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Beanoland

FXI was approached by Tassauds of London to design and build an effect for the Chessington World of Adventure theme park in England.

The show featured the antics of Dennis the Menace and Gnasher the dog, popular characters from the English "Beano" series of comics.

The effect required that a dummy of Dennis be blasted out of a 3m high rocket ship, travel 30 metres though the air and land safely on a net.
This was achieved via an air cannon located below the rocket prop powered with compressed air.

Also featured in the show is a giant slingshot which is used by Dennis to fling bundled T-shirts into the crowd of park guests.

 

The stars of the show - Dennis the Menace & the finished rocket