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Chessington gets new drop tower ride ‘Croc Drop’ in 2021

Chessington World of Adventures Resort has announced a multi-million-pound drop tower ride called ‘Croc Drop’, opening in spring 2021.

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Croc Drop is the first new ride to come to Chessington World of Adventures since 2013. It will plunge riders 25m into the jaws of a giant crocodile named Sobek.

Sobek is the ancient Egyptian god of crocodiles and protector of the Nile. He has been possessed by evil spirits, with riders taking part in an exorcism ceremony.

Tim Harrison-Jones, divisional director at Chessington, said Croc Drop will be “a great addition to our theme park, which along with our zoo and resort hotels are temporarily closed until it’s appropriate to reopen, as we adhere to government guidance in response to COVID-19”.  

“The one-of-a-kind drop tower has been over two years in the making and is nearing final construction in our land, Forbidden Kingdom – just at the sight of it, let alone the thrilling ride itself, guests’ jaws will drop,” added Harrison-Jones.

Croc Drop will plunge riders 25m

Chessington World of Adventures recently announced an expansion of its offerings with ‘Rainforest Land’. It includes three new rides and joins 10 other lands at Chessington.

In more news from Merlin Entertainments, the company has partnered with Silvergate Media to launch a new Octonauts attraction at Changfeng Ocean World in Shanghai.

Merlin operates several attractions in China. Blooloop recently spoke to Merlin’s regional general manager for Midway China, Qi Zhang, about attractions trends in the country.

Across the pond, Disney CEO Bob Chapek has confirmed that visitors to Walt Disney World Resort will likely be wearing face coverings and masks through 2021.

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Bea Mitchell

Bea is a journalist specialising in entertainment, attractions and tech with 10 years' experience. She has written and edited for publications including CNET, BuzzFeed, Digital Spy, Evening Standard and BBC. Bea graduated from King's College London and has an MA in journalism.

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