2022 – 2023 Closed Season
The 2022 – 2023 closed season at Chessington World of Adventures was nothing short of a whirlwind of change and rejuvenation. As the world sought to emerge from challenging times, Chessington was dedicated to providing its visitors with a magical and thrilling experience.
One of the most highly anticipated additions was the construction of the World of Jumanji. A new realm set to immerse adventurers in the heart of this legendary jungle-themed adventure. For those eager to learn more, the Project Amazon Mini-Site offered regular updates and insights. Making it an exciting journey of its own.
The park embarked on an extensive path work project, ensuring that visitors could navigate the resort with ease and comfort. These renovations added not only functionality but also a touch of whimsy, with delightful details spotted along the walkways.
Numerous refurbishments were in progress. With the final touches being applied to Ben & Jerry’s, the Lodge entrance, and other areas of the park. These updates promised to enhance the overall experience, ensuring that every corner of the park was inviting and exciting.
The park was a hive of change, excitement and updates throughout the 2022 – 2023 closed season. We took great joy in following the park’s antics and have captured various updates throughout. Check out our closed-season updates below. We’ll be back with more when Winter 2023 takes hold.
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!
January 7th 2023
Happy New Year!
We're back once again with another closed-season update. Now that the park is open for Zoo Days, our visibility is restricted. 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.
At Rattlesnake, the team has removed all of the cars, and active work is in progress to thoroughly check and prepare everything for the upcoming 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.
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 has shuttered its doors, and the park is now in full swing retheming the Rainforest. The team is actively redecorating the area around the Coffee Hut and the former site of the Mane Stage.
Work continues on Trawler Trouble and Seastorm. The removal of the full-ride system from its home indicates that significant work is required on Trawler Trouble. This could possibly be standard with these ride systems, but we're unsure here. So only time will tell.
In other areas of the park, the Monkey walkthrough in Amazu has reopened after a thorough cleaning. The spider monkey enclosure has also undergone cleaning and decluttering, providing a more welcoming environment for both visitors and our primate friends. 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 21st 2023
The heart of the closed season at Chessington World of Adventures is abuzz with activity. We're here to bring you the latest thrilling updates as Chessington prepares for another year.
The Rainforest area is getting a makeover. Exterior renovation is well underway, focusing on sprucing up the frontage of the Coffee Hut. The Mane Stage technical hut is also receiving a facelift. Ensuring that the rooftops and colours match the surrounding area.
River Rafts ride is in the spotlight. New timber has been added to its drop. They ensure that this watery adventure remains a favourite for those seeking a good time. But that's not all! The steelwork in the main drop trough of Tiger Rock is undergoing replacement. Ensuring both safety and excitement for all those ready to take on the rapids.
While progress is evident across the park, some projects are still taking shape. Trawler Trouble remains a mystery, with no clear updates on its development. The strip-down of Seastorm continues.
As we embrace the closed season, Chessington World of Adventures is abuzz with preparation. Ensuring that when the gates open, you'll be greeted by renewed and exhilarating attractions. Stay tuned for more updates soon.
January 28th 2023
The closed season at Chessington World of Adventures is in full swing. And the latest updates are nothing short of thrilling. Join us on this journey to discover the latest transformations taking place:
The Rainforest area is getting a vibrant facelift, and the finishing touches appear now in sight. The repainting works in the Rainforest are approaching completion. This promises a fresh experience for all. River Rafts is undergoing a rejuvenation. The lift hill steelwork has been repainted.
In an unexpected twist, work has commenced on repainting the supports of Dragon's Fury. One of Chessington's iconic roller coasters. This monumental task is a clear indication of the park's commitment to keeping this fan-favorite attraction in top shape. The roller coaster is getting a fresh look. Ensuring that riders are in for an unforgettable journey when the new season begins.
The closed season at Chessington is an exciting time of transformation and renewal. It's clear that the park is leaving no stone unturned in its efforts to enhance the visitor experience. As we eagerly anticipate reopening, stay tuned for more updates on the amazing changes.
