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It’s a shame but no surprise either.

 

Hocus Pocus Hall has been in a dire state in the last year or so, with it’s absence of glasses, broken/ageing effects and terrible dubbed pre-show. It was probably a matter of time before it was replaced or mothballed as the glasses were not returning.

 

With some simple and regular maintenance and upkeep, HPH could have well lasted noticeably longer than it has, but clearly corporate side chose not to. I suppose 15 years isn’t that bad for a walkthrough attraction. 

 

Least the marketing is quite fun and creative though. 7 million anyone?

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12 hours ago, Coaster said:

HPH was one of the last bits of "old" Chessington left, and if it's now gone, then there isn't as much left.

 

'Old' Chessington being a 2003 addition makes me cry...

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2 hours ago, Benin said:

 

'Old' Chessington being a 2003 addition makes me cry...

 

Ironic that Hocus Pocus Hall opened to quite a muted response in 2003 and no one cared for it, but is now one of the last of *cough* un-corportate fun.

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1 hour ago, Mark9 said:

 

Ironic that Hocus Pocus Hall opened to quite a muted response in 2003 and no one cared for it, but is now one of the last of *cough* un-corportate fun.

Maybe nobody put their magic glasses on.

 

In all seriousness I didn't realise it was only 2003, my CWOA history isn't very strong - what was there before?

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14 minutes ago, Coaster said:

Maybe nobody put their magic glasses on.

 

In all seriousness I didn't realise it was only 2003, my CWOA history isn't very strong - what was there before?

 

Black Bucanneer was 1988

Current Vampire was 2002

Tomb Blaster was 2002 (albeit not the current form)

Rattlesnake was 1998

Rameses in Stargate form was 2000

Toadies 2001

 

There's very little of original Chessington left now.

 

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One could even be pedantic with Black Bucaneer, as it’s been repainted drastically at least once, including this year. 

 

Chessington could be put into the collowing Eras as far as investment is concerned. 

 

1987-1998 The Magic Era

 

1999-2005 The Quirky Era

 

2006-2009 The Stagnant era

 

2010- present The Adventure Era

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Is it bad I'm kinda sad to see HPH go? 😂

It wasn't great admittedly, but I always found it quite fun to go in. 
I have to praise the creativity of the marketing for whatever will be replacing it though!

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On 9/14/2018 at 4:03 PM, Cedar Creek said:

One could even be pedantic with Black Bucaneer, as it’s been repainted drastically at least once, including this year. 

 

Chessington could be put into the collowing Eras as far as investment is concerned. 

 

1987-1998 The Magic Era

 

1999-2005 The Quirky Era

 

2006-2009 The Stagnant era

 

2010- present The Adventure Era

I’d be more inclined to go for

 

1990s - The Golden Era

2000s - The 💩💩💩 Era 👀

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To be fair, the 2000s did bring us Fury, so can't be entirely bad...

 

Just, slightly less than utter awfulness given the loss of... Pretty much most of the park...

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