Chessington World of Adventures Ticket & Hotel Packages
Leatherhead Road, Chessington, Surrey, KT9 2NE.
- Chessington is situated 12 miles from London on the A243
- Reginald Goddard opened the zoo in 1931, to showcase his impressive, private collection of animals.
- Ideal for a fun family day out
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Chessington World of Adventures Ticket + Hotel Packages
Chesington World of Adventures Breaks
The perfect place for thrill-seekers and animal lovers alike – Chessington World of Adventures Resort is simply a great day out for all.
About Chessington World of Adventures
Enjoy the thrilling Scorpion Express – a new ride experience with surprises round every corner – and the AMAZU Treetop Adventure, where you can play amongst the real monkeys. The top attractions include ‘ZUFARI: Ride into Africa!’ – the ultimate off-road safari adventure that’ll have you careering through the rugged terrain of the African outback; spot towering giraffes, powerful white rhinos, dazzling zebra and flamboyant flamingos to name a few. Be sure not to miss Madagascar Live, the incredibly fun stage show, too!
Chessington World of Adventures Highlights
- Just 12 miles from London
- A great selection of rides, plus a zoo
- Live shows and events all year round
- Explore the mystical Trail of the Kings
- Plenty of eateries throughout the resort
What Makes it Super
Discover more than 40 rides and attractions and over 1000 amazing animals in the Zoo and SEA LIFE centre; Chessington World of Adventures Resort really has got something for everyone.
Chessington World of Adventures Reviews
Chessington world of adventure
Stay Date: 03/2017, Dyane R wrote this review.
Download the app on arrival, this will help you check which ride has the smallest queue. We spent 6 hours here and still didn't do everything the children wanted. Before you start to queue check the signs to make sure your child is tall enough and al… See more
Download the app on arrival, this will help you check which ride has the smallest queue. We spent 6 hours here and still didn't do everything the children wanted. Before you start to queue check the signs to make sure your child is tall enough and also some of the ride are not suitable for people with epilepsy, back/neck problems (this include the new gruffalo river ride) so children with chiari can not go on this ride, luckily we saw this after only 5 minutes of being in the queue. All the staff are very friendly and helpful. Collapse
A great place for everyone. Hideous queues
Stay Date: 03/2017, Kim_sunseeker wrote this review.
Family visit with an almost three year old. I haven't been to Chessington for about 16 years. It was great to see that some of the old favourites were still there. There is something for everyone, a zoo; I thought the lions and tigers, didn't have… See more
Family visit with an almost three year old. I haven't been to Chessington for about 16 years. It was great to see that some of the old favourites were still there. There is something for everyone, a zoo; I thought the lions and tigers, didn't have a lot of room; the Sea Life centre was great, it included lots of interactive areas and helpful staff. There were enough rides for all different age groups, but the queues were horrendous. A truck ride had a 45 minute queue, The new Gruffalo ride was good, very clever use of projectors, but really not worth the hour's queue time. We did go on a Saturday and the park was very busy, but it's expensive to get in, then to jump the queues there's an extra charge. Food, drink and items in the shops are, as expected, expensive. The most ridiculous thing was they were selling plastic cups with a fixed straw, around the park, under the banner of, 'keep hydrated,' for £7!!!! Take your own drinks! It's a great day out, in fact impossible to get around in a day, but be prepared to queue. Watch the uneven surfaces, some of the pavements could do with repairing. I stumbled when my foot went into a hole and fell down. Collapse
Buy a ticket to queue !
Stay Date: 03/2017, mobyfix4 wrote this review.
A ticket to queue. If you'd like to stand watching richer fast track ( premium ) customers enjoying the rides 2 or 3 times while you wait THIS IS THE PLACE FOR YOU. Unfair system where your ticket isn't enough. An unfair playing field system where… See more
A ticket to queue. If you'd like to stand watching richer fast track ( premium ) customers enjoying the rides 2 or 3 times while you wait THIS IS THE PLACE FOR YOU. Unfair system where your ticket isn't enough. An unfair playing field system where if pay more you Wait less. All at the expense of the normal paying customers. I REALLY WOULDN'T WASTE YOUR MONEY CONTRIBUTING TO THE CASH COW OPERATED BY MERLIN. They really couldn't care how long you wait, it's all about the money. "Chessington world of queuing" is one I will never visit again while they operate a two tier system. Shame on Merlin for wasting my money and my day. Collapse
Very pleasant surprise
Stay Date: 03/2017, dmcsilver1981 wrote this review.
