New friends arrived in CBeebies Land for 2017, with the addition of Go Jetters Vroomster Zoom Ride and The Furchester Hotel Live. This followed on from the submission of a planning application in July 2016, which revealed that the Resort intended to add two new attractions in what was previously a back of house area in between Tree Fu Tom Training Camp and the Big Fun Showtime arena.
Documents submitted to Staffordshire Moorlands District Council outlined plans for a new ‘rotating ride and associated themed building’. The details given for the ride described it as rotating whilst the themed carriages would rise and fall during the attraction’s 2 minute operational cycle. The ‘family entertainment building’ was stated to have its own dedicated queuing area and offer ‘informal entertainment’, however exactly what form this entertainment would take was not indicated. The outside of the building was said to feature a colonnaded structure which would support theming elements on the roof of the building. Whilst the exact details of the theming was not detailed, plans showed the building clad in dark coloured metal sheeting, with the theming elements constructed from timber, render and tiles. To accompany the new ride and entertainment building, a new plaza area, buggy park, queue lines and other landscaped areas were also planned to be constructed. Included within these was shown to be a number of theming elements, including four separate ride signs situated along the edge of the rotating ride.
An updated site plan was submitted, which showed a reworked and shortened queue line for Go Jetters Vroomster Zoom Ride, facilitating a larger back of house area behind the development area.