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Chessington World of Adventures United Kingdom (Abbreviation: CWOA) Merlin Entertainments Group
Park News - (3/16/21) ThemeParks-UK reports that the new Croc Drop ride at Chessington World of Adventures will be ready to open to guests on April 12. Follow the link for more information.
2022 -Shipwreck Cove - (7/2/22) Blooloop reports that Chessington will open their new Shipwreck Coast themed land on July 15th. The new land is described as a “disaster-ridden harbour town” that will feature two new family flat rides: Barrel Bail Out (Zamperla Watermania) and Trawler Trouble (Zamperla Rockin’ Tug). The land will also incorporate existing rides like the SeaStorm (Mack Rides SeaStorm) and Blue Barnacle (Swing Ship). From the sound of things, this will serve as a quick conversion of the park’s old Pirates Cove mini land, which was formerly the theme given to the area around SeaStorm and Blue Barnacle.
2023 - World Of Jumanji - (8/18/22) Chessington has confirmed the rumored plans to add a “World of Jumanji” themed land to the theme park in 2023 that will include a number of themed visual icons, such as the Jaguar Shine which will be surrounded by an all new shuttle roller coaster. More details are to come in the near future, but as previously rumored the coaster appears to be B&M’s first shuttle coaster design. More on this as we find out, but can see some initial concept art by following the link.
(8/18/21) One of our readers had a brilliant observation while looking over Chessington’s plans for Project Amazon. Looking at the strange layout of the pathways just outside the entrance to the new roller coaster queue, they realized that they had seen this same pattern before as part of the enchanted board game shown in the movie, Jumanji. Based on this, it seems clear that the Project Amazon codename will likely be revealed to truely be a new land themed around the Jumanji movies.
(8/10/21) Chessington is working on a new expansion site called #ProjectAmazon for 2023, which appears to have a few flat rides and plans for a new coaster. It may just be the artwork style, but it was been noted that the coaster track in the planning artwork does look a bit like B&M track. The layout on the other hand does not look like anything we’ve seen from B&M before, appearing more to look like a family shuttle coaster style experience that will end with an upward spiral around the large structure which is described as ‘details will represent an animal feature’. So the coaster will spiral up and around a giant themed mountain or statue like structure before rolling backwards along the course back to the station, with a steeper spike track positioned behind the station. Chessington isn’t known for the park’s thrill rides, but rather it has been designed for family groups, especially those with smaller kids. While a B&M may seem a strange choice for the park, let me remind everyone that B&M has made two “Family Inverted Coasters” thus far, both in China. This clearly isn’t an inverted coaster, based on the design, but it has many wondering if this could perhaps be a launched Wing Family Coaster style design.
Plans for #ProjectAmazon are now available to view online. Plans detail B&M type track, an inversion and a station set up similar to that of a Wing Coaster. More details are currently being delved into. More details as we get it! pic.twitter.com/QpgYZ6x0tY
(5/20/21) According to the tweet below, Chessington has proposed building a new themed “Amazon Land” that would feature a new roller coaster and two kiddie rides. They go on to speculation that the new coaster appears to possibly be a new launched B&M Wing Coaster style design, but with a shuttle-coaster style layout that would run forwards and then backwards, as well as featuring a launch.
.@CWOA have commenced public consultations on a proposed new themed ‘Amazon Land’ encompassing a rollercoaster and two children’s rides.
Concept images released suggest it could be a launched B&M Wing Coaster, with a shuttle layout and one inversion!https://t.co/5wpy6dkvUi