Hocus Pocus Hall

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Hocus Pocus Hall
Chessington World of Adventures Hocus Pocus Hall.jpg
Chessington World of Adventures Resort
Area Burnt Stub Mansion
Status Operating
Opening date 2003
General statistics
Attraction type House of mirrors
Theme Gothic

Hocus Pocus Hall is a gothic-themed house of mirrors at Chessington World of Adventures Resort.[1] Originally the site of several mansions dating back to 1348, Burnt Stub Mansion was a private feature for years, before opening as Hocus Pocus Hall in 2003. As of May 2014, the attraction continues to operate.[2]

History[edit]

Image of the mansion

Burnt Stub Mansion[edit]

The mansion at Chessington World of Adventures Resort, today called Burnt Stub was built in 1348 in Chessington. In the English Civil War it became a royalist stronghold, later being razed by Oliver Cromwell's Parliamentary forces giving it its modern name.[3]

Hocus Pocus Hall description[edit]

A gremlin outside the attraction

Hocus Pocus Hall is a 4-D walk though attraction that leads throughout the mansion, with no age restriction. Theming includes animatronics such as a wizard and goblins,[2] as well as rotating hallways and 3D paintings, for which 3-D glasses can be worn.[4]

The Mystery of Hocus Pocus Hall[edit]

During the resort's halloween event Halloween Hocus Pocus, the attraction is tuned into The Mystery of Hocus Pocus Hall, a walkthrough and maze about a missing explorer.[5] All the theming is ripped out and replaced with scenes from around the world. The Mansion is themed to Stub Mansion, the home of the explore Sir Arthur Percival Stubbs, the resort's mascot.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Chessington History". Theme Park Guide. Retrieved 2013-10-15. 
  2. ^ a b "Market Square". Chessington World of Adventures. Retrieved 2013-10-15. 
  3. ^ Leisure/tourism Geographies: Practices and Geographical Knowledge By David Crouch, 1999, Routledge,ISBN 0-415-18109-7
  4. ^ "Hocus Pocus Hall review". T-Park. Retrieved 2013-10-15. 
  5. ^ "Hocus Pocus Hall Review". ScareTourUK. 2011. Retrieved 2013-10-15. 

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