Chessington World of Adventures Resort, Chessington

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Chessington World of Adventures Resort is not only a theme park and resort--it's also a zoo and sea life center. Originally opened in 1931, the zoo shelters over 1,000 animals, many of which are endangered and no longer found in the wild. A new ZUFARI animal reserve was added in 2013, offering guided off-road safari adventures. The theme park area is divided into Market Square, Mystic East, Mexicana, Pirates Cove, Transylvania, and Forbidden Kingdom. Choose from dozens of attractions, like water rides, roller coasters, drop towers, bumper cars, bird enclosures, and live shows at the site’s musical theater. Check online for opening dates and times, and avoid long lines by booking your tickets well in advance. Using our online itinerary creator, Chessington attractions like Chessington World of Adventures Resort can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Excellent day out. Some of the rides didn't open at 10amas stated, but they had staff on them to let you know this. We made our own entertainment while queuing (played charades on the phone involving ...  more »
  • Waited two hours for one ride that them broke! At least two other rides seemed to be on bad shape. Why are they only using a few of the pods on peeking heights? It made the queue really long. Everythi...  more »
  • So glad we booked in advance - the saver ticket - hubby still thinks he's been robbed LOL! We got there are little later then planned and as with other cars were ushered in like sheep to the furthest ...  more »
  • Is a good attraction for young children. Is entertaining and educational as well. Staff are friendly and engaging. However queue waits are unacceptably long for some rides. I feel better use of single rider queues, fast tract queues, ride time slots could all be used to lower waiting times. I feel there is possibly a lack of investment and ideas to lower queue times and some rides need updating. Some of the smaller kids rides could be duplicated to avoid long queues. More small rides. More designated smoking areas . More healthy snacks available for example selling of apples fruit etc along with typical popcorn and similar unhealthy options do choice is there.
  • Cannot fault this place. The staff were very enthusiastic & full of energy. My childhood consisted of being here and it’s such a perfect day out. Rides are amazing, not too scary which is a plus for me in my opinion. Would love to go again!!
  • Totally ruined my daughter reaching the magic 1m 40cm height. Hence grown up rides. They would not let her ride Rattlesnake with her daddy. As different body shapes. He is of average build. No signage to state thus. Really sad. Made me want to cut up our Premium annual passes. As not cheap, I didn't!
  • Good few days but ride wise the park is largely style over substance. Needs a few more modern decent family coasters. Typical Merlin under investing in attractions and investing in hotels and other money makers. Best thing to do for cash extraction but not for the park.
  • Definitely worth purchasing a Fast track pass. A fantastic fun day out for my daughter's 12th birthday. We were able to bypass the queues and thus have lots of rides. We did the Giraffe Safari experience which was wonderful. Our guide, James was very knowledgeable and helpful. The staff are great!

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