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Chessington World of adventures reopening. Is it worth to visit?

Chessington World of adventures reopening. Is it worth to visit?

We had a really big expectation about Chessington World of adventures reopening visit.

When we were booking our tickets in February for  4th June we thought it will be our biggest adventure so far. Unfortunately, COVID arrived and we even didn’t expect to visit any themed park. I was sure that we will need to rebook our tickets but surprisingly the government ease most of the lockdown restrictions and we were able to visit Chessington World of adventures for the first time.

Chessington World of adventures reopening

After we arrived we were ready for our big adventure. To be honest I was surprised to see so many people on the first day after Chessington World of Adventures reopening. Before we were able to enter the park we had to wait for temperature check but the queue wasn’t big so it took only a few minutes. Then we had a security check for our bags and finally, we were ready for that amazing entertainment. On the beginning, we didn’t know where to start so we decided to follow other people.

I need to admit that I was a little bit sceptic when I saw so many things closed. It looked like an abandoned place. We passed closed shops, rides and some of them were dirty so hopefully, they will make a deep cleaning before it will be ready for visitors.

Chessington World of adventures reopening

Chessington World of adventures reopening

 

I was hoping to see everything in immaculate condition, at least quite clean. It was said they will be cleaning each ride frequently. But what we saw on Tuk Tuk ride was concerning. It was more than dirty. It was awful. I did not expect to see such dirty cars. One lady was pissed and after she finished her ride she went to a member of staff and she complained. I thought ‘ok he will call to someone and they will clean it or something’ but nooo…I was able to pass some wet wipes to mu husband and he cleaned it a little bit but still after a ride his jeans and my son’s trousers were full of dirt.

Chessington World of adventures reopening

We decided to think positive and try to not see any negatives. But when my husband wanted to go on another ride he had to turn back because it was disinfection/cleaning time. We had a few situations like that when we were waiting in a long queue and had to wait even longer because the staff member had to clean rides. And to be honest we couldn’t be angry because it was something they had to do for safety reasons. It’s absolutely understandable however, you need to be prepared for a lot of time to be a waste because of that.

We were not able to see everything that we wanted because the park is huge and I recommend to buy tickets for two days. Plus we felt a little bit lost because of the one-way system. We had an app and when we wanted to go to see giraffes we were walking in the direction from app only to realise it’s wrong. Permanent and temporary signs sometimes say different things. So, we lost quite a lot of time to find things we wanted to see.

Also, my husband wasn’t able to go on big rides like Vampire because it would take 90 minutes waiting in a queue. It’s not the best way to spend time with your family.

But, even we had a few negative feelings from the beginning of our visit, we spend a nice day. I tried one of the best veggie pizza in Pizza and Pasta Buffet. We were saver quick and our table was far away from others to keep a social distance so we feel nice and safe. The food was really tasty there and it wasn’t very expensive. We paid about £15 per adults and we got pizza, garlic bread, salad, drink and pasta with sauce. For kids, you will pay half of the adult price and they will get half of the pizza and smaller salad portion.

Our boy was excited about everything he saw and he was thrilled on every ride. He loves Grufaloo river the most and we liked it as well. It’s worth to wait for this attraction. The gift shop was also really nice and the prices were good. If you would ask our son what he liked the most about Chessington World of Adventures reopening he would say a shop. Because he got a toy which cost us £3.50 so not bad at all.

Chessington World of adventures reopening

Could Chessington World of Adventures reopening be better?

I don’t think so. They wanted to do everything to keep all safety measures. They couldn’t open some rides and indoor play areas but it’s understandable. We could use sanitiser before and after every ride. People were really good to keep a social distance. All the staff members were nice and polite. They were answering every question and they were smiling for most of the time.

It was our first visit to such a huge theme park. We didn’t know if our son will like it and how he will react for long ques. But he was so good that we already planned another visit but this time we want to go to Legoland Windsor. We will be able to compare how they do and compare to Chessington World of Adventures reopening. I can’t wait for another amazing adventure!

Conclusion

If you are planning to visit any theme parks after reopening be prepared for ques and rides cleaning. Keep a social distance and remember to take your face mask because you may need it on some rides. You can feel a little bit lost at the beginning because of the one-way system. Before your visit check on the park website what’s closed if you don’t want to be disappointed. After lockdown and all those days, we had to spend in our home it was an amazing experience. We were happy to see other people enjoying their time and we can say that Chessington World of Adventures reopening was needed in our life.

Let us know if you are planning to visit any park quite soon or if you prefer to still carry on with staying home measures.

