Azteca Hotel Now Open!

Summer is in full swing and we at Chessington Buzz were very excited to finally experience Chessington’s new Azteca Hotel. Needless to say, the new hotel is definitely worth exploring. Our favourite feature- The Temple Restaurant really is like nothing else ever seen before at Chessington, or indeed the UK.

Elaborate lighting and sounds bring the Aztec fountain centrepiece to life as guests dine in the unique and detailed setting. Under the watchful glare of a tank full of piranhas and a colony of Leafcutter Ants (more…)

Howloween to hit Chessington in 2014

In a sudden announcement via Facebook, Chessington has unveiled the new logo and branding for its staple Halloween event, renaming the original Halloween Hocus Pocus event to Howloween from this Halloween season onwards.

But, there is more than just that. In another change to the proceedings this Halloween, Chessington has revised its opening hours for the event, seeing the park return to its 8pm closing time. Chessington used to remain open in previous years until 8pm until 2012 when the park took the decision (more…)

Chessington 15.4% Growth in 2013

Following the release of the Themed Entertainments Association attendance report for 2013 season, it has become apparent that Chessington has seen a massive growth in attendance during the 2013 season following on the back of its large investment year and the addition of Zufari: Ride into Africa.

The report, which was released today shows that Chessington has seen a total growth in attendance of 15.4% on the back of its additions and marketing campaign, with nearby Thorpe Park also seeing a large rise in attendance with an increase of 11.1% over its 2012 visitor numbers. (more…)