When myself and my friend planned a trip to thorpe park we decided to make some time to visit Chessington. Being fans of thrill rides we decided we prob only needed a couple of hours here to do Vampire and have a nose around. On 24th of March we head… See more
When myself and my friend planned a trip to thorpe park we decided to make some time to visit Chessington. Being fans of thrill rides we decided we prob only needed a couple of hours here to do Vampire and have a nose around. On 24th of March we headed there, we got there around 10.30 (because we visited Thorpe Park to see if Stealth was running first). We found the car park a bit confusing but that's because we can in through the wrong entrance. As we walked through the entrance to the park we were greeted by incredibly friendly staff. We were then struck by how well maintained and laid out the park is. This Park is really nice. The theming is brilliant through out each of the areas and if feels like Merlin have spent a lot of money and time getting this park to look so good. We went on Rattlesnake first, a pleasant surprise. It's a small Wild Mouse type of coaster that throws you around corners, a good coaster. We then went on Scorpion another nice little coaster. Each are we visited just made us like the park more and more. We did pretty much every ride in the park we were able to. Gruffalo river ride was great and Vampire is a nice vekoma/Arrow coaster. I really enjoyed Dragon's Fury, probably the best spinner I've done. If you leave the station backwards you get more force. We did the safari and sea life centre too. Again both very good. We ended up having a full day here, I cant recommend this park more highly. It truly is a 'Theme' park. Collapse
Fast Track Passes Let It Down
Stay Date: 03/2017, Mezza_01 wrote this review.
My family and I visited on 25/03/17 (my wife and 2 children age 2.5 & 6). Firstly, I would like to say that I find the Fast Track Passes rather vulgar. While waiting to get on The Vampire roller coaster i was lost for words when my daughter asked wh… See more
My family and I visited on 25/03/17 (my wife and 2 children age 2.5 & 6). Firstly, I would like to say that I find the Fast Track Passes rather vulgar. While waiting to get on The Vampire roller coaster i was lost for words when my daughter asked why there was 2 queues and why other people were getting on before us as we were at the front of the queue!! - Shame on you Chessington and Merlin!!. It just proved towards the end of the day when the park was due to close that they had sold out on Fast Passes for Dragons Fury. As soon as the Fast Track queue had diminished, the normal queue went down very quick. Just a pure greedy money making scheme from Merlin. We decided to have a late lunch in the fish and chip restaurant. This was virtually empty as it was late in the day. Myself and my wife had the 'Fish & Chip Meal Deal' and my children had the 'Sausage & Chips Meal Deal', I expected to pay over the odds at somewhere like this but for basically £30 for this was outrageous!!! The meal was very poor and we all left the meal as it was so poor. The chips were dry & my children's meals were terrible. The fish was awful!. We had to stop on the way home at a restaurant for our tea as we left the fish & chips. In fact when I think back to this meal it was terrible!. My son is 2.5 and there wasn't a great amount for him to do there, although the rides he did go on he absolutely loved. My daughter (aged 6) had a great time.... she was tall enough for all the rides. Vampire could do with a bit of make over, not much has changed since my last visit 19 years ago on this ride. Dragons Fury is fantastic and is one of the best rides I've ever been on. The staff were very friendly and polite, I was taking a photograph of my children and one of the staff offered to take the photograph. Very young staff but very friendly. Really can't speak highly enough of the staff. I find it a disgrace that there is a charge for parking, absolutely no justification for this charge but it was cheaper than what we paid at Legoland for parking last year. The queues were very long for the rides but this was because it was a very sunny day & not helped by the vulgar Fast Track Pass separate queue. We plan on going to Alton Towers later on in the year (another Merlin attraction) & I will take my own food for the family as Chessington was very poor and expensive. I would visit Chessington World Of Adventures again but not for a few more years. Collapse
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