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A Visit to Chessington

Chessington World of Adventures: Daniel Sears loves Chessington... or does he?

From daniel sears
Posted March 28, 2004 at 5:43 PM
i love chessington (or do i?)

first we went to mexicana. we rode the rattle snake but not the runaway train it was shut for the whole day.

snake was good. i liked all the twists.

after mexicana we went to forbiden kingdom.

the main ride here is the tomb blaster.

what an adventure. i loved it shooting at all the emitronics.

after that we looked at hour score and went to transolvania.

we missed out the vampire. it was stuck on a hill so we didon't go on that. we went on bubble works we had to wait ages for the ride to start up again.

log floom was good. also we waited 2 hours for this ride to get moving.

the ride didon't stop and i fell in the log.

after log floom we went to sky way. it was down. the ride operator exsplained that he didon't know what had hapened.

we went to market square. hocus pocus hall was no good really.

i can't wait for next year. they have got a new ride land of the dragons but i don't know what that is yet any way what's replacing samuri?


Comments in chronological order. Most recent at the bottom. Scroll down to respond.

From Adrian Walker
Posted March 30, 2004 at 8:05 AM
Which was your favourite out of Thorpe park and Chessington?

From daniel sears
Posted March 30, 2004 at 12:30 PM
thorpe park. it's got much better rides and most of them work

From Feanaro Helyanwe
Posted April 23, 2004 at 11:54 AM
The main contender to replace Samurai is a Flying Island, but currently there are issues with the height and the local planning law is looking into whether a 200ft tall ride is entire feasible for the local resisdents. We can but hope they approve.

From Ben Mills
Posted April 23, 2004 at 2:46 PM
I thought they already had?

Besides, who honestly gives a crap about a Flying Island? Have you ever been on one? Most...boring...rides...ever...The only vaguely interesting bit is when it starts to rise, coz its a pretty cool technological feat, lifting a platform like that. But the actual rides are boring. "Look! You can see Beanoland from here!" Oh. Fun.

From daniel sears
Posted April 24, 2004 at 5:46 AM
yah how fun. i can't wait.

i must admit i don't think i'll be going on that al thow i have yet to go on one

From Ben Mills
Posted April 24, 2004 at 6:49 AM
I don't think that a Flying Island would appeal in any way to a blind person, unfortunately Daniel. But don't worry, you really aren't missing much, lol.

From daniel sears
Posted June 2, 2004 at 1:23 PM
no i'm not

when is it going to be built?

From Ben Mills
Posted June 2, 2004 at 1:37 PM
Fortunately, it won't anymore. Since writing that comment, Chessington have been denied permission to construct a Flying Island. Wahey! Their 2005 plans now consist of the hotel and a water area, most likely to be similar to Thorpe Park's Neptune's Kingdom. (Actually, that's supposed to be going soon, so maybe Chessington will get the removed slides.) Anyway, it seems kinda odd that Chessington haven't even started building the hotel, yet it's supposed to be open next year. Considering the time it took to build Splash Landings, I find this a bit unlikely, especially as they've still gotta get loads more safari animals. I'm sure we'll find more out soon.

From daniel sears
Posted June 6, 2004 at 11:24 AM
oh a water area. that will be so much fun.

any way waht's going to replace neptunes kingdom at thorpe?

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