Chessington World of Adventure Discussion Thread

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Chessington World of Adventure Discussion Thread

Postby Stealth » Mon Mar 12, 2007 11:01 am

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This thread is simple! Rather than having a million little threads about everything that goes on at Chessington World of Adventures, this thread is designed to consolidate it all into one user-friendly thread. Feel free to use it to post updates, trip reports, questions, comments, and of course, general discussion. For pictures and videos of the park as well as past updates, see TPR's Park Index Page.

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Below are some links to past updates from the park, you may be interested in. Enjoy!

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2007
March 12th, 2007 - Dragon Falls will not open until the summer

2009
July 20th, 2009 - Wild Asia Planning Application Submitted
September 21st, 2009 - Beanoland Closes for the Last Time
September 29th, 2009 - A Photo Look Back at Beanoland
November 3rd, 2009 - Wild Asia Video Released
November 3rd, 2009 - Wild Asia Construction Update
November 18th, 2009 - Wild Asia Press Release
December 5th, 2009 - Wild Asia Micro-Site Released

2010
March 30th, 2010 - A Look at Wild Asia
May 30th, 2011 - Wanyama Village & Reserve Photos

2011
March 27th, 2011 - Changes to the park for 2011

2012
February 2nd - Safari Experience Plans Submitted
February 10th - Damisi the Gorilla breaks his new years resolution
November 16th, 2012 - Zufari: Ride into Africa is announced

2013
June 16th, 2013 - riders stranded on Ramses Revenge
December 21st, 2013 - Fire ravages Creaky Cafe - no rides damaged

2016
January 7th - Chessington Origional Ride "Safari Skyway" removed from line up.

2019
March 9th, 2019 - A Room on a Broom opens. A walk through attraction based on a popular children's book

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Currently Dragon Falls will not open in the 2007 season until the summer due to the ride being condemned by safety officials.


Source: http://www.answers.com/topic/chessington-world-of-adventures

Don't know how reliable this information is, will be checking it out when I next talk to someone at chessington.

Anyone else know anything about this?

EDIT: When my friend rang Chessington earlier he was told that Dragons falls will be closed at the beginning of the season but was not given a reason why.
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Postby Nemesis Inferno » Mon Mar 12, 2007 11:58 am

Interesting....

I may have to investigate on Saturday to have a gander bout this...

Shame though, first no rocks, and now this....Load of rubbish this is about Dragon Falls...

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Postby verticalzero » Tue Mar 13, 2007 7:20 am

It could of sprang some leaks in the circuit :b

Hope it's up n running as soon as possible.
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Postby Cerberus » Tue Mar 13, 2007 7:57 am

Removing the rockwork and adding new safety stairwells were all done in response to maintenance and health+safety concerns. I can't believe that after such a major rehab they're having to look at it AGAIN!

I guess this is going to be the trend for all of Chessington's lineup nowadays. They've been relying on their old show-stoppers to be highlights for so long that they are starting to tire out of action.

(Vampire is claimed to have been "transformed" not only because they park wanting new style trains, but because it was on the verge of death. -
Rameses Revenge top spin has been patched up more often than a street luge rider. etc)

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Postby The Undead Creature » Tue Mar 13, 2007 3:01 pm

Funny I should find this topic.

I was talking to the inspector a couple of days ago and he mentioned Dragons Falls.

He said the support foundations are cracking up just like the old Log Flume at BPB did.

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Postby IceDragon » Wed Mar 14, 2007 4:54 am

thats quite serious, even without people on the ride, it can still be dangerous.

does anyone know if that 'area' is blocked up yet? If not, it should be...


and i heard RR is being 'revamped' again. better and longer circuits now. i even heard the fountains may just blast air on cold days, not too sure if that'd work... if it does though, they should try getting a smoke machine linked up for Halloween nights etc...

heh, wishful thinking...


tbh, the only decent thing there is either the Rattlesnake or the monorail...

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Postby verticalzero » Wed Mar 14, 2007 7:21 am

How old is Dragon Falls..? Could be time for an update, how about a turn-table at the top of the last drop that would be cool.

Dragon's Fury and the Vampire are the best rides which Chessington can offer. I liked the "Bubble Works" dark water ride, but since it being revamped and sponsored by cleaning products it has gone done hill.

Why do most things in England have to be sponsored by food,drink etc products, it's just being lazy not to give the ride a proper name.

I would like to see "Rattlesnake" and "Runaway" train taken out and install a "Topple Tower" inc water features with a custom "Powered coaster".
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Postby Stealth » Wed Mar 14, 2007 8:52 am

Wow sounds serious. If the support foundations are cracking up, how easy would it be to sort this out??

Yup RR has had a whole new PLC installed, so we will see all new programmes this year and they should be a lot better than the one prgramme that they were using last year!

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Postby The Undead Creature » Thu Mar 15, 2007 4:55 am

how easy would it be to sort this out??


Not very.

The ride would have to be dismantled and new concrete poured for the foundations.
It would be cheaper and probably easier to knock it down and build something else.

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Postby Stealth » Thu Mar 15, 2007 9:55 am

I thought as much. I'm sure it wouldn't be cheaper to build something else in its place, although it may be hassle to dismantle the ride and fix the problem it would still be more expensive to completely knock it down and build something new. I hope they don't decide to build something in its place, this ride is a classic.

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