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Project Amazon Rollercoaster Foundations Near Compilation
Sunday 15th May 2022
Groundworks for Project Amazon are fully underway at Chessington and it shouldn't be long until we start to see the rollercoaster track and buildings start to be constructed. But all in good time! 

Work on foundations across the whole site has progressed rapidly since our last visit a few weeks ago. We've gone from seeing holes in the ground to full foundations ready for supports to be bolted onto. Around the whole of the Project Amazon site, we can see footers complete along with some still in progress. Those that are still being poured and made have plates sitting next to them showing off how many bolts and the space required between them. This could be our first proper clue as to who is manufacturing this ride! 

Comparing the template of support bases we think it's between two manufacturers, Intamin or Bolliger & Mabillard. Comparing these bases against photos and plans we would say we're learning more towards Intamin, seeing as the ride will have a launch section. We've included a image of a Stealth support base which seems to match the guide plate. 

Very exciting times are ahead at Chessington and we cant wait to see this project progress further. 

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Chessington Begins Advertising For 2023 Rollercoaster
Thursday 12th May 2022
Chessington has started to market the new for 2023 rollercoaster and 2 smaller rides. Currently code named Proejct Amazon the theme of the area is currently unknown. 

OUR WILDEST ADVENTURE EVER...

There’s rumblings of something new coming to Chessington World of Adventures Resort in 2023. Something big, something dense… something never seen before.

Our specialist team of adventure experts have been sent to explore what’s growing in this unsuspecting corner of the Resort, but they have yet to return and report back.

Be sure to sign up below to join our exclusive mailing list below, where you’re guaranteed to be the first to find out anything and everything about our most exciting new adventure EVER here at Chessington.

https://www.chessington.com/explore/theme-park-zoo/2023/

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Main Column Foundations For Project Amazon Installed
Sunday 24th April 2022
Chessington's newest rollercoaster is one step closer to going vertical. Foundations are continuing to be installed across the site, however, one big foundation for the end of the track/boomerang section has been installed over the past few weeks and looks ready for concrete to be poured into it. Looking at the plans this foundation is for the large upward barrel roll which the train will travel up and then roll back down again. 

Across the rest of the site, small red spikes can be seen coming out of the ground where the ride's station will be installed. We expect these small spikes will form the concrete base for the foundations to sit on. 

Remember consutrction sites are dangeous places and should never be entered. All photos we take are from public areas! 

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Project Amazon Constriction Site Comes Alive
Wednesday 13th April 2022
During a quick visit to Chessington yesterday we took a quick glimpse at a very active Project Amazon site. Due to normally only visiting during the weekends we never get to see work being done as construction sites only normally work during the week. 

Whilst we watched the construction team drill holes in the ground ready for supports to be poured and installed. Metal rebar poles were inserted into the ground ready for concrete to be poured into them to form footers for supports to be mounted to. 

Towards the other end of the site, rounder concrete barrels can be seen ready for footers to be poured and if you look closely, some metal rods are already waiting for these concrete barrels to be placed over them and to be poured.   

It's always exciting to see a project like this make progress in person! We cant wait for things to get more exciting when track and buildings start to fly up. 

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Work On Project Amazon Foundations Begins
Monday 11th April 2022
Chessington's next rollercoaster is getting closer by the day, work on Project Amazon is progressing well! The next phase of the project appears to have begun, with drilling and pilling for supports started. Metal rebar lines foundations for the rollercoaster and supports, most of which can be spotted as you drive into the Lodge Gate car park. 

Since our last look at the construction site more digging and preparations have occurred. Posters advertising events at the park this year have also now been installed on the green construction walls down located down the Wild Woods path by The Vampire. However, this next phase of preparing the area will be the longest and slowest. We cannot wait for the rollercoaster track to be delivered so we can see who the manual will be and for the exciting stage to begin! We would expect the track for the rollercoaster to be delivered around August / September time. 

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Early Work On Project Amazon Progresses
Sunday 27th March 2022
Construction work on Project Amazon at Chessington appears to be progressing well. Since our last visit to the park, a time-lapse camera has been set up on the site office shipping container in the corner of the site and further site preparation has happened. We expect that the next stage of construction will be pilling into the ground where foundations for footers will start to begin. 

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Early Foundation Works Begin For Project Amazon
Sunday 13th March 2022
Construction work on Project Amazon is in full swing with the site completely cleared and early work on foundations beginning. We can already see loads of small trenches where foundations could be put, yellow markers around the site also seem to show a brief layout of the rollercoaster. Since we've last been able to walk around the whole park more green fences have been installed down the Wild Woods side path where the Vile Villages Halloween attraction once stood. 

The compound has now been fully cleared of shipping containers and objects and has now become a site access route and contractor facilities station. 

Towards Dragons Fury, banners have been installed on the construction walls advertising the new area to have a 2023 opening date. And that this is going to be the park's wildest adventure yet! 

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Work on Project Amazon Officially Begins
Wednesday 16th February 2022
Work on Project Amazon has officially begun! Groundworks have begun and we can see sections of grass dug up with yellow markers added to sections that we expect will be dug up in the next few weeks. 

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Chessington Project Amazon Plans Approved
Friday 28th January 2022
Good news for Project Amazon at Chessington World of Adventures! After waiting months for the application to be reviewed, the plans have finally been given the green light and the park can go ahead with the construction of the new area. 

Construction work can officially begin on the old picnic field, adjacent to Dragons Fury. Project Amazon is the latest investment by Merlin, with the installation of 2 new flat rides and a new rollercoaster, the parks first rollercoaster since Dragons Fury was built in 2004.

We can't wait to see this space transformed into a brand new area over the next few months. 

 

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Chessington Project Amazon Work Begins
Monday 8th November 2021
With construction walls now installed on the land that will become project amazon, work on removing the temporary beach has begun. Yellow pegs can also be seen in the ground with the words "Wall" and "Building" written on them. 

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