Planning Portal

Planning a new attraction, hotel or even extra car parking can take time. Here we have a selection of different projects that Chessington has worked on over the years. We plan to update and add to this as projects evolve, begin or end up in the rubbish pile.

Watch this space, we’re also currently working on an in-depth guide to Planning an attraction at Chessington. The limitations, rules and regulations that the team have to work with. Coming soon…

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  • Status: Completed
  • With an ageing area in desperate need of refurbishment, Chessington took to planning a new land.
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Monkey Kingdom

  • Status: Cancelled
  • The Monkey Kingdom was without a doubt one of the most exciting Zoo additions to have ever been planned.
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Project Felix

  • Status: Completed
  • Project Felix entered planning during the 2017 season and sought to improve an aging area of the park.
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Project Merry

  • Status: Completed
  • Chessington’s ageing carousel was reaching the end and something needed to replace it. Why not a new carousel?
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Project Plummet

  • Status: Completed
  • When one ride reaches the end of its life span, plans need to be put into action to replace it.
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Project Safari

  • Status: Completed
  • Seen as a vital new attraction for Chessington, planning for Project Safari took quite some time.
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Project Trek

  • Status: Completed
  • The Toadie’s Crazy Cars site has been a prime location to redevelop for some time. Chessington decided it was time for change.