^Well they were listed for major investment in 2017 on one of Merlins documents that they released a while back. Although it's very unlikely to be anything like a coaster given the amount of time they'll have. Possibly just a re theme unfortunately but i hope for more.
With it saying the factory will be under new management I guess it will be an aweful Merlin Re-theme with next to no mint put into it. Similar to what happened to Tomb Blaster with the new tacky (they were at before but now they are aweful) guns and bright lighting package. I am very sad about this.
I agree that this is probably just a re-theme using the existing ride. Especially with the recent investment on the ride system itself.
Chessington just completed a major refurbishment on the ride components. Garmendale Engineering, an engineering firm in the UK that does a lot of work for Merlin (including on the London Eye) was contracted for the work. Here are some details of the refurbishment on the firm's website:
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