Chessington announces new Croc Drop ride opening this spring where guests plummet 25m into 'cursed crocodile mouth'

CHESSINGTON World of Adventures has revealed their new ride opening this spring.

Croc Drop, due to open at the attraction later this year, will drop riders from 25m in the air.

Meeting the riders at the bottom will be the jaws of a "cursed crocodile" called Sobek, who is the ancient Egyptian Crocodile God.

It is the first new ride for the Surrey theme park since 2013.

Tim Harrison-Jones, Divisional Director at Chessington World of Adventures Resort, said: “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."

Guests must be a minimum height of 1.2m to ride.

However, the park remains closed due to the UK lockdown as all non-essential travel is banned.

Chessington is yet to give an official opening date although many theme parks are hoping to open in time for the 2021 season next month.

Here are the latest updates on when other theme parks are going to open.

There are some other exciting rides coming to the UK later this year as well – Legoland's new World of Mythical Creatures hopes to open by spring.

Many rides and lands which hoped to open last year have been delayed to this year – a new 1950s themed land at Paultons Park called Tornado Springs and Alton Towers Gangsta Granny ride based on the David Walliams books.

Here are some amazing theme park rides which were never built at Disney World and Universal.

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