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Land
Wild Woods
Attraction type
Boat ride
Manufacturer
Mack Rides GmbH
Model
Free Flow Boat Ride
Height
15
Opening Date

After 26 years, Bubbloworks is NOW CLOSED. Indoor water rides are something of a rarity in the UK, and Chessington’s Bubbleworks was one of the leading examples. Originally opened as Professor Burp’s Bubbleworks in 1990, it took guests on a scenic tour of a “bubble factory”.

After queueing through indoor and outdoor sections, guests boarded circular boats and floated around a series of scenes. These show “Bubbleworkers” hard at work, with comical elements such as floating cows playing a major role. While guests did not get very wet, a short 15-feet drop and a section in which fountains “leap” over the boats could cause some minor dampness.

The original version of the ride was based around a fizzy drinks factory, with an initial design based on a brewery having been dropped at an early stage. It was updated in 2006 following a sponsorship deal with soap-maker Imperial Leather, although this has since expired.

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