Chessington World of Adventure Discussion Thread

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Re: Chessington World of Adventure Discussion Thread

Postby Garet » Fri Jul 22, 2016 6:28 am

Bubblework's closing down on the 6th September for the 2017 attraction according to official CWoA facebook.


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Re: Chessington World of Adventure Discussion Thread

Postby DirkFunk » Fri Jul 22, 2016 6:44 am

I know it was changed and not as good as it used to be but still NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

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Re: Chessington World of Adventure Discussion Thread

Postby robbalvey » Fri Jul 22, 2016 3:20 pm

Yeah, I have to be honest, the ride was "dead to me" after they re-themed removing all the "Professor Burp's" stuff. It went from being a really fun & unique dark ride to just an "ok" dark ride.

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Re: Chessington World of Adventure Discussion Thread

Postby SharkTums » Fri Jul 22, 2016 3:26 pm

They better replace it with something really, really good!

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Re: Chessington World of Adventure Discussion Thread

Postby JordyC » Sat Jul 23, 2016 2:16 am

SharkTums wrote:They better replace it with something really, really good!


Indeed! I can't wait to see what the park is planning. An animal-themed family coaster would be a great fit.
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Re: Chessington World of Adventure Discussion Thread

Postby RyanTPM » Sat Jul 23, 2016 4:33 am

^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.

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Re: Chessington World of Adventure Discussion Thread

Postby dickie001x » Sat Jul 23, 2016 4:42 am

The lift hill & ramp were completly rebuilt/replaced this winter so I very much doubt it'll be anything other than a newly themed water ride.

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Re: Chessington World of Adventure Discussion Thread

Postby Paperface » Sat Jul 23, 2016 8:08 am

Given the state of the ride, it's probably for the best.

I remember going to the original bubbleworks on opening day, was something special. Shame they rebranded it and let it fall into such disarray.

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Re: Chessington World of Adventure Discussion Thread

Postby Henry M » Sat Jul 23, 2016 8:44 am

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.
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Re: Chessington World of Adventure Discussion Thread

Postby CoasterFEV » Sat Jul 23, 2016 9:19 am

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:

http://www.garmendale.co.uk/blog/bubbleworks-refurbishment-chessington-world-of-adventures/
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