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22 Feb 2021
Merlin reveals Chessington's new Croc Drop tower attraction
By Tom Walker
Merlin reveals Chessington's new Croc Drop tower attraction
Supplied by SBF Visa, the theming of the tower drop will be based on Egyptian myths
Photo: Merlin/Chessington World of Adventures
Merlin Entertainments has revealed details of the new Croc Drop attraction, set to open at its Chessington World of Adventures Resort theme park near London, UK this year.

Supplied by Italian ride manufacturer SBF Visa, the drop tower will form part of the park's Forbidden Kingdom area and will have the slogan of "Brave the drop, release the curse".

The tower will plunge riders 25m into the giant jaws of a crocodile, Sobek, the ancient Egyptian Crocodile God and protector of the Nile.

The theming of the ride will be based on Sobek being possessed by evil spirits, transforming him into a cruel deity.

"With the once fertile Nile laying stagnant, riders must take part in a ceremony to banish the evil spirits from Sobek, plunging into the crocodile’s soul and freeing the waters back into the Nile," Merlin says.

Riders must be at least 1.2m tall to access the drop tower, which will replace the Rameses Revenge ride – a Top Spin ride by Huss Rides, which was removed from the park in December 2019.

Croc Drop is set to open alongside the rest of the park when the UK's pandemic restrictions for outdoor visitor attractions and theme parks are lifted – currently set for 12 April.

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