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.