The UK's first ever safari thrill adventure attraction has opened! Adventurers at Chessington World of Adventures can now jump on a Jeep and get close to exotic animals such as rhinos, giraffes and zebras. Many surprises await... will it be a walk in a park or a journey through the jungle?
CoasterForce reports from the rides opening day. Zufari needs improvement... but at least the bins and animals are good! Read the links below....
On Saturday, CoasterForce attended the red carpet premier of the new 4D Cinema at Paultons Park.
The £1.5m Art Deco themed investment is sensory experience suitable for all of the family. Guests are immersed a 3D, 10min film called "The Curse of Skull Rock" whilst specially designed moving chairs reflect the action that is being shown on screen. Other special effects include water & air sprays, leg ticklers, reactive lighting and bubbles!
The 4D Cinema replaced the Romany exhibition and is the main attraction in the park's new Hollywood Show Street themed area. The cinema was built by Simworks, a British company who specialise in 4D Cinemas and have over 20 installations worldwide.
Is it any good? Check out the official Paultons Park video on the right and the CoasterForce review and further information below!
LEGOLAND® Florida, the largest LEGOLAND® park in the world, has announced a major park expansion coming summer 2013. Based on the new product line, LEGO® Legends of ChimaTM, LEGOLAND Florida will bring this fantastical world to life with The World of Chima. The expansion will include a highly-interactive water ride experience - the Quest for CHI, as well as an action-packed SpeedorzTM Arena and a new 4D Land of Chima movie.
LEGO fans can also familiarize themselves with The World of Chima through the new animated series, The Legends of Chima, airing this summer on Cartoon Network.
The 318ft tall Morgan Giga Coaster, which opened in 2000 as the tallest coaster in the world and remains the tallest roller coaster with a conventional chain lift, has received smart new trains manufactured by B&M!
The trains have 2 across seating and feature B&M's signature clam-shell style restraints used on their own Mega Coasters, as well as leg restraints and seatbelts.
The ride is well known for an accident in 2003, where two people were injured when it lost a wheel and subsequently remained closed for 3 years.
After announcing that the new for 2013 safari jeep ride "Zufari" was delayed and would not be opening for annual pass weekend, Chessington have now announced via email that annual pass preview days will not be happening at all! Only 48 hours in advance!
Frustrated Merlin Annual Pass holders have descended upon the park's Facebook page to make their opinions well known.
The park now opens on the 20th of March to the public, with Zufari delayed until the 27th, according to their website. But we advise that you check before you travel!
After months and months of teaser trailers, construction tours and hype, we can finally bring you a FULL and REAL front seat point of view video of Outlaw Run at Silver Dollar City!
Riders are on-board a stage coach that has been hijacked by some outlaws. Hold onto your hats as the driver takes you on a wild adventure through the trees to escape them!
Outlaw Run has three inversions including a double barrel roll! It has the steepest drop on a wooden coaster at 81°. This $10m coaster, built by Rocky Mountain Construction, is also the second fastest wooden roller coaster in the world, with a top speed of 68 mph (109 kph).
Oulaw Run opened to the public on 15th March. Yee-ha!