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'Plan Your Day' Game Plan: Chessington World of Adventures

Chessington World of Adventures: Continuing our swing through the U.K., Ben Mills offers his strategy for getting the most out of a day at Chessington World of Adventures.

From Ben Mills
Posted November 11, 2002 at 10:32 AM
With it's focus shifting from the South's high thrill experience to a bizarre mix of family and dark theming, Chessington World of Adventures is working hard to install lots of new features and rides into their parks. It already has a large number of rides, especially white-knuckle attractions like Samurai and Rameses Revenge from years ago, so everyone should find something here to their taste.

1st - Vampire
2nd - Samurai
3rd - Rameses Revenge
4th - Tomb Blaster
5th - The Rattlesnake
6th - Rodeo

If your party is mainly younger children, replace the first three rides on the list with any of the children's rides listed below in the 'Kid's attractions' section.

Things to do later in the afternoon or when lines are long - Sealion Show, Penguin Show, Safari Skyway, Runaway Train, Dragon Falls, Seastorm, Black Buccaneer, Professor Burp's Bubbleworks*.

*If you DON'T have children in your group, then I still recommend this, but if you are going at a peak time, then they won't let anyone on unless you are a family. This means that it's probably a good idea to wait until the end of the day when it isn't busy.

(Note: You don't have to do the two animal shows, but if you've got children then they are a good way to soak up time while eating, or just enjoying yourself and resting)

Things you can skip if you have to - Creepy Caves, Trail of the Kings, The Zoo, Birds in Flight,

Kid's attractions - Dennis' Madhouse, Billy's Whizzer, Roger the Dodger's Dodgems, Bash Street Bus, Carousel, Flying Jumbo's, Ribena Berry Bouncers, Tiny Truckers, Toadie's Crazy Cars.

Tussuads have done a good thing by keeping and adding to the remains of their old zoo, and if you run out of things to do or need a rest, this is a good place to head as it always remains empty.

More:

  • Chessington World of Adventures: Attraction Ratings and Reviews

  • Comments in chronological order. Most recent at the bottom. Scroll down to respond.

    From anneka pike
    Posted May 28, 2003 at 4:41 AM
    oh wow a plan i actually agree with!!well done!

    From Ben Mills
    Posted May 28, 2003 at 3:32 PM
    Why so nasty? I'm gonna go cry now...

    From anneka pike
    Posted May 29, 2003 at 3:07 AM
    cos your over reveiws seem one sided and dont represent a true picture of the parks!It wasn't ment to sound nasty(soz) just trying to get my opinion over.

    From Ben Mills
    Posted May 30, 2003 at 3:00 AM
    What do you mean, one sided? In every game plan I have done I have shown what is good and what is not so good. Unfortunately, all parks have things that don't quite make it, so I'm not gonna praise them just for the sake of it.

    From Ben Mills
    Posted May 30, 2003 at 3:02 AM
    Game Plan Update
    Chessington's new attraction for 2003, Hocus Pocus Hall, should go into 'Things you can skip if you have to'. It really isn't worth a long queue, and should only be done if you don't have to wait any more than 10 minutes.

    From anneka pike
    Posted June 3, 2003 at 1:42 PM
    so you come here evey year dont you get bored i would!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!(do you actually have a job?)

    From Ben Mills
    Posted June 3, 2003 at 2:00 PM
    Yeah, I write full time for TPI.

    From anneka pike
    Posted June 3, 2003 at 2:23 PM
    so yuo spend your whole day on the internet or visting theme parks(nice and easy for you then lol)i whish i could do that all day.

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