Chessington Submit Waterpark Plans To Local Council
Friday 30th June 2023
Chessington World of Adventures Resort has finally submitted plans to the local council in regard to the Waterpark Adventure project that is planned to come to the resort within the next few years. The submittal of the plans comes following the public consultation phase that took place in November last year.
The additional plans include more in-depth plans on the internal structures and layout, how the new waterpark connected to the pre-existing hotel, as well as several new images of the waterpark, including, more detailed renderings / concept art than seen previously.
The outside of the Waterpark Adventure has a unique design, being diamond-shaped, with one of the walls being made entirely out of glass windows that will look directly out onto the Wanyama Reserve which will allow guests to feel integrated with the wildlife whilst experiencing their own wild adventure. The other sides of the building will also feature glass windows, however, the glass will not cover the whole side, instead the lower half will be glass and the upper half will feature a copper-colored "bow-tie" design, making this quite an eye-catching, and more importantly eye-pleasing design for those looking in from the reserve and the hotel.
We also get to see in more detail what will most likely be the waterpark focal point, a large elephant statue that will squirt water from its trunk and its tusks, being the ending of the waterpark family-friendly slides with a plunge pool ending (where the slide ends above the water, causing those that exit the slide to drop into the water). We imagine the trunk will squirt as those exiting the slide plunge into the water (similar to Oh-No and Oh-Yeah at Volcano Bay in Universal Studios in Orlando).
The documentation lists, amongst other things the proposed lineup of slides and pools that will be part of the waterpark, this includes a wave pool, jacuzzi, and outdoor infinity pool, where guests can lookout onto the reserve whilst submerged in warm water, as well as three "rivers", an indoor and outdoor lazy river and a outdoor rapids river.
In terms of slides, Chessington has proposed four slides, the previously mentioned 'Elephant slides', a water coaster, a three-person family raft ride, and a racing body slide, most of these slide tubes will be situated outside of the building itself.
For those not quite ready for the bigger slides yet, there will be a Themed Splash Pad and Themed Water Play areas too.
The one thing that interested us the most in the documentation was the mention that this Waterpark space is adaptable and can be used for many purposes, should the area be re-purposed, this included a Trampoline park, Parkour, Rock climbing, and even an indoor botanical garden!
One thing is for sure, this is one very exciting development for Chessington World of Adventures, even the UK as the UK is currently experiencing a bit of a waterpark "boom" with currently several large investment indoor waterparks being approved and construction underway, it's great that Chessington has seen this opportunity and took it as it will certainly be a very popular attraction once the waterpark opens to the public.
Chessington World Of Adventures 2022 Waterpark Public Exhibition
Wednesday 16th November 2022
Chessington has shown off plans for its future expansion and water park at today's public exhibition in the Safari hotel conference suite.
Project Waterpark Adventure is a new waterpark being built next to the Safari hotel. Using the current meeting rooms as changing rooms, toilets and a walkway to the new extension, the new water park is the park's latest investment of 30 million pounds.
Predicted to open in 2025 if approved in the next few months, this new waterpark will feature a wave pool, infinity pool, some slides inside, a lazy river and animals. This new waterpark will be a huge expansion to the resort facilities at Chessington! If approved, this water park will be open all year round unlike the theme park, when chatting with management they confirmed that the water park will be open to both day guests and those staying at the on-site hotels. There are no comparable existing waterparks in Greater London or within the M25.
"In past years there has also been a real focus on improving the accommodation and getting the site operating as a Resort. The key focus now is to introduce new quality rides and attractions. It will be ‘kickstarted’ by the opening of the new themed land “World of Jumanji” in 2023."
"The application site comprises part of the ‘22 Acre Field’ and Safari Hotel located within the north west part of the Resort. To the immediate south of the site are the other parts of the Safari and Azteca Hotel, to the east is the north car park and to the west is the Wanyama Reserve and Safari Lodges accommodation site. Further north west of the Safari Hotel is predominantly landscaping. The site is well screened by trees along the boundary to the west and north."
Chessington Update Consultation Website With Indoor Waterpark Proposal
Monday 31st October 2022
The consultation website for Chessington has been updated with brand new information about another exciting development Chessington wishes to put forward to locals before submitting plans to the local council.
Information on the website says:
Exciting plans for a new indoor waterpark attraction at Chessington World of Adventures Resort
CWoAR would like to invite you to come along and see our emerging proposals for a new exciting indoor waterpark attraction at the Resort.
Have your say on:
Wednesday 16 November 2022 at
12.30pm-3.30pm and 5pm-8pm
Free parking will be available to attendees at the hotel car park. A public exhibition will be held at:
The Safari Hotel
A full public consultation website including an online survey to collect your views will launch here on 16 November 2022 - please come back later for further details.
We look forward to hearing your views on our exciting indoor waterpark proposals and hope you can join us on the 16th November.