What…

… have Chessington done to the poor, defenceless little Bubbleworks?

I was always told, “if you can’t think of anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all”, so I’ll stop here… (actually, no I won’t…)

Having seen various reviews of the new version of this timeless classic of a darkride, I had to visit the park myself and find out.

As Queen Victoria would say “We are not amused”. I have to say I agree entirely with James that Chessington and a certain soap company have turned what was a very nice little charming ride around Professor Burp’s drinks factory into a blatent 5 minute long advert for soap. Really, I’m trying to think of something good about the new version… errr… ummmm…

ahh yes, the boat didn’t sink while we were on it. That’s about the best I can do, whilst it all looks very smart and tidy, it’s obvious all they’ve done is painted a few bits, replaced a few animatronics with non-animated figures, hacked about with the soundtrack (which is no longer syncronised from room to room)

Many of the “jokes” now don’t make sense, as they’ve been hacked around to make them fit the ducks and soap theme – the “roller coaster” is not – I’m not sure what it is supposed to be, but ducks hurtling over the hills without even a ride car, just doesn’t make sense.

“Not making sense” is about the only way to describe the travesty that has occurred at Chessington. At least Dragon’s Fury was running well 🙂

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