Chessington Closes Bubbleworks!

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PostChessington Closes Bubbleworks!
by Christmas CrackErrkal » Fri Jul 22, 2016 5:24 pm

In September BubbleWorks is being closed to be replaced with a new ride!

Bloody love that ride.

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PostRe: Chessington Closes Bubbleworks!
by KK » Fri Jul 22, 2016 5:27 pm

I don't recall it being sponsored by a bloody soap when I went on it though!

I went on it in, I think, 1995. Came out of it DRENCHED.

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PostRe: Chessington Closes Bubbleworks!
by Snowcannon » Fri Jul 22, 2016 5:31 pm

Damn that brings memories back!

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PostRe: Chessington Closes Bubbleworks!
by Christmas CrackErrkal » Fri Jul 22, 2016 5:34 pm

KK wrote:I don't recall it being sponsored by a bloody soap when I went on it though!

I went on it in, I think, 1995. Came out of it DRENCHED.


Yeah it has had a couple of sponsorships, imperial leather and ribena I believe.

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PostRe: Chessington Closes Bubbleworks!
by KK » Fri Jul 22, 2016 5:38 pm

Do they still have the log flume? I thought the first drop was bad enough...

...and then you're greeted with the second one. :dread:

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by Christmas CrackErrkal » Fri Jul 22, 2016 5:40 pm

KK wrote:Do they still have the log flume? I thought the first drop was bad enough...

...and then you're greeted with the second one. :dread:


Yeah they do, it is a great drop it is such a shame theming of the ride goes to hell after going up the hill.

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PostRe: Chessington Closes Bubbleworks!
by Harry Ellis » Fri Jul 22, 2016 5:41 pm

I was on Bubbleworks a couple of months ago.

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PostRe: Chessington Closes Bubbleworks!
by satriales » Fri Jul 22, 2016 5:43 pm

Just a couple of weeks ago I watched an interesting documentary about the creation of the ride. I'll link to it later when I get home.

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PostRe: Chessington Closes Bubbleworks!
by Ruud Gullit Sitting On A Shed » Fri Jul 22, 2016 5:43 pm

Last time I went to Chessington was in 2002 for a school trip (For some reason more people voted to go to Chessington instead of Thorpe Park :fp:) and they wouldn't let us on the Bubbleworks as we had no small children with us. :x

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PostRe: Chessington Closes Bubbleworks!
by Wrathy » Fri Jul 22, 2016 5:56 pm

Maybe it's because I'm not a local but uhhh... What is the point of this ride?

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PostRe: Chessington Closes Bubbleworks!
by Jam-Master Jay » Fri Jul 22, 2016 5:58 pm

I'm 28 and have never been to a theme park. :oops: :shifty:

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by Christmas CrackErrkal » Fri Jul 22, 2016 6:05 pm

Jam-Master Jay wrote:I'm 28 and have never been to a theme park. :oops: :shifty:


What's is wrong with you!

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PostRe: Chessington Closes Bubbleworks!
by Return_of_the_STAR » Fri Jul 22, 2016 6:13 pm

Chessington is gooseberry fool. In fact all our theme parks are either ok or gooseberry fool. I want a proper theme park. strawberry floating Spain has better theme parks than us.

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PostRe: Chessington Closes Bubbleworks!
by IAmTheSantaMan » Fri Jul 22, 2016 6:32 pm

Stealth, Swarm or Smiler not do anything for you then?

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PostRe: Chessington Closes Bubbleworks!
by Christmas CrackErrkal » Fri Jul 22, 2016 6:39 pm

IAmTheSaladMan wrote:Stealth, Swarm or Smiler not do anything for you then?

Don't forget the flying fish!

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PostRe: Chessington Closes Bubbleworks!
by IAmTheSantaMan » Fri Jul 22, 2016 6:41 pm

Errkal wrote:
IAmTheSaladMan wrote:Stealth, Swarm or Smiler not do anything for you then?

Don't forget the flying fish!


How could I? It's up there with Octonauts Adventure Coaster. 10/10 would ride again :D

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PostRe: Chessington Closes Bubbleworks!
by Frank » Fri Jul 22, 2016 6:47 pm

Return_of_the_STAR wrote:Chessington is gooseberry fool. In fact all our theme parks are either ok or gooseberry fool.


Jesus.

We've got (arguably) the best rollercoaster in the world here.

Yeah, nothing's really "themed" as well as Disneyland or anything, but you can't say the quality of the rides is really anything less than other parks.

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PostRe: Chessington Closes Bubbleworks!
by Christmas CrackErrkal » Fri Jul 22, 2016 6:48 pm

Frank wrote:
Return_of_the_STAR wrote:Chessington is gooseberry fool. In fact all our theme parks are either ok or gooseberry fool.


Jesus.

We've got (arguably) the best rollercoaster in the world here.

Yeah, nothing's really "themed" as well as Disneyland or anything, but you can't say the quality of the rides is really anything less than other parks.


Chessington, Scorpion Express?

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PostRe: Chessington Closes Bubbleworks!
by Frank » Fri Jul 22, 2016 6:52 pm

I've never actually been to Chessington :shifty:

I was more on about Nemesis at Alton Towers, tbf. It's always up there when anyone's talking about "best" coasters.

The Swarm is phenomenal, too. Now they've added the new near-misses to it it feels a lot more intense.

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PostRe: Chessington Closes Bubbleworks!
by satriales » Fri Jul 22, 2016 6:52 pm

Here's that documentary I mentioned earlier:

https://vimeo.com/144684964

There are other parts too, each focusing on a different dark ride.


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