Chessington Previews Project Amazon And New Rollercoaster At 2021 Public Consultation
Chessington World Of Adventures
Monday 17th May 2021
Chessington World Of Adventures has announced project Amazon, a new rollercoaster and 2 new flat rides to be installed on the grass bank next to Dragons Fury, previously used for Summer Bounce and summer picnics.
The new area is currently codenamed Project Amazon and we have a small idea of what we can expect when the area opens. No opening date has been set but art a guess we would expect this new area to open in 2023 at the earliest.
From looking at the plans and artist impressions it looks like the rollercoaster will be a wing coaster, something similar to Thirteen or a boomerang. With the station being loaded from both sides it looks like guests will be unable to cross the station. When looking carefully at the plans it also looks like the rollercoaster will have an inversion which will make this ride the first rollercoaster at Chessington with an inversion.
A new Amazon themed Land is proposed that will include:
-A new rollercoaster – guests will be propelled on a car through banks and turns before coming to a dead end on the track adjacent to a themed structure on the southern part of the site. The car will then be propelled along the same route back to the station located on the north east part of the site. A hard standing ride maintenance area is to be provided adjacent to the ride station.
-Two children’s rides – the exact details of the proposed children’s rides are to be confirmed but they will comprise two low-level rides similar in character to Seastorm and Jungle Bus currently at the Resort.
-New Landscaping - to enhance the surrounding environment.
Key Dates: 17 MAY 2021
two-week public consultation starts, including in-person public presentations at the Chessington Safari Hotel
18 MAY 2021
two online virtual presentations
31 MAY 2021
public consultation closes
review consultation responses and final design development
Early JULY 2021
finalise planning application and submit to the Council
SEPTEMBER / OCTOBER 2021
planning decision issued by the Council
start construction works
new Land opens to the public
TREES AND LANDSCAPING:
Any tree loss at the site will be minimised. Where trees do need to be removed this will not affect existing landscaping screening of the important view lines to the south and south east of the site. Extensive thematic planting as part of the immersive Amazon theming will be provided within the site which will give a sense of intimacy to the area and add to the existing mature peripheral planting and landscape screening. Overall there will be a significant increase in trees as a result of the development.