Potential Development Sites
There are a whole host of potential development sites within Chessington World of Adventures. With the future at Chessington looking bright and lots of investment recently. We thought it would be a fun idea to take a look at where future changes could be coming soon.
We are utilising the Long-Term Development Plan the park submitted in 2016. Removing areas and ideas that are in the process of being realised, we take a look at areas across the Resort. There is so much potential for new rides, attractions and experiences. With areas of the park under-utilised and prime for development, take a look at our thoughts below. There’s a whole world of potential development sites at Chessington, and we’ll alter and add to these over time.
Site 1: Mexicana
With Scorpion Express having a large amount of downtime in recent years and the ride aging. This seems like a prime location for redevelopment. With the nearby Children’s Zoo being listed as a redevelopment site by the LTDP. If we merge this site with Scorpion Express and the former Flying Jumbo’s plot behind Croc Drop. A large site appears. Perfect for a large-scale development, perhaps a new roller coaster could sit here?
Site 2: Mexicana
All rides ultimately have a certain life span. We’ve already discussed Scorpion Express, but the other coaster in Mexicana could be on a similar trajectory. Aging and no longer suited to the parks target audience a new plot emerges. Taking in the former Safari Skyway station and maintenance building to make the area a bit bigger. This plot could be prime for work when the park decides Rattlesnake has reached the end of its life.
Site 3: Adventure Point
Tiny Truckers is somewhat of a thorn in Chessington’s side. Its popularity is great, but its throughput means it often gets long queues as a result, leading to complaints. Changes to the ride in the last few years have helped, but won’t fix the long-term issues of the ride aging. If we take in the space under utilised by the pay-to-play jeep attraction and the former Fastrack unit. A nice sized plot emerges. Prime for a new attraction, or even two!
Site 4: Wild Asia
Two possible plots sit in Wild Asia. Near to the platform of Kobra and the fountain which sits nearby is a wasted plot of land. Perfectly suited for a small flat ride or two! The other site sits behind the shop. Usually used for Glamping diner and an attraction for Howl’O’ween. The area could be used to install a new ride, a walk though attraction or perhaps a new animal encounter. Original plans for the area indicated a reptile house.
Site 5: Explorer Glamping
The plot currently occupied by Explorer Glamping is a big site prime for redevelopment. Recently however, planning permission for Glamping was extended by 5 years. Interestingly though, permanent permission wasn’t sought, only an extension. This could therefore mean further plans are in the works for this site at the back of Wild Asia. This could be a prime location for a new large development, such as a roller coaster or a land.
Site 6: Base Camp
Perhaps the most exciting development site would be the current location of Base Camp. This plot, used for staff areas could be prime for a large resort development. It has long been thought a new permanent Sealife Centre could be installed within a new hotel wing, with something even larger on the back. We recently speculated a water park could come to Chessington and this would be the perfect location. Relocating Base Camp.