2019 – 2020 Closed Season
The 2019-2020 closed season at Chessington World of Adventures was brimming with thrilling developments. Here’s a glimpse of the exciting changes that took place during this time.
- River Rafts Unveiled: One of the most anticipated additions was the arrival of the new mini-flume ride, River Rafts. As the season transitioned into the closed period, these watery wonders began to take shape. The freshly painted and refurbished crocodile-shaped boats set the stage for what looked to be a fantastic adventure on the ride.
- Flying Jumbos Transformation: Another highlight was the retheming of the Flying Jumbos ride. The park undertook a complete makeover of this family-friendly attraction, bringing in a fresh and vibrant look.
- Rainforest Land Takes Shape: The park was abuzz with the creation of the new Rainforest land. As the season closed, the land appeared tantalizingly close to completion. The park aimed to transport visitors to a world filled with vibrant greenery and it seemed the vision was coming to life.
However, as the 2019-2020 closed season drew to a close, there was an unexpected twist. The spectre of the Covid-19 pandemic cast uncertainty over the park’s reopening.
Facing the same challenge as countless other venues, Chessington had to ensure the safety of its guests and staff. This prompted a careful reevaluation of plans, with the park maintaining a vigilant stance throughout. Adapting as necessary to provide a secure and enjoyable experience for all its visitors.
December 7th 2019
Greetings! We hope you're staying warm this winter as we bring you an exciting update on the latest developments taking place in the park during the off-season.
This season sees the removal of the pay-to-play go-kart attraction located behind the Adventure Point store. As the leaves fall and the temperature drops, construction crews have been hard at work. Construction crews are already laying the foundations to relocate the beloved Flying Jumbos ride into this prime spot.
Over by Toadie's Crazy Cars, the ground clearing has been in full swing as part of the park's exciting 2020 development. They are giving this classic attraction a grand makeover and rerouting, promising a fresh experience for all ages.
But that's not all! On the other side of Toadie's Crazy Cars, groundworks are well underway to make way for a brand-new addition to the park. Get ready for a splashing good time because Chessington is introducing a new mini-log flume attraction to this spot. Whether you're looking to cool off on a hot summer day or seeking a fun water adventure. Park visitors in 2020 are sure to be delighted as this addition makes a big splash.
As the Chessington team works tirelessly during the closed season. We can't help but look forward to the fun awaiting us next year. So, mark your calendars and stay tuned for more updates as we count down the days until the park reopens in 2020. It's shaping up to be an exhilarating year at Chessington World of Adventures!
January 5th 2020
Hello, we're bringing you another closed-season update! We hope you're all as excited as we are about the fantastic developments taking place in the park. As we dive headfirst into the new year, here's what's been happening at Chessington World of Adventures.
The old Toadie's Crazy Cars route is undergoing a transformation. Indeed, the construction crew has cleared most of the old route, paving the way for a fresh addition. Crews are working tirelessly to lay the foundations for the new flume ride. The promise of watery adventures and thrilling splashes is taking shape.
The construction team has successfully installed the foundations for the new station building of the upcoming flume ride. Work is progressing at pace. Ensuring that the infrastructure for the flume is on track and ready for action.
Exciting changes are also underway at Treetop Hopper's. In yet another exciting development, the completion of a new concrete foundation signals a change. We believe they will soon turn Treetop Hoppers around to face the new themed land.
With each passing day, we're getting closer to unveiling these thrilling updates for you to enjoy in 2020. The buzz around Chessington World of Adventures is building.
January 18th 2020
Greetings! It's a new year, and the closed season at Chessington World of Adventures remains in full swing. We've got some thrilling updates to share as we gear up for the grand reopening.
Over by Elmer's Flying Jumbos, the excitement is building as the relocated and rethemed Flying Jumbos ride comes to life. The teams have been working tirelessly to ensure this attraction soars to new heights. They've set the blockwork in place, forming the surrounding wall around the ride. The foundations are officially complete, and the ride hardware has been moved into position. But that's not all! The installation team has already assembled some of the ride's arms. Bringing us one step closer to taking flight with Elmer in 2020!
