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New for 2020 - Elmer's Flying Jumbos Ride

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Posted ImageFlying Jumbos is located in Toytown.I personally find the audio really cheesey but in a good way! :(Flying Jumbos is a great ride for the kids and for the big kids too! :( Discuss Flying Jumbos here!.. :(

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HahaThe flying jumbos reminds me of flying dumbo at disney, but yea its a fun ride to enjoy! =]

*Cough*rip off*Cough*, nah, its a good ride, :(

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I love any ride that has an element of being able to control it yourself to it. I.e.: you can make the jumbos move up and down when you want. If anyone has ridden Buzz Light-year in Disneyland, you will know what I mean!

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Yeah, with the fact you can spin them?, is that normal with rides like that?, and in rides like Duel and Tomb Blaster are the cars so close together?

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What entertains me about this ride is the number of (heavily turned down) Bose speakers Merlin consider are necessary to appropriately smother the ride in audio, when the Vampire queue could really benefit from the odd environmental, playing spooky transilvanian music.

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As part of the 2021 Drop Tower ride investment that is replacing Rameses Revenge, the flying elephant ride is being relocated to behind the main shop (roughly where the old Carousel was) for 2020. The ride will be rethemed to the children's story Elmer the Patchwork Elephant...

 

 

This seems to have more been leaked than officially confirmed, but expect news from the park soon...

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3 hours ago, Wicker Matt said:

Surprised they didn’t mention “World’s first Elmer ride”, but I’m sure families will love it.

They said "the first ever Elmer themed ride". Basically the same.

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You know you’re digging beyond the bottom of the barrel when a multi-billion quid company thinks (presumably) splashing a 33-year old kids ride with rainbow-coloured tartan paint is enough to call it a “first-ever”...

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1 hour ago, Marhelorpe said:

You know you’re digging beyond the bottom of the barrel when a multi-billion quid company thinks (presumably) splashing a 33-year old kids ride with rainbow-coloured tartan paint is enough to call it a “first-ever”...

 

I'm assuming Anderson are throwing enough money at Merlin to make this worthwhile. The ride is moving anyway, may as well make a bit of money out of it. 

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On 1/6/2020 at 4:42 PM, Mark9 said:

 

I'm assuming Anderson are throwing enough money at Merlin to make this worthwhile. The ride is moving anyway, may as well make a bit of money out of it. 

Surely it's the other way round? I'd have thought Chessington would be paying for the rights, not being paid to use it.

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It probably depends, obviously lots of companies pay others for presence of their brand so could be either way.

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6 hours ago, Benin said:

It probably depends, obviously lots of companies pay others for presence of their brand so could be either way.

Also have to remember the merch sales it now entitles the shop to hold and that's where the publishers make their money.

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On 1/11/2020 at 2:30 AM, pluk said:

Surely it's the other way round? I'd have thought Chessington would be paying for the rights, not being paid to use it.

Very much depends on who makes contact and generally what the contract is.

 

Some IPs do make contact with parks as they see it as a way of pushing themselves in the limelight more. And for the right price any park will say yes. Obviously it's more common for parks to contact IPs and go from there. But even then, an IP company is willing to spend some money for the initial investment so it matches their standards.

 

Usually a park will pay a flat rate to the IP each year, then there will be extras on top based on merch/photo/food sales. 

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