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…)

Zoo Obituary: Kalinga

Kalinga the Asiatic Lioness, 11, an inhabitant of Trail of the Kings, died on January 31st 2014.

Kalinga was born on March 1st 2002 to Vanaraj and Shantee at Zoo de La Boissière du Doré near Nantes, France. She was soon transferred to Terra Natura Zoo and Waterpark, Benidorm, before relocating to Chessington Zoo in 2007 to join Ashok, the Asiatic Lion from Chester Zoo.

Kalinga and Ashok struggled to produce a healthy litter in the 7 (more…)

Closed Season Updates 15/02/14

Chessington Buzz are pleased to be able to share with you our exclusive closed season update now that the park has re-opened for the African Adventures half term experience. Check out our gallery of photos and take a look at the construction progress on Amazu and the Azteca hotel, as well as the new for 2014 ride, Scorpion Express!

As well as all of the photo’s below, Chessington Buzz can now reveal some key details about Scorpion Express and some of the other exciting changes taking place for 2014. (more…)