Riverbank Eye-Spy Construction

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Riverbank Eye-Spy Construction 2017-02-26T15:46:57+00:00

In 2007 the ride received an overhaul with the 2D scenery, added in 1999, being replaced by brand new 3D models, similar to those found in the popular Driving School attraction.

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The Station.

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A close up of the Riverbank Eye-Spy sign.

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A boat about half way round the course.

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By the field of 2D sheep.

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A little further on we come to a chicken coop.

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A boat glides by on the way back to the station.

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The channel of the ride drained for the closed season checks.

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Around the rest of the ride, the different scenes are in various states.

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Over at the chicken coop we can see the old 2D scenery lying alongside the scene, having already been removed.

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In some scenes the new scenery has arrived, but is not yet in place, such as at the duck pond.

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Here we can see a pair of ducks waiting to be installed, while the old scenery (the crocodile) is still in place.

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Over at the sheep field, the 2D Scenery has totally gone, and a new dog has appeared. The chimney pots by the dog are due to be installed in the Rabbit Scene over the hill.

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Meanwhile the pig pen scene is more or less complete, looking very impressive!

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Looking towards the station, the sign has now been removed, though the name looks to be remaining the same.

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The ride is now filled with water once again, and if you look carefully to the left you can just see a new honey pot in the beehive scene.

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The ducks have now been installed in their rightful positions round the duck pond.

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And a group of lily pads have arrived, no doubt to float on the pond itself.

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A closer look reveals the crocodile has now been removed from the pond – it was never actually intended for the Riverbank Eye-Spy, but was part of the Adventure Land play equipment before Spinball.

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Over at the sheep field a new flock has now arrived and look to be happily grazing by the ride.

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The dog has now found a less unfortunate position to sit in, looking after the sheep.

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Opposite the Pig Sty more scenery has now been installed, this new scene features a mole and his hills.

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And a quick look at the other half of the Pig Sty scene – don’t they look like they’re having fun?

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Finally, over by the station a cat and mouse wait to be installed.

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First up we have the return of the ride’s sign, now in 3D.

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From the other direction – yup definitely 3D!

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The Station is now once again filled with water, let’s have a tour of the ride as it stands today…

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Work has progressed on the bee hive scene. Flowers have now appeared…

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.. as have the bees themselves, which bob up and down in the breeze.

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Also note the equipment around the track currently covered in black plastic.

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Some patented fence shots now…

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…if you look very carefully through the holes in the fence you can just about see the cow scene on the far side.

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Next along is the duck pond, where the lily pads are now on the pond, and frogs have appeared on them.

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Over the hill you can see those chimney pots seen on the 11th. They are now part of the rabbit burrow scene.

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On to the sheep fields now, and what’s this… a new addition?

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That’s right… a giant black and white kangaroo in a shed… or maybe a donkey… you decide!

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The chickens have arrived and are looking rather marvelous.

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Onto the pig scene, and a new pig has arrived in the shed in the background.

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The mole has moved to it’s new home by the last sign. Again notice the black bag.

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The cat and mouse have found a new home by Old MacDonald’s Singing Barn.

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At the end of the ride just before the boats return to the station.

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Aww… Bless!

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And what’s that in the field by the ride’s exit?

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A solitary bull?

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It looks a little angry… perhaps best to leave it there for today.

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<p style="text-align: center"In the sheep paddock we can see a sensor; around the rest of the tracks these are wrapped in black plastic.

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Also we can see that the empty shed now has a closed door, is this destined to be home to another animal?

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As we’re here, let’s have another look at the chicken sheds.

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Not much has changed at the duck pond, unlike the paddocks beyond, which are becoming The Dung Heap.

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Down by the ride station the new bull has now moved to a new home alongside the ride channel. It also has a new friend.

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Here we can see the latest addition to the ride; after all what farm would be complete without a horse?

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Is it just me or does it look a little worried? It makes you wonder what the bull’s been up to.

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Finally today let’s take another look at the cat and mouse near the singing barn.

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It looks like it’s going to be a good year for the Riverbank Eye-Spy.