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  1. I have just seen on YouTube that the Seal roundabout has just been sold & relocated to Clarence Pier in Hampshire. Can someone please inform me of the fate of the Mini Ferris Wheel ( Swinging Sea Shells. Swinging Sea Shells is the last piece of my Weymouth Sea Life Centre puzzle. I know that Lumber Jump is at Thorpe Park,Timber Tug Boat and River Rafts are at Chessington and the Seal roundabout is now at Clarence Pier. Judging by the status of all of the other rides I presume Swinging Sea Shells is operating at another English Theme Park.
  2. @jom222 Weymouth sent their rides elsewhere at the end of 2016.
  3. Can anyone tell me if the new Water ride,can operate as a standard Tea Cup ride in poor weather? If the answer Is yes can the speed of the ride be turned up,when the water isn’t running? I’m very hyped as Chessington are lacking a Tea Cup style attraction. In addition the Theme Park are low on the ground in regards to Water rides. The only true Water Rides are Tiger Rock and River Rafts. I say true as some may class The Gruffalo River Ride Adventure,technically this ride is a Dark ride as Water is the means of transport and not the rides primarily intention.
  4. With Timber Tug Boat moving to Chessington,could I please ask which other rides were at Weymouth? Obviously there was Timber Tug Boat,River Rafts and Lumber Jump. What were the other rides and where are they located now?
  5. Who else thinks the new Water ride will a a Mack Twist And Shout,rather than a Zamperla Water Mania? TBH I think the plans look more like The Spongebob ride at Blackpool Pleasure Beach. This ride is a Mack Twist And Shout. Back when the ride was planned in 2016 the ride was said to be a Mack Twist And Shout. Chessington Buzz even state they “personally” think it’s a Watermania.
  6. @Mattgwise I live in Plymouth so unfortunately Thorpe is a near on 5 hour drive from me. I wish I lived in Surrey so I could have unlimited visits to Thorpe and Chessington. Until the age of 7 and 362 days my Parents and I resided in New Malden a town about a 5 minute drive away from both parks. In all the years Surrey was our home I only visited Chessington once,this was 3 weeks before we moved down South. As for Thorpe I visited as a baby/toddler with my Grandparents,Mum and elder Cousin. Ironically my Grandparents and Cousin who already lived in Plymouth visited Thorpe numerous times. My Grandparents and Cousin were even at Thorpe the day the fire occurred. Due to this occurrence my Cousin who’s 30 later this year has nicknamed Thorpe Park Fire Park. Now I’ve given you my bio I think we should get back onto the subject. Finally I apologise for any boredom caused by my post
  7. Hi does anyone know if Rocky Express, Timber Tug Boat and Lumber Jump,have left Thorpe? Personally I hope that these family friendly rides are relocated within The Island Like No Other.
  8. @thorpephan wasn’t The Adventure House in the same location that is now occupied by Dragons Playhouse? I never knew that the predecessor to Dragons Playhouse was the former Elephant House.
  9. @Mattgwise this move is ludicrous. Dreamland only purchased their Rocking Tug less than 5 years ago. I have heard that many of the Rides that Dreamed purchased in this deal with Zamperla have been sold.
  10. Could Rocky Express and Timber Tug Boat receive a nautical refresh,and along with Lumber Jump be relocated to the Wet Wet Wet site. The footprint of the Waterslide is probably large enough for 3 rides. In conflict I have heard that Thorpe have sold Rocky Express and Timber Tug Boat. To my knowledge Timber Tug Boat is going to Great Yarmouth Pleasure Beach. I don’t know and have been wondering for months where Rocky Express is going,could someone please enlighten me?. I would be highly grateful for information on the fate of Rocky Express. I would like to know as providing it is remaining in England I will go to it’s new location. Any information on the fate
  11. Hi as Old Town has closed,I would like to know what people think should happen to Rocky and what is actually happening with it. I have heard that Rocky has been sold if this is true I think a small Theme Park like Camel Creek should purchase it. Please post your theories,opinions and any rumours you have heard here.
