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Must be inconsistent. I thought the whole left arm (when looking at it) was going to snap in half as it did its flips a few weeks back as it seemed to be moving more than the opposite side. 

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On 9/4/2019 at 2:04 PM, Joe99 said:

Merlin actually buying a flat! 😱

 

The writing has been on the wall for a fair while with Ramses so glad to see it’s actually being replaced unlike Ripsaw. Meanwhile Jumbos, is that the third spot for this ride now? 

Jumbos used to be in the area where Gruffalo arena now is so if it does move it will be it’s 3rd location.  I always think Jumbos are quite hidden away in its current location and wonder how many people don’t realise it’s there - if you don’t know the park or look at the map it’s easy to miss I imagine.

 

Back on topic - I’ll be gutted to see Rameses go - I remember the year it opened.....magical time waiting 2+ hours from my older sister and her friend to ride whilst my then wuss self and (still) wuss younger sister held the bags.  I first rode it in 2008 and it’s definitely one of my fave rides at Chessie but I agree that it is ending it’s time.  I’m surprised it has lasted as long as it has given that it is 2 years older than Ripsaw and that left Towers end of 2015?

 

Ive noticed over the summer holidays that Rameses was attracting fairly decent sized queues - also worth noting it’s had a lot of technical issues but I think it is still popular with lots of people.  I would personally prefer a like for like swap - something similar to Talocan would be nice and would have a significantly higher throughput than the proposed drop tower.

 

 

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1 hour ago, Han30 said:

Jumbos used to be in the area where Gruffalo arena now is so if it does move it will be it’s 3rd location.

Pretty sure it would be in it’s fourth location then. Jumbos originally opened with Circus World, which is where Wild Asia is now. That area closed around the late nineties and Jumbos was relocated to Toy Town (now Africana) with a now removed Clown Coaster. 

 

It stayed there for numerous years until it was relocated to it’s current location in 2012, to make way for the current stage area there now. The area where the ride is now was once home to the iconic Rodeo attraction, which also used to be in Circus World. Rodeo closed around 2004/2005 time I believe. 

 

Chessington has had a fair fair history of rides moving about, but I don’t think any of have seen as much compared to the Flying Jumbos ride. It’s new location will be where the old Carousel was, which is currently home to a cheap upcharge attraction.

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On 9/5/2019 at 4:45 PM, Mattgwise said:

It's still running, on peak days only as it has for the last two/three seasons or so! 

Makes sense, at least it's not SBNO (some of the time) like a few rides at Thorpe are now.

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