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Segway tour planned for Chessington

Wanyama village reserve Segway Tour

Plans have been submitted to Kingston Council for a new 1,400-metre Segway tour at Chessington World of Adventures Resort.

The Segway tour would take visitors through woodlands in Chessington’s Sixty Acre Wood.

Ian York, Associate Director at Chessington says that Sixty Acre Wood is an “ideal location” for the tour. It is hoped that the Segway tour will “encourage more outdoor recreation and appreciation of the woodland by visitors”.

The application is the latest in a series of proposals made by the resort.  They form part of a long-term strategy for the next five to 10 years.

The Segway tour is not the first proposal for Sixty Acre Wood.  Kingston Council has already given the green light for a Go Ape treetop adventure course.  It has also approved ‘glamping’ tents at Chessington.  Blueprints for 45 new lodges at the Safari hotel have also been submitted to the council.

The masterplan also mentions plans for a soft play area, indoor trampolines and a 3D cinema at the Safari Hotel.  It would also like to include new rides and animal attractions, including a new family rollercoaster.  However full details are not given at this point.

As part of the consultation process, the council is looking for feedback and comments on the application plans. The closing date for comments is Friday, August 25th 2017.

Chessington World of Adventures Resort comprises a theme park, zoo and hotel complex.  It opened as Chessington Zoo in 1931. The theme park followed in 1987 and was one of the first themed amusement parks in the UK.  The resort is owned by Merlin Entertainments.

The Segway PT (personal transporter) is a two-wheeled self-balancing scooter that launched in 2001.

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