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Re: Black Buccaneer

Thu May 09, 2019 4:34 am

Yes, it didn't open until mid-May.
 
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Re: Black Buccaneer

Thu May 09, 2019 10:06 pm

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And it is now confirmed Black Buccaneer will not be operating throughout the 2019 season.

I'm nervous of the language the Resort has used, saying to keep watch to see if it returns.


I’m equally nervous of the language..could this be a repeat of Loggers Leap (Dare I say it) another make it sound like it’ll return....ahem ‘Splash back soon!’ to never actually returning at all. I’m not a fan of pirate ships personally but I know it’s extremely popular and highly rated by many people. It was certainly challenging to work on at times years ago.
 
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Re: Black Buccaneer

Mon Jan 27, 2020 5:22 pm

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.
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Re: Black Buccaneer

Mon Jan 27, 2020 11:48 pm

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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.

Nice to see the old girl back again. It's a classic that will never lose popularity.
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Re: Black Buccaneer

Mon Feb 17, 2020 5:28 pm

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. 
 
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Re: Black Buccaneer

Mon Feb 17, 2020 9:01 pm

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).
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Re: Black Buccaneer

Tue Feb 18, 2020 12:41 pm

Jared wrote:
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).

Oh, interesting! Hopefully it swings as steep as Black Buccaneer did. 
 
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Re: The Blue Barnacle (formerly Black Buccaneer)

Mon Mar 09, 2020 10:25 am

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?
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Re: The Blue Barnacle (formerly Black Buccaneer)

Tue Mar 10, 2020 12:07 pm

The Blue Barnacle is a decent name with potential for a creative story behind it. Hopefully Chessington do exactly that, I know they can do great stories for their rides and attractions, whether they are original, IP's or based on IP's.
 
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Re: The Blue Barnacle (formerly Black Buccaneer)

Thu Apr 16, 2020 12:58 pm

The Blue Barnacle is not yet listed under the attractions on the website. I wonder when the original opening date was planned to be for. The other two additions for 2020 are listed. 
 
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Re: The Blue Barnacle (formerly Black Buccaneer)

Thu Apr 23, 2020 2:08 pm

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The Blue Barnacle is not yet listed under the attractions on the website. I wonder when the original opening date was planned to be for. The other two additions for 2020 are listed. 


The below has been added to the General Ride & Attraction Information section of the FAQ on Chessington’s website.

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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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