Chessington World of Adventures were forced to close their doors today following issues with a burst water main.

“Early this morning we were made aware by Thames Water of a burst water pipe locally, which has resulted in the area experiencing no water/low pressure.

Many homes, organisations and businesses, like ourselves, have been affected. As a result, due to the health and safety of you our guests, we have been forced to make the difficult decision not to open the Theme Park and Zoo today.

We apologise we weren’t in a position with the information provided to us by Thames Water to make our decision sooner. As an alternative to your day out, Thorpe Park Resort and Legoland Windsor Resort will be accepting your Chessington World of Adventures Resort tickets today.

If you have already arrived at either our Lodge or Explorer Gate, our Team will be handing out letters with more information.

Equally, we are re-validating tickets already purchased for today to be used up until October 18th this year. Please retain your ticket or any booking information for this re-validation. We appreciate that this is frustrating and we apologise for any inconvenience this has caused by circumstances simply beyond our control.”

This issue couldn’t have happened at a worse time for the resort as the UK is currently experiencing un-naturally high temperatures.

Park officials are hoping that the issue will be resolved today and they will be able to open as usual tomorrow (Saturday 28th of July 2018).


Following a statement from Thames Water & Chessington World of Adventures Resort the issue has now been resolved and the park will continue normal operations from tomorrow (28/07/2018)