To complete our summer news round-up of the southern parks, we took a trip to Chessington to see what’s new this year.

The park has received some nice improvements including Market Square Pizza & Pasta, an all you can eat restaurant that has replaced KFC and Pizza Hut. You’ll never find it without a queue, but is well worth the price.

The park is looking clean and tidy, and for the first time in many years all of the effects are working on the attractions which is nice to see – just a shame Thorpe cannot follow suit. Mystic East has benefited from some improvements over winter, and the queue line canopies have been replaced on Rameses Revenge for the first time since the ride opened in 1995. Also new in the Forbidden Kingdom is Fried Chicken Co. – which again, is proving popular.

An Ice Age attraction has opened up at the back of Beanoland to promote the new film. It’s a walk through around some of the scenes in the movie.

The Holiday Inn Chessington is now sporting the new company logo, with exterior signage updated.