In a grand unveiling, Chessington has announced the arrival of a brand-new land for 2020. The Rainforest. In The Rainforest, adventurers of all ages can expect three attractions. Get ready to explore, discover, and experience the magic of this "new little land with three big adventures."
As the closed season progresses, the Chessington team is hard at work. Stay tuned for more updates as we count down the days until the grand reopening of Chessington World of Adventures!
February 1st 2020
As we continue our journey through the closed season at Chessington World of Adventures. We're thrilled to share the park's latest updates as it readies for the upcoming season. Exciting times lie ahead!
Over in the dark and mysterious realm of Vampire, the ride is in full maintenance mode. The park is now hard at work installing a new main cog and chain on lift hill two. This vital upgrade ensures that this legendary attraction continues to deliver spine-tingling experiences for all who dare to ride.
In the magical Land of the Dragons, where adventure awaits younger guests, you might spot some changes happening. A dedicated team has set up scaffolding and is tirelessly working to fix up parts of Canopy Capers. It's all about making sure this enchanting area is in top shape for the little explorers.
Seastorm ride is also receiving some well-deserved attention. Maintenance is in full swing as the park's team ensures that every component is ship-shape, ready for the 2020 season. Get ready to set sail once more on this family-favorite attraction!
Over at Elmer's Flying Jumbos, this whimsical ride continues to take shape. The park has introduced a vibrant touch to the experience by installing colourful stones in the ride's pit. This addition promises to bring out the true colours of the ride.
As we move closer to the grand reopening, Chessington World of Adventures is buzzing with anticipation and activity. We can't wait to welcome you back to the park for the 2020 season. Stay tuned for more updates as we prepare for the new season.
February 15th 2020
Winter may have its chill, but the excitement at Chessington is heating up. Here's the latest scoop on what's happening as things gear up for the 2020 season:
The moment we've all been waiting for has arrived – the boats for River Rafts have made their grand entrance! River Rafts now standing tall and proud, fully vertical, ready to whisk you away on an aquatic adventure. The crocodile-shaped boats are stealing the show, freshly painted and refurbished after their journey from their old home in Weymouth.
Elmer's Flying Jumbos is now complete, and all the freshly painted elephants have taken their places on this whimsical ride. The vibrant colours and playful design will surely enchant the young and the young at heart. Work is in full swing on the queue line. Get ready to take flight on the back of Elmer's elephant friends!
The Vampire is getting a lift – literally! The new lift chain has been successfully installed. Additionally, Mexicana is getting a fresh coat of paint, reviving its vibrant charm. It's a sure sign that Chessington is committed to maintaining its attractions.
It looks like the Adventure Point Riders are getting a new home on the lawn next to Tiny Truckers..
As the days grow longer and the temperatures start to rise, the Chessington team is working tirelessly. Stay tuned for more updates as we count down the days until opening!
February 20th 2020
As we prepare to bid farewell to the closed season, we have one final update for you before the grand reopening. Let's dive into the latest developments at the park:
Closed season work on Seastorm is reaching its exciting conclusion. We're thrilled to report that the ride's boats are now mostly back in place. The seas are about to get stormier!
The maintenance work on Tiny Truckers is almost wrapped up, and this family favourite is gearing up to rev its engines once again. But that's not all! Work is still ongoing on the relocation of the Adventure Point Riders.
Get ready to be immersed in the wonders of the Rainforest! The new Rainforest land is taking shape and looks tantalizingly close to completion. Steamrollers are now busy installing pathing around the area. Adding the finishing touches ahead of the grand opening.
As the closed season comes to a close, the Chessington team is putting the finishing touches on these exciting projects. Stay tuned for more thrilling updates next closed season!