Chessington World of Adventures
United Kingdom (Abbreviation: CWOA)
Merlin Entertainments Group
Park News - (9/25/13) Oh Merlin… it has been far too long since your crazy hyper-machine churned out a new insane marketing story… but we’ve got one this week that is one of the strangest of all. According to this (cough—cough) news story, Chessington has decided to ban guests wearing animal print clothing into the park because it confuses the animals. They claim to have employeed bouncers of all things to enforce this zero-tolerance ban on Zebra, Giraffe, Leopand and African Wild Dog print clothing.
And why all the sudden confusion? Because they claim the 22-acre Zufari attraction that opened a few months ago is such a replica of the real Serengeti plains, that the animals are just too confused to handle it all when coming into close contact with guests. Guests in the park in animal patterns will be supplied with Chessington branded clothing when taking their ride on Zufari.
(8/9/13) Details about what will take place at Chessington this fall at this year’s Halloween Hocus Pocus event can be found at ThemeParks-UK.
(6/18/13) About 40 riders became stuck on the Rameses Revenge ride on Sunday at Chessington for up to two hours before they could be cut free, one at a time from the ride’s restraints, suspended about 20 feet in the air. Click here to read more.
2014 - New Ride Themes - (7/23/13) According to ThemeParks-UK, Rameses Revenge at Chessington has been closed since the ride got stuck last months and riders had to be cut free in mid air. The park has confirmed it will not reopen until 2014. The park’s Runaway Train is also currently closed for a themeing upgrade and will reopen in 2014. Dragon Falls is open, but over the winter it too will get new themeing and reopen with a new look in 2014.