  12. Any information on if Nickelodeon have extended their sponsorship for Nickelodeon Land? I still don’t know if Beaver Creek is returning next year or if Nickelodeon Land is staying. If the Nickelodeon sponsorship has been extended I wonder if it is for another 11 years as was agreed back in 2011.
  13. @Parm Pap what are you going on about? I don’t know wheather I am being thick but I cannot understand what you are saying.
  14. Hi does anyone know the fate of Rocky Express,Timber Tug Boat and Lumber Jump? I would like to know if they have been relocated within Thorpe,relocated to another Merlin attraction or sold to a Theme Park outside of the Merlin chain. If The rides have left Thorpe I would imagine their bound for Alton Towers. The rides could easily be rethemed and relocated to The World Of David Williams or even CBeebies Land. My first guess would be that the rides have been relocated to the area adjacent to Depth Charge. These rides combined with the stored Octopus Garden rides could form a brilliant expansion to Amity. Thorpe could even create a new Children’s nautical Themed area with these rides. Talking about Octopus Garden and Rocky Express, an interesting piece of Thorpe Park trivia is that Rocky was initially located in Octopus Garden. In the mid 90’s Rocky was relocated to Canada Creek or Old Town as it was latterly known.
  15. Is anyone else expecting the Octopus Garden rides to return adjacent to Depth Charge. I am expecting Timber Tug Boat,Lumber Jump and the Octopus Garden rides from the Farm to be relocated to the Wet Wet Wet site and form a new area. Thorpe have most of the Octopus Garden rides in storage and they would take only a few weeks to reassemble. Back in 2011 the Octopus Garden rides were taken down in weeks. I presume Thorpe have retained the Octopus Garden rides with the option to rebuild them. This move may only be temporary until the development on Old Town opens but I find it likely.
  16. As Alton Towers is open for its Christmas event,could someone walk up to The World Of David Williams and see if there is any construction work happening?
  17. @JoshC. I think Alton Towers will surprise us with a World Of David Williams expansion comple with some permanent flat rides.
  18. I’ve just come across this on the Alton Towers website Share massive giggles, mega thrills and major glee with your family in 2022 at Alton Towers Resort! As well as amazing new attractions, the Resort will be hosting fantastic events and entertainment for the nation to enjoy! “New attractions” are mentioned,to me this means that at least 3 new rides will arrive. Personally I think that the “new attractions” will be located in The World Of David Williams and CBeebies Land. I even think this article is hinting at a World Of David Williams expansion for next year. How do you all interpret Alton Towers saying “new attractions”?
  19. I think the stored Octopus Garden rides and the ones from Old Town will be refurbished and form a expansion of Amity. Who else thinks this is highly likely?
  20. I have had the folly reply from a source that shall remain anonymous. Should I believe it? Hi George, Rocky Express has been sold and will not be joining the ride line-up at Chessington for 2022. Seastorm is currently under going a big refurbishment program to extend its operational life at Chessington. With a large number of new parts on the way. This is the reason for its earlier closure this season. Delays in getting the parts to the park have slowed down progress, but it will reopen in 2022. The post you linked above is speculation on our part and isn’t based on anything other than our own thoughts. We’ve not got any official news about new rides for 2022, but we believe if there were, Pirates Cove could be a good location for them. Thanks for your message. Have a good day.
  21. Can everybody please apologise to me. I have been telling everybody that Terror (Forbidden Tomb) is returning for about a year. We now have visual proof,so no one can deny my information anymore!! For those that will say Tomb Blaster is blocked behind a barrier every year it isn’t.
  22. Hi all as we know Rocky Express is being removed from Thorpe. Can anyone tell me if it’s been sold. If it has can someone inform me on which Theme Park have bought it? If you would rather contact me confidentiality you can PM on Messenger. My real name is George Koshti-Richman. If I’m told any information I promise not to tell anyone.
  23. I believe that Rocky will end up at Chessington. Chessington could easily retheme it to Sailors or Pirates. @Inferno which location in Pirates Cove can you envisage Rocky Express being?
  24. @Martin Doyle I’m definitely going to Chessington next year too get onto Bubbleworks. I do feel sorry for the Gruffalo being evicted.
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