 

 

 

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23 Comments

  • Reply TARA PITTMAN

    I think places can be overwhelmed with all this cleaning. I would take some dirt over tha chemical cleaners as they affect my asthma
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    3 August 2020 at 21:05
  • Reply Amber Myers

    This looks fun. We’ll be going to Disney World next week and I feel safe. They are cleaning often and masks are a must!
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    4 August 2020 at 01:18
  • Reply Kelly Bolen

    You had such a great attitude! And that is so important during this pandemic!!

    4 August 2020 at 03:11
  • Reply Sacha

    Looks like you guys had a lot of fun together here!

    4 August 2020 at 07:56
  • Reply Lyosha

    it looks pretty nice and entertaining, I love the the slight vintage vibe of it, reminds me of my childhood park times
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    4 August 2020 at 09:55
  • Reply CA

    Kids would definitely go gaga for Chessington World of Adventures. And yes, social distancing and proper health protocols must always be observed.

    4 August 2020 at 12:33
  • Reply successunscrambled

    Oh dear, so sorry to hear about your experience with dirty rides. Some businesses are more interested in money rather than people’s safety. So glad that the food worked out great.
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    4 August 2020 at 13:26
  • Reply World in Eyes

    Well truly Thanks for sharing your experience this blog post is very helpful for every of reader..glad you shared it with us..loved it..found it very useful and interesting indeed…

    4 August 2020 at 16:20
  • Reply Latte Lindsay

    I think I will be waiting for everything to blow over (or settle down) before I attempt a day out like this. Overall, I would be disappointed with this.

    4 August 2020 at 17:00
  • Reply Shelby Trent

    This sounds like you had fun even though things are different now. We went to our first amusement park and it was pretty much the same experience.

    4 August 2020 at 17:32
  • Reply AShlyn SMith

    It is a shame that your first ride was so dirty! Its so surprising given the current state of the pandemic we are in that they allowed for them to be quite filthy. But, kuddos to you for seeing the positives of the trip, and making the most out of the day with your family!

    4 August 2020 at 19:30
  • Reply Jessica Joachim

    It looks like you had a lot of fun! I have been missing theme parks for sure and I am ready to go back soon!

    5 August 2020 at 02:36
  • Reply Following the Rivera

    I remember visiting Chessington many years ago, it was so fun. Glad you had a positive experience there, apart from that dirty ride!

    5 August 2020 at 11:39
  • Reply Agnes

    That is a bad experience for the first ride. Just take a lot of precautions and be safe.

    5 August 2020 at 14:16
  • Reply Candace Hampton

    I am so surprised it was so dirty! You would think with all the extra time being closed everything would be immaculate. The good news is that kids don’t care! It looks like he had a wonderful time, and that’s what it’s really all about right?

    5 August 2020 at 18:30
  • Reply Rachel Loza

    Well, that’s kind of disappointing that the cleanliness wasn’t up to par.

    5 August 2020 at 21:45
  • Reply Aditi

    I don’t know really if it is wise to start exploring such places so soon. The restrictions may have been removed but COVID still exists and is quite severe. At least in India, we aren’t taking such chances and most of such places are shut till now. But good you had a fun day, but be careful.

    5 August 2020 at 21:55
  • Reply Nyxie

    Looks like fun! i’d just be very aprehensive about going anywhere at the moment.

    8 August 2020 at 16:39
  • Reply Hannah

    Sounds like you had a good day! Great to know how theme parks are operating – thanks for sharing 🙂 #kcacols

    8 August 2020 at 19:12
  • Reply Katrina | ChatterFox

    Overall it sounds like you had a good day despite the dirty cars. I’ve found that most attractions are coping very well with the changes they’ve had to put in place and it’s so nice to have the opportunity to get out and about a bit more.

    Katrina x
    #KCACOLS
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    10 August 2020 at 20:23
  • Reply Laura - Mummy Lauretta

    Sounds like you had a great day, I think I would be a bit anxious going to a park like this purely because of the amount of people and knowing if everything was cleaned properly. #KCACOLS

    11 August 2020 at 11:10
  • Reply Carly

    I fear we are all a long way away from experiences being back to normal. It must be incredibly difficult for the attractions. It’s good to hear that they are doing their best. Thanks so much for linking up at #KCACOLS. Hope you come back again next time.

    15 August 2020 at 10:53
  • Reply Oliver

    It looks like you had a lot of fun! I wil try next week
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    17 August 2020 at 17:40
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