The ride was a simple boat ride that simulated a tour through the factory, with the sets depicting the crazy and inventive ways in which the Professor made his wonderful fizzy pop drinks.
The ride was the brain child of Tussauds ride consultant John Wardley, who developed the ride as part of a massive phase two investment for the park. The ride opened the same year as the parks most famous and most successful roller coaster, the Vampire. So it’s easy to say that the Professor’s Bubbleworks was and under appreciated gem during their opening year. So much so that the ride was advertised as being new, the year after it opened.
The main focus on this ride was very much it’s theatricality, with it’s detailed set pieces, amazing and well thought out soundtrack and all the scents and smells, Professor Burps Bubbleworks certainly was the most immersive ride that has ever been at Chessington. It’s a ride that inspired children and adults a like with it magical fountains and wonderful family ride experience. It’s a ride that was ruined by sponsorship and one that will remain in the hearts of all those who had the opportunity to ride it.