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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)
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...
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".
"Roller coaster design is a science, as well as an art: a state of pure bliss".
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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