We were invited to Chessington to have an exclusive preview and experience their new attractions for their Howl'o'ween event. Here is a short review on my thoughts on this years event and the new seasoned attractions.
Please note: This most may have points deemed as spoilers. Also please note, there are no photos to accompany this post as of yet due to what I am able to release this early on.
Entering the Park
Entering through Lodge Entrance, there is a HUGE purple pumpkin. This is a great opportunity for photos with the family or the kids! The entrance sign is then themed with pumpkin cutouts, skeletons and bunting.
As you walk up into the admissions area, halloween themed music can be heard, yet still funnily enough, it sounds very Chessington-y! Literally, everywhere you look, there is bunting and to be honest - I LOVE IT!
Once you have reached security checks, they have themed the archway in which this takes place and have added some overhead lighting. This adds to the whole atmosphere overall and is a nice small touch to the resort.
Now you've been security checked and walked towards the turnstiles, most of the staff are wearing halloween themed accessories. These vary from REALLY COOL halloween shades, to halloween headbands! I feel as this is vital to the park, it shows the staff love what they do!
Once through the turnstiles, you are greeted with the HUGE, holly-wood style "Hall'o'ween" sign. Just like every year, it stands grand, right in front of you, with coloured spotlights lighting it up.
Again, picture spot!
Unlike last year, however, more theming has been added to the grass areas and plantation areas. Grave stones, skeletons and spiders can be seen throughout the park in these areas. Cobwebs seemed to have popped up on almost every building and fence! Halloween themed bunting hangs from every sign post and gate you can see.
This year, Chessington have done extremely well theming the resort and allowing guests to be fully immersed into halloween as possible.
Something creepy is crawling into Chessington this Howl'o'ween, with the launch of brand new attraction Spyders.
You and your family must work with the S.A.S (Secret Arachnid Service) to help infiltrate the infestation of 'gigantula' spiders who are causing mayhem at the Theme Park. With eight legs and eight eyes it is going to take the stealthiest of spies to surpass these spiders. However, not is all as it seems — can you untangle the web of lies?
Well, what can I say about the ALL NEW FOR 2019 attraction? AMAZING, PHENOMENAL and IMMERSIVE.
The attention to detail in this attraction is crazy. When going through I honestly felt as if the sets and rooms were real and as if I were really there! Cobwebs are pasted everywhere and the lighting is dimmed.
The space they have used, isn't the most ideal but what they have done with it is amazing!
The actors are hilarious and make that overall experience even better.
The costumes literally make humans look like spiders which I thought was brilliant!
Overall, this non-scary but family-fun attraction is actually a favourite of mine!
Trick Or Treat Wood...
Younger adventurers must choose which path they'd like to take past the bewitching tree — will it be a tempting treat or a troublesome trick?
Enchanted fairies and ghostly goblins will guide little explorers on their way, with plenty of tricks and treats suitable for families of all ages.
For a family orientated attraction, we had an amazing and funny run-through!
The theming again, is crazy. Around the whole attraction, the halloween spooky theme is kept by different lighting and scenes.
The actors are hilarious and extremely dedicated to their jobs. The attraction follows a short story - almost like Alice in Wonderland. Children are able to be immersed and interact in the story and parents too! Fun and games the whole way around - I was made to Salsa with a Spanish spider called Andreya!
Trick or Treat Wood is sponsored by Nerds this year and so once completing your journey you are finally able to claim you treat after so many tricks! A small packet of Nerds are giving to every guest in the group and I feel as if it is a nice touch to the attraction.
No doubt, Trick or Treat Wood is better than any other year, this year!
Haunted Howl'o'ween Live Haunt Show...
Join in the monster boogie at the Haunted Howl'o'ween Live Show. Dance with werewolves, jive with ghouls and waltz with witches in this toe tapping spooktacular.
The whole family can get involved in the spooky spectacle, which will be casting its spell to have all monsters, big and small, joining in the musical thrill.
Unfortunately, due to finalisation, I was unable to experience this show. Yet if it is anything compared to the attractions, I have no doubt that it is amazing and worth the watch!
Creepy Caves: Unearthed...
No one knows why the famous reptile and creepy crawly exhibit in the Zoo closed its doors...until now. Secret Agents will lead you through the quarantined attraction for your exclusive look at the newly discovered plant species.
But, with Zoo Keepers missing and strange things happening, who knows what powerful properties might be unearthed.
WOW... OH WOW. I AM SO IMPRESSED WITH CREEPY CAVES THIS YEAR!!!!
Chessington have definitely upped the theming elements inside of this attraction! You honestly feel as if you are in a "Creepy Cave"! Scares are on -point and so are the actors, like always.
They've changed a few things inside of the actual maze itself but I feel as if these changes are completely necessary to then be on parr with the other attractions. THEY HAVE A MINI WATERFALL POOL IN THE MAZE WITH RUNNING WATER!! As well, the smell pods are crazy.
The finale was strong as like always - actors going crazy and banging things, smoke and strobes.
Overall, this year, Creepy Caves is scarier than ever. I still would not recommend it for anyone under 15 or those with a light heart! On the other hand, if you are a scare fanatic, GO FOR IT!
This year Chessington World Of Adventures RESORT have really gone all out on theming. This is definitely their best year yet, in my opinion.
The family attractions are amazing and really surprised me this year! The horror/scare attraction is again, one of my favourites and definitely is worth the experience!
Overall Rating (Out Of 5 Stars)
Overall Experience: ★★★★★