For me Chessington has the right balance, for family's you can go out have a few rides and do the zoo. Everything there is suited for all ages.
I don't want Chessington to get any large big rides and I don't believe they fit in there, I have to say the Zoo at Chessington is very good and they are going in the right direction. Why would I want to go to a normal Zoo when I can get a slightly cut down version at Chessington and rides thrown in....
Like all parks it could do with money investing, but when I compare Chessington to Thorpe, Chessington for me is at a much higher standard.
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