The foamy, family-friendly ride first opened in 1990 and has entertained millions of adults and children alike, with its magical animated scenes and fantastical fountain finale. Since being open to adventurers for the last 26 years, the ride has completed over 15 million circuits and has welcomed over 32 million people aboard its bobbing bathtubs. Professor Burp and his little factory helpers have ensured that all guests get thoroughly soaked on the ride and are left laughing all the way round. Over the years, there have been some quirky lost property items that have gone overboard on the ride, including a wig, a bag of socks and even an unopened bottle of ketchup!

 To celebrate the memory of Bubbleworks, Chessington World of Adventures Resort has created a mosaic of Bubbleworks memories from families and friends who have experienced the ride over the years. Chessington are now calling for families and fans alike to share their memories on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram by posting their nostalgic pictures from the ride using #ByeByeBubbleworks.

What's more, the park has added a brand new VIP Package to their existing range of VIP Experiences. The Bubbleworks Behind the Scenes Tour will run for a very limited time only - from 14th August-4th September – perfect for those eager to get exclusive behind the scenes access to the ride plus all guests on the tour will receive a goody bag and brand new and exclusive Bubbleworks pop badge!  Book now to secure your place! 

Guests visting the park over the summer will also have the chance of taking a piece of Bubbleworks memorabilia home* when the ride closes. Chessington will be revealing which props and elements of the ride are up for grabs in their silent auction in the coming weeks and guests will be able to email  to submit their bids. All proceeds from the auction will be going to a worthy charitable cause of Chessington's choosing.

With over 40 rides and attractions in 10 themed lands, a Zoo and SEA LIFE centre with over 1000 animals, Chessington offers a world of excitement for the whole family. Find out more about all of the adventures available at the Resort by visiting our website:



*Guests entering bids in the auction must be able to collect props on Wednesday 7th September and have suitable transport to do so.


Further Information

Notes to Editors

  • High Resolution images of Chessington World of Adventures Resort are available for the media to download free of charge from 


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Go Ape


-       £33 for Gorillas (16 years +)

-       £25 for Baboons (10–15 years over 1.4m)

-       £18 mini Tarzans (children over 1 metre tall)


  • School Rates

-       Tree Top Junior (Primary Schools) £13 per pupil. Supervision ratio: one adult to eight over 6’s.

-       Tree Top Adventure (School or College – meeting the below Tree Top Adventure restrictions) will  save 20%. This is for a group of 10 or more students Monday – Friday in term time only.


  • Tree Top Adventure restrictions:

-       Minimum Age – 10yrs

-       Minimum Height – 1.4m (4ft7″)

-       Maximum weight – 20.5 stones (130kg)


  • Tree Top Junior restrictions:

-       Minimum Height – 1m (3ft3″)

-       Maximum weight – 20.5 stones (130kg)


Chessington World of Adventures Resort

Opening times

  • The full theme park will be open on selected days from Friday 18th March – Monday 31st October 2016, please check the website for availability. For more information on opening times and to book tickets please visit


Short Breaks

  • Discover the perfect family get away at the Chessington Resort Hotels - Safari Hotel and Azteca Hotel - where you can enjoy themed rooms, an indoor swimming pool, spa and Savannah Splash pool and two fantastic themed restaurants. Or for the ultimate outdoor accommodation experience try our Explorer Glamping – brand new for 2016! For more information please visit


Additional Information

  • For 12 months unlimited access to Chessington and/or Merlin’s other UK attractions see our range of annual passes at Merlin Annual Pass


  • The Zoo at Chessington World of Adventures is a member of the British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums (BIAZA). BIAZA represents its member collections and promotes the values of good zoos and aquariums.


  • MERLIN ENTERTAINMENTS plc is the leading name in location-based, family entertainment. Europe’s Number 1 and the world’s second-largest visitor attraction operator, Merlin now operates 111 attractions, 12 hotels/4 holiday villages in 23 countries and across 4 continents. The company aims to deliver memorable and rewarding experiences to its almost 63 million visitors worldwide, through its iconic global and local brands, and the commitment and passion of its managers and c26,000 employees (peak season). 


  • Among  Merlin’s attractions are - SEA LIFE, Madame Tussauds, LEGOLAND, DreamWorks Tours SHREK’s Adventure, The London Eye, Dungeons, Gardaland, LEGOLAND Discovery Centres, Alton Towers Resort, Warwick Castle, THORPE PARK Resort, Blackpool Tower, Heide Park Resort, Sydney Tower Eye and SKYWALK.  All brands which are distinctive, challenging and innovative – and which have great potential for growth in the future. Visit for more information.

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