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Chessington World of Adventures Resort, Chessington

(2.6/5 based on 5,000+ reviews on the web)
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. Work out when and for how long to visit Chessington World of Adventures Resort and other Chessington attractions using our handy Chessington trip itinerary planner.
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  • We decided to visit chessington during animal week- Feb half term as a birthday treat for my 2 daughters who are 3 yrs and 1. We arrived and we got through the gates quickly. An hour in to our visit i...  more »
  • We visited when most of the park was shut so there were only a few rides open and the zoo. There are really only a small number of animals and it hardly constituted a zoo. There were no scooters allow...  more »
  • The zoo was excellent it was so lovely to see the beautiful animals in a clean and obviously happy environment. However, we walked all the way up behind the hotel to find no animals apart from 2 donke...  more »
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  • Great experience! There are rides suitable for every age. Such a fun day out! It's a great place for everyone and an awsome family trip. Though I recommend taking a packed lunch because the food can be a tad expensive. There are great shows and cute animals like penguins and squirrel monkeys. If you haven't been yet you definitely should!
  • Hotel stay was actually really nice compared to Thorpe parks shipping container hotel, however this place lacks in large rides. Some of their better rides were either out of action or having faults throughout the day. This place really is for little children pre 10 and really can't offer thrill seekers much. Restaurant was fantastic however, food was cooked perfect and despite the theme park being below par the hotel and restaurant made up for things.
  • I love that there are rides and animals so something for nearly everyone. The food is a bit expensive so I always bring my own. Mu mum loves the Zufari ride so we go on it every time but the queue is always big during school holidays and weekends so we bought fast track tickets so we skip most of the queue.
  • I'm not sure how I could describe Chessington without sounding negative. It portrays itself as a family oriented venue- which it does position itself as. However, the Staff look less than happy to be there and the queues are more often than not horrendous for the popular rides. I can understand why there's such queue lengths.. but why not have a virtual queuing system for every visitor who attends? Its really not fair to charge £5 or so to queue jump when its within Chessington/Merlin's ability to solve the queuing problem.
  • its a rather depressing time as they are closed the best ride that's suitable for all the ages and was my families fun favourite R.I.P bubbleworks we paid £20 fast track for the zufari ride and was disappointed by the ride around as it was the busiest and made out as the best also most of the animals were at the vet as they were ill so my young sis was really disappointed but i loved the hocus pocus house as it was fun for all ages altogether it was overpriced and