February 11th 2023
As we journey through the heart of the closed season at Chessington World of Adventures. We're here to bring you the latest developments and transformations taking place in the park. Let's dive right in:
Work continues on Dragon's Fury. The supports are getting a fresh coat of paint. Notably, there doesn't appear to be any painting on the track itself. This sparks speculation that the project could be scheduled for the upcoming closed season.
Over at Lodge Gate, the buildings have received a rejuvenating touch with fresh paint. Additionally, the team is actively reworking the flooring by the restrooms with a focus on accessibility. This thoughtful adjustment aims to enhance the ease of access for wheelchair users to the facilities.
The park has closed off large sections of pathways and is actively engaged in diligent work. Workers are digging up sections of the flooring, with a particular focus on areas around the drains. These developments suggest that the park is in the process of refreshing its pathways.
Adventure Point is abuzz with activity! The former Safari Skyway station building is receiving a fresh coat of paint. The Chessington Armada Water Wheel has returned. Tiny Truckers is back together and ready to delight young adventurers. Furthermore, they've introduced an extra ride vehicle for Jungle Rangers, increasing the capacity for this beloved attraction.
Scaffolding is now adorning the entrance to Wild Asia, hinting at extensive scenic repairs and repainting underway. This promises to create an inviting and immersive experience as you journey into this captivating world.
As the closed season unfolds, Chessington is busy making enhancements to provide an even more thrilling and enjoyable experience for its visitors. Stay tuned for more updates!
March 4th 2023
As the closed season at Chessington World of Adventures marches on. We're thrilled to bring you the latest developments that promise to enhance your park experience.
A wave of change is sweeping across the park with the installation of new flooring. This upgrade covers vast areas, replacing the worn tarmac and significantly improving the overall ambience. But there's more to it than meets the eye. Some sections boast charming details like footprints, stars, and other playful markings. With hints that more surprises may be in store.
Adventure Point is alive with activity! The Adventure Games Arcade has received a vibrant repaint, ensuring a fresh and inviting atmosphere for gamers of all ages. But the improvements don't stop there; work is underway to add decking outside of Ben & Jerry's. Inside, updates are in progress to improve the kitchen space.
The Adventure Point Compass has also been updated, now featuring Shipwreck Coast, Rainforest, and the captivating World of Jumanji. It's your guide to extraordinary adventures, and it's expanding to include even more exciting destinations.
Repair works are in full swing on the bell tower near the entrance of Rattlesnake in Mexicana. This iconic structure is getting the care it deserves. Meanwhile, progress continues on the entrance portal into Wild Asia.
A brand new maintenance building is rising near Dragon's Fury. This addition is set to improve and expedite ride repairs. Ensuring that the thrills continue to run smoothly for all park-goers. Work is underway to update the flooring and spruce up the Mini Stage area.
As the closed season progresses, Chessington is bustling with activity. With each development aimed at providing visitors with a more immersive, enjoyable, and magical experience. Stay tuned for more updates soon.
March 12th 2023
As we approach the reopening of Chessington, we're here to bring you the last update of the 2022-2023 closed season. The park is abuzz with activity, and here's a glimpse of the final preparations.
The extensive path work around the resort is in its final stages. The park's walkways have received a rejuvenating touch, and the added details are a nice surprise for visitors. With only a few small areas left to finish, we're on the brink of delivering smooth and delightful strolls for our visitors.
The anticipation is building as the rides come to life. Observant visitors have spotted testing taking place on several of the park's favourites, including Tiger Rock, Jungle Rangers, Dragon's Fury, and the Vampire. The sights and sounds of these attractions in action serve as a thrilling preview of the adventures that await.
The refurbishments are drawing to a close. With Ben & Jerry's, the Lodge entrance, and various other areas receiving their final touches. The Mini Stage area is still a hive of activity as the park works diligently to fix up this area.
As we approach the grand reopening, it's clear that Chessington is leaving no stone unturned. Stay tuned for more updates during the year. We can hardly wait for a year filled with adventure. And we're thrilled to have you join us on this exciting journey! We'll be back for more closed-season updates in the Winter.