Today we headed to Chessington & checked out their brand new attraction for 2019. Formerly known as Hocus Pocus Hall now known as Room on the Broom. We hope you enjoy this blog & we’d love to know your thoughts.
Theming & Audio:
When entering the building the theming instantly amazed us and set the atmosphere beautifully. The physical theming interacting with screens throughout was really impressive. Each scene and the mirror maze section was beautifully themed and brought the attraction life.
The atmosphere is quite magical but with some elements of spookiness throughout. A main aspect of the atmosphere is the lighting and special effects such as wind etc. It’s perfect for the age group it’s aimed at.
The transitions between each room is done really well with no blank spaces. In each corridor & between new scenes there was no loss of theming, even if it was minor elements.
The amount of interaction throughout the experience for children & everyone to get involved is fab. It adds an extra element of fun for those younger children. Although it would work better with an actor who’s related to the ride rather then just a normal staff member . Given today’s run through the children amongst the group weren’t too sure on what to do. But it’s the little touches which add to making the attraction even more special.
There’s no denying this is a beautiful re theme again from Chessington. It’s brought an old attraction some life and created a whole new experience. The way the effects, screens, story, audio & lighting combine is done flawlessly. However the only downfall we found was the normal staff member walking through with us & the awkward waits between the transitions. We’d love to see an actor connected to the storyline added instead, just to give it that extra finishing touch. It’s the ideal new addition to the line up and aimed at the perfect age group. There’s countless moments which encourages the children to be fully involved within a few rooms. We’d rate it a solid 8/10 with that small improvement needed of an actor rather then normal staff member.
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