Safari Trail Planning Begins

Safari Trail Planning begins today, with Chessington World of Adventures submitting a new planning application. The plans detail the park’s desire to build a new Safari Trail attraction for 2013. The incredible new plans reveal just what the park hopes to build and we’ve got the latest scoop.

Safari Trail

The plans show that the park is looking to build a Safari Trail ride experience. Guests will ride on the back of large off-road vehicles and traverse through a series of animal enclosures. Thought to be story-driven, with the plans indicating that there will be a pre-show. It is expected that guests will become explorers in search of fascinating animals.

Animal Houses

Also revealed in the plans are a series of animal houses. The experience is expected to house three different animals. Including Flamingo, Giraffe and Rhino. The exact breed of each of these is unknown at this stage, although it is expected that they’ll be the more common breeds of each. We expect Greater Flamingo and Rothschild Giraffe.

The plans also state that it was originally planned to feature Mandrills. These however were omitted from plans and replaced with Flamingo.

Finale Cave

Plans also dictate a large watery final cave experience will finish off the attraction. Adding to the story driver nature of the attraction. The final scope and guise of this are unknown, but it’s exciting nevertheless. We look forward to taking a journey into the cave to discover what awaits inside.

Next Steps

With planning now being sought, it is hoped that permission will be granted in the summer, with construction work starting soon after for a targeted 2013 opening. This timeline is however just a theory. We’re excited that Safari Trail Planning Begins today and we’ll be following the project closely.

Chessington Buzz looks forward to following the development of this wonderful new attraction. We cannot wait to check it out when it finally opens to the public

  February 3rd 2012