We have been to Chessington World of Adventure a few times now so counted our recent visit as part of our Merlin Challenge. I am sure it won’t be the last time we visit this year as we really enjoy this park.
New for this year is the Zufari Ride, a jeep safari through the animal enclosures. unfortunately on our visit it was too cold for the animals and they were all indoors. I can see still see in the summer that this will be a fantastic addition to the park. After the usual queueing you watch a short video with a naughty lemur who talks to the audience, before boarding your jeep. You are then driven through the animal enclosures containing, flamingo, giraffe, zebra and finally rhino. Before going into the cave!
You are told not to go into the cave and for good reason, as now you come to the fun bit! You will get wet as you drive through the waterfall and if you don’t they will squirt you anyway. We all thought this was a great ride and such fun for family’s. But be warned there is a height restriction, and I guess this is because of the mild peril aspect.
Some of the park is looking tired, and is actually undergoing a mayor refit, so this meant both the runaway train and Asia falls were closed. So check the website to see if your favourites are open when you visit.
We loved the cobra, tomb blaster, ball shooter, and the viking ship rides. Along with the boys favourite berry blast, I think because he can go on his own!
I think Chessington is best suited to family’s as it has a good mix or thrill and family rides. The park will look better with the revamp, and I think is a good value day out.
We give the park 4/5 and might give it the full five when all the work is complete.