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Jaw-dropping new ride coming to Chessington - Croc Drop

Chessington World of Adventures Resort has announced a jaw-dropping new ride for 2021 - Croc Drop!

The drop tower is the first NEW ride at the family Theme Park and Zoo in Surrey since 2013, representing a multi-million-pound investment.

Set to ‘drop’ in spring, those daring will plunge 25m into the giant jaws of a crocodile, Sobek, the ancient Egyptian Crocodile God and protector of the Nile, who has been 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 water’s back into the Nile.

Those a minimum height of 1.2m must… ‘brave the drop to release the curse’.

"We’re thrilled to announce our NEW ride, Croc Drop – it’s going to 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!"

Tim Harrison-Jones Divisional Director

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