2022 – 2023
Our 2022 – 2023 Updates have begun!
With a vast new themed land set to open in 2023, the park has a limited Winter’s Tail offering. We’re expecting to see some big projects tackled to prepare the park for a big season next year.
The World of Jumanji is coming and we’ve got updates on that too! If you’re looking for those updates, please check out our Project Amazon Mini-Site.
Please remember, all of our photos are taken from publicly accessible areas. No park rules are ever broken when providing updates.
January 15th 2023
More work is ongoing throughout the park. With the cleanup from Winters Tail now well underway. More scaffolding appears to have gone up around Scorpion Express and throughout the park. Improvement works in other areas have also begun. Sealife is now closed and retheming work has started in Rainforest. The area surrounding the Coffee Hut and the former home of the Mane Stage is being redecorated.
Work continues on Trawler Trouble and Seastorm. With the full-ride system removed from its home, it appears lots of work is needed on Trawler Trouble. This could possibly be standard with these ride systems, but we’re unsure here. So only time will tell.
Elsewhere at the park, the Monkey walkthrough in Amazu has reopened and has been cleaned up. The spider monkey enclosure has been cleaned up and decluttered. Work has also continued on River Rafts.
In other news, the Chessington Armada water wheel has returned and looks set to being returned to service. A fantastic piece of history is returning to the park once again. More updates soon.
January 7th 2023
Happy New Year!
We’re back once again with another closed-season update. This time, with the park open for Zoo Days, we’re limited on what we can see. But, we never let things like that stop us from getting our updates.
With Winter’s Tail now over for another season, work has commenced on the strip down of Trawler Trouble and Seastorm. Both rides have had seats removed. Elmer’s Jumbos remains together, but we expect work will start on this soon.
Over at Rattlesnake, all of the cars have been removed and work seems to be ongoing here checking things over ahead of the main season. Scorpion Express has scaffolding up surrounding the helixes, so work seems to now be underway on the ride.
Finally, Scaffolding continues to appear around the park. Tiger Rock and River Rafts now sport a lot of access equipment. This will aid park teams in checking and maintaining the rides. The water wheel from Adventure Point is also still missing. Hopefully, this will return before the park fully reopens.
More updates to follow soon.
December 3rd 2022
Over at the Lodge Gate entrance, a lot of work has taken place to remove the old queuing system. Opening up the entrance, the area now features a large planter, similar to the one at the Explorer Gate.
Winter work has begun on River Rafts, with the boats all removed and the conveyor missing. Scaffolding has also popped up around the lift hill.
Wild Asia is a hive of activity. Work is well underway on Monkey Swinger. With the ride now stripped down to its parts. Work on Kobra has commenced, with the gondola stripped down and the theming removed. Tuk-Tuk Turmoil has all of the dodgem cars turned up on their sides to access the motors underneath.
Our eagle-eyed reporter also happened to spot something we weren’t expecting. At the back of the land, are the shells for Scorpion Express. What exactly this means, we’re not sure, but it’s nice to see that work could be starting on bringing the ride back for next year. We’ll be following this closely. With more 2022 – 2023 Updates coming soon!