Chessington Time Line

1987

New/Re-themed Attractions
Chessington World of Adventures opens to the public. New rides include:
Old Crocks Rally
Safari Skyway
Toy Town Roundabout
Mystic East with Dragon River and the Magic Carpet
Calamity Canyon and The Runaway Mine Train
Chessington Railroad
5th Dimension
Circus World
Flying Jumbos
Clownaround Coaster
New animal enclosures and re-location of most animals

Retired Attractions
On year of opening there were obviously no ride removals, however with the re-generation of the park the amount of animals had reduced, Puma, some Monkeys and Blackbuck to name a few.

1988

New/Re-themed Attractions
Europe’s tallest swinging boat ride Smuggles Galleon opens.

Retired Attractions
None

1989

New/Re-themed Attractions
The Bird Gardens are moved from where Transylvania currently is to it’s still present location.
The introduction of Smuggles Cove
The Juggler

Retired Attractions
Clown Town play area

1990

New/Re-themed Attractions
Transylvania with new shops and eatery was introduced, along with leading roller coaster The Vampire, the world’s most impressive hanging coaster.
Professor Burp’s Bubbleworks

Retired Attractions
The Polar Bears were the noticeable animal removal for 1990

1991

New/Re-themed Attractions
No New Rides, however Professor Burp’s Bubbleworks was advertised as “New” on promotional material.

Retired Attractions
None

1992

New/Re-themed Attractions
None

Retired Attractions
None

1993

New/Re-themed Attractions
Adventure House
Toy Town Truckers

Retired Attractions
Big animal removals with the Hippos and elephants leaving the park.

1994

New/Re-themed Attractions
Forbidden Kingdom and Terror Tomb opened
Snow Leopards re-located to Lion/Tiger area.

Retired Attractions
5th Dimension

1995

New/Re-themed Attractions
Rameses Revenge
Sea Storm
Juggler re-located/re-themed Rodeo
Clownaround relocated/re-named Toy Town Coaster in Toy Town
Flying Jumbos re-located to Toy Town

Retired Attractions
Circus World
Giraffes
Gibbons
Dinosaur Play area

1996

New/Re-themed Attractions
Carousel

Retired Attractions
None

1997

New/Re-themed Attractions
Action Man: Critical Mission
Animal Land re-named Animal Experiences

Retired Attractions
Chessington Rail Road

1998

New/Re-themed Attractions
Rattlesnake
Creepy Caves
Smuggles Cove re-named Pirates Cove
Runaway Mine Train re-named Runaway Train
Big name take out moves in, Pizza Hut, KFC and McDonalds
Animal Experiences re-named Animal Land

Retired Attractions
Insect and Reptile House
Black Forest Château

1999

New/Re-themed Attractions
Samurai
Smuggles Galleon re-named Black Buccaneer
Dragon River re-named Dragon Falls
Calamity Canyon re-named Mexicana
Animal Land re-named Animal Adventures

Retired Attractions
Magic Carpet
Circus
Children’s Zoo

2000

New/Re-themed Attractions
Beanoland
Billy’s Whizzer
Roger the Dodger’s Dodgems
Action Man Critical Mission re-named Action Man Training HQ
Terror Tomb re-named Forbidden Tomb
Toy Town Coaster re-named Clown Coaster
Carousel re-located to Toy Town roundabout site

Retired Attractions
Toy Town Roundabout

2001

New/Re-themed Attractions
Toadies Crazy Cars
Ribena Berry Bouncers
Bash Street Bus
Trail of the Kings
Animal Adventures re-named Animal Land

Retired Attractions
Old Crocks Rally
Clown Coaster
Vampire SBNO

2002

New/Re-themed Attractions
New Vampire
Tomb Blaster
Dennis’ Madhouse

Retired Attractions
Forbidden Tomb

2003

New/Re-themed Attractions
Hocus Pocus Hall

Retired Attractions
Adventure Playhouse
Action Man Training HQ – August closure

2004

New/Re-themed Attractions
Land of the Dragons
Dragon’s Fury
Griffins Galleon
Sea Dragons
Canopy Capers
Dragon’s Playhouse

Retired Attractions
Samurai

2005

New/Re-themed Attractions
Peeking Heights
Children’s Zoo

Retired Attractions
Rodeo
Hooves and Horns

2006

New/Re-themed Attractions
Imperial Leather Bubble Works
Creature Features
Monkey and Bird Gardens

Retired Attractions
Professor Burps Bubbleworks
Monkey Walk

2007

New/Re-themed Attractions
Safari Lodge Hotel
Animal Land becomes Chessington Zoo

Retired Attractions
None

2008

New/Re-themed Attractions
Sea Life: Chessington opens
Children’s Zoo moved behind Mexicana
Burger King replaces McDonalds

Retired Attractions
None

2009

New/Re-themed Attractions
Amazonia added to Sea Life centre

Retired Attractions
None

2010

New/Re-themed Attractions
Kobra
Billy’s Whizzer re-themed to Monkey Swinger
Rogers Dodgems re-themed to Tuk Tuk Turmoil
Dennis’ Madhouse re-themed to Temple of Mayhem
Bash Street Bus re-themed to Jungle Bus
Wild Asia
Wanyama Village

Retired Attractions
Beanoland
Creature Features

2011

New/Re-themed Attractions
Azteca zone added to Sea Life

Retired Attractions
None

2012

New/Re-themed Attractions
Africa Land
Berry Bouncers re-themed to Jungle Bouncer
Flying Jumbos re-located to old Rodeo site
Madagascar Live show

Retired Attractions
Toy Town

2013

New/Re-themed Attractions
Zufari safari drive, with introduction of Rhinos for the first time.

Retired Attractions
Runaway Train

2014

New/Re-themed Attractions
Scorpion Express

Retired Attractions
None

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