A nostalgic trip to Chessington World of Adventures!

Monday, August 01, 2016

Good afternoon! 

My boyfriend and I recently visited Chessington World of Adventures for a little day out!  We both used to visit the theme park many times as children and every time the advert popped up on television we would reminisce about the good old days! I remember the classic Beano- Land, Bubble Works and of course the Zoo, but Zack and I decided we wanted to visit again and I decided a review-style feature would be perfect.


In terms of attractions, there are a wide variety suitable for both children and young adults, it really provides a fun day out suitable for the whole family. If you are a thrill seeker like myself then you will be in your element on the following rides; Ramesis Revenge, Dragons Fury, Vampire Ride, The Cobra and Rattlesnake.

I felt like an excited child all day, I couldn't wait to get onto the next ride and that is one thing I love about Chessington, the atmosphere is very fun! We were extremely lucky in that the weather was warm and sunny and so we made full use of the water ride, Dragon Falls. Admittedly, Zack was ten times more keen than I was, I think I was more worried about walking around soaking wet for the day. Aint' no girl got time for walking around with wet hair! Having said that, it was one of my favourite rides! I absolutely loved it.

During the day, we also decided to have a little go on the funfair style stalls! Me being me, I wanted to win a cuddly toy - don't ask me why, I just wanted to take one home! Zack stepped up and won me a yellow duck, it cost £4 to play but we won quite a large toy and so I would say it was worth the money. Luckily, there a quite a few stalls that offer a prize everytime that are perfect for parents wanting to avoid disappointed children!

Queue Times:

As our visit was during term-time we thought it would be super quiet, surprisingly though it was relatively busy! There were a large number of school trips so we were a little apprehensive about the queuing durations. The maximum queue time on our day of visit was 30 minutes, we were more than happy with that and it soon flew by.

Luckily, the Chessington app came in very handy! It offers live-time queue times and ride closure updates which are perfect when navigating around the park. We both downloaded it before we arrived and it was so much easier than running around trying to find the queue times for everything. I would advise downloading it before you arrive so you can keep up to date with any ride queues and closures!

Food and Drink: 

You really are spoilt for choice, especially if you are a foodie like me! We actually took lunch with us but then Zack being Zack decided he wanted to buy a meal from the fried chicken restaurant. I tried some and it was lovely but at almost £7 for a meal it could turn out pricy for a family!

Obviously, we couldn't resist the donut counter and we brought five donuts (yes, I did just admit that) but they were heavenly. I think overall it is best to take a picnic style lunch with you, especially if you have a large family as it will get quite pricy otherwise. 

If you are on the hunt for something to do over the summer then I would advise taking a lil' trip to Chessington!

Thanks for reading,

Lauren-Faye x

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