P

Re: General Chessington Discussion

Posted: Mon Feb 03, 2014 9:06 pm
by obliviongirl
Ilovecoasters wrote:
I wish a good ride was in my year of birth but all I got was Submission.

*sulks*

I guess I should consider myself lucky then- I've got The Blade and Hex if we're talking Alton Towers rides here.  :lol:

Re: General Chessington Discussion

Posted: Mon Feb 03, 2014 9:10 pm
by BenBowser
Jared wrote:

BenBowser wrote:
I have to admit, I do truly think fury is one of the best Spinning coasters in the world. It's definitely 10x better than spinball!


Search Tornado - Bakken on YouTube. Your mind will change. :P

Just did, other than the lift and first block section, its just a mass of helixes. Na, Dragon's Fury still the king for me mate! :P

Re: General Chessington Discussion

Posted: Tue Feb 04, 2014 12:42 am
by bensaund
Ilovecoasters wrote:
I wish a good ride was in my year of birth but all I got was Submission.

*sulks*


Did they make rides when I was born?  :D

Re: General Chessington Discussion

Posted: Tue Feb 04, 2014 6:43 am
by Burniel
Judging by the age on your profile, you were born in either 1977 or 1978

1977:Space mountain, Disneyland
1978: Colossus, Six Flags Magic Mountain

Re: General Chessington Discussion

Posted: Thu Feb 06, 2014 4:05 pm
by BenBowser
African Adventures leaflet/map. Odd that the use the Mexican Cantina for Arts and Crafts.
http://www.chessington.com/downloads/plan-your-trip/2014/African-Adventures-Leaflet.pdf

General Chessington Discussion

Posted: Thu Feb 06, 2014 5:51 pm
by Lottie.
Why is using Mexican Cantina odd for the Arts and Craft activity?

Re: General Chessington Discussion

Posted: Thu Feb 06, 2014 6:09 pm
by bensaund
Looks a fairly good line up with the possibility of Hocus Pocus and Tomblaster as well. I guess it will be over subscribed like last year.

Re: General Chessington Discussion

Posted: Thu Feb 06, 2014 6:11 pm
by Burniel
Is there a chance I won't get in with my MAP? It's all ok if you've prebooked, but you can't exactly do that with an Annual Pass, so will they turn me if it's over-subscribed?

Re: General Chessington Discussion

Posted: Thu Feb 06, 2014 6:39 pm
by bensaund
Get there at least 30 mins before opening and you will be fine.  Get there after they open and you may not even be able to park let alone get in.

Re: General Chessington Discussion

Posted: Thu Feb 06, 2014 7:30 pm
by BenBowser
Lottie. wrote:
Why is using Mexican Cantina odd for the Arts and Craft activity?

I just thought that if the Mexican Cantina as used as a resturant, it could increase event capacity. Instead have arts and crafts in the building opposite Pharos Bazzar in Forbidden Kingdom, which after all, is on the way to Tomb Blaster and Madagascar Live.

On a diffrent note, it would appear that work will be continuing in Market Square/Pirates Cove as they don't appear to be open, all the theme park access will be through Mexicana, with Pizza Pasta using its back enterance.

Re: General Chessington Discussion

Posted: Thu Feb 06, 2014 10:43 pm
by bensaund
It makes sense to use it as states above people will be walking to ML and TB and PP, so rather than having a stretch of everything closed, it is something else open.

On a positive side I am expecting somebody to get a good snap of Rameses Revenge either covered up or ready for action for the start of the season.