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Chessington World of Adventures to reopen to day visitors after Christmas

Chessington World of Adventures will remain closed until after Christmas 2013, following a major fire in the Creaky Cafe.

The park had been opened for its traditional "Zoo Days" over the Christmas period, but the fire on Saturday, December 21 has put a temporary end to these. Chessington will

Merlin Membership Pass to allow pay-monthly access to UK theme parks and attractions

The Merlin Entertainments Group, which operates leading UK theme parks including Alton Towers and Thorpe Park, is to launch a pay-monthly version of its Annual Pass.

Towers Times reports that the the Merlin Membership Pass will become available from June 24, 2013, with details to be posted on

Rameses Revenge at Chessington World of Adventures "closed until further notice" following breakdown (updated)

The Rameses Revenge flat ride at Chessington World of Adventures is currently closed, after a widely-reported breakdown which saw 39 people being trapped on the ride for several hours.

The fire brigade was called to the park to assist with the rescue of the riders, with no injuries being

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Theme park news round-up - April 16, 2013

Six Flags tests out "weather guarantee", Tokyo Disneyland celebrates 30th anniversary and Universal Orlando reveals "Rock the Universe" line-up.

Legendary ride designer John Wardley releases autobiography

Legendary ride designer John Wardley, the man behind many of the UK's most popular theme park attractions, has released his autobiography.

Creating My Own Nemesis is now available in paperback for £9.99 via Amazon.co.uk. The 158-page book details Wardley's extraordinary career, which includes

Chessington World of Adventures to host LEGO Legends of Chima Challenge in April 2013

LEGO will bring its Legends of Chima Challenge to Chessington World of Adventures this spring, before taking it to LEGOLAND Windsor later in the year.

Based around the LEGO Chima set of toys, the outdoor activity will be hosted at Chessington for two weeks from April 1, 2013. It is designed to

Theme park news round-up - March 15, 2013

Walt Disney World to convert Downtown Disney into Disney Springs, Chessington delays Zufari: Ride into Africa! opening date and PortAventura plans major expansion.

Chessington delays opening date for Zufari ride, cancels Annual Passholder weekend

Chessington World of Adventures has been forced to delay the opening date for its new Zufari: Ride into Africa! attraction, as well as cancelling its Annual Passholder preview weekend.

Zufari: Ride into Africa will now open on March 27, 2013, having originally been due to debut on March 20. The

Theme park news round-up - 13th December 2012

Big Thunder Mountain Railroad out of action for months at Disneyland, more FASTPASS+ testing at Walt Disney World and Chessington welcomes rhinos for Zufari.

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