So, I saw a POV for the new Gruffalo ride at Chessington World Of Adventures. What are my thoughts?
It looks pretty good
While I do admit that the ride looks really well made, I'm sorry but nothing can beat Bubbleworks, that ride is a nostalgic classic for me, and I ADORE nostalgia. Call me a nostalgiatard all you want, I don't care.
Something I noticed about the ride is that it's very dark, in both aspects. The ride doesn't have a whole lot of lighting so it's kind of hard to see, but what I could see in the video looked really good, and the lighting that I could see looked impressive.
The ride is also dark, in a creepy way. The giant Gruffalo statue in the ride looks really disturbing, it looks like something that would haunt my nightmares as a child. That ride also has creepy sound effects, and the narrator for the ride has a bit of an eerie voice. The darkness of the ride also helps with the dark themes and imagery.
So overall, based on the POV, I'd give the ride a solid 8/10. Theming is impressive, lighting is good, story is good, it has a dark theme to it which I love, and the music also sets the theme really well.
I'm looking forward to going on the ride next month