insect pick `n` - Chessington World of Adventures


insect pick `n` - Chessington World of Adventures
22 February 2010
Following a successful trial run last week, managers at Chessington World of
Adventures have confirmed chocolate coated insect larvae, cheese and bacon
flavoured crickets and chocolate ant wafer biscuits will go on sale as snacks in the
theme park’s new Wild Asia land, which opens in March 2010.
Close to 2000 guests sampled the insect pick ‘n’ mix at the Surrey theme park on
Friday 19th February, and with 100% giving the snacks the thumbs up and saying
they would buy them if available, it was a no-brainer for the park’s general manager,
David Smith:
“The feedback received on Friday was fantastic and it created a lot of excitement on
park. The ant wafer biscuits were the favourite and we even had someone call us
after we finished the trial via guest services asking for more samples! Our goal is to
become Britain’s Wildest Adventure and we are confident these snacks will help
bring out the adventurous streak in our guests!”
For further information please contact:
Nikki Livingstone or Clare Smith on 01865 861600
or email [email protected] or [email protected]
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Chessington World of Adventures is open from 27 March to 1 November 2010, with
selected Zoo Days during September and October. Chessington Zoo and SEA LIFE
Centre is also open at weekends during November and December for Zoo Days and
there will be special Christmas Zoo Days from 11 December 2010 – 3 January 2011
(excluding 25 December). visit for further information.
Chessington World of Adventures is part of The MERLIN ENTERTAINMENTS GROUP,
the leading name in location based, family entertainment, which has seen the most
successful and dynamic growth of any company in the sector over the last five years.
The world’s second largest visitor attraction operator, Merlin has 58 attractions, 6 hotels
and 2 holiday villages in 13 countries, across 3 continents. The company aims to deliver
memorable and rewarding experiences to its 35 million visitors worldwide, through its
iconic global and local brands, and the commitment and passion of its managers and
13,500 employees. Merlin Entertainments operates the following attractions – SEA LIFE
including the SEA LIFE London Aquarium, Madame Tussauds, LEGOLAND, the London
Eye, Dungeons, Gardaland, LEGOLAND Discovery Centres, Alton Towers Resort,
Warwick Castle, THORPE PARK, Chessington World of Adventures, Heide Park, and
Earth Explorer.
Family ticket (2 adults and 2 children under 12) only £88 when booking in advance on the
web. (On-the-Gate-Rate is £96 for a Family ticket.) Family tickets for other family group
sizes are also available – check regularly online for sensational offers!
Advance booking rates: £27 adults, £19 children (under 12). On-the-Gate-Rates: £34
adults, £23 children (under 12). Special rates apply on Zoo Days.
A Merlin Annual Pass gives you 12 months unlimited entry to top UK attractions including
Alton Towers Resort, LEGOLAND® Windsor, THORPE PARK, Chessington World of
Adventures, Madame Tussauds, The London Eye, Warwick Castle, SEA LIFE and the
Dungeons. Passes cost just £150 for an individual or £400 for a family of four (maximum
2 people aged 12 or over). For more information visit or why not
enjoy a year full of adventures with a Chessington Annual Pass? Visit for more information.
Height restrictions may apply on certain rides.
Express passes and special offers are available online when booking in advance on
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