Chessington World of Adventures (CWOA) will reopen to the public on April 12 after months of lockdown.

The news arrived alongside the announcement that a new ride nicknamed 'Croc Drop' will also open as the park welcomes back visitors for the first time in months amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

In a statement posted to their website, a spokesperson said that, in line with the government's 4-step plan to reopen the UK economy, the Resort would reopen on April 12 "with some overnight stays available from April 30".

"Introduced last year, our hygiene and safety measures (detailed below) remain in place, which we ask you, our guests to ‘paw-ticipate’ in, to ensure you have a safe, wild adventure, while also protecting our staff and the animals in our care in our COVID-secure venue.

"To allow for social distancing, we are still reducing the number of guests we welcome to the Resort each day, with pre-booking online essential," they added.

Meanwhile, new information about a brand new ride that will see adventurers plunge from a height into the jaws of an ancient Egyptian God with the head of crocodile.

Posted to the CWOA website:

"Set to ‘drop’ on April 12th, those daring will plunge 25m into the giant jaws of a crocodile, Sobek, the ancient Egyptian Crocodile God and protector of the Nile, who has been possessed by evil spirits, transforming him into a cruel deity.

"With the once fertile Nile laying stagnant, riders must take part in a ceremony to banish the evil spirits from Sobek, plunging into the crocodile’s soul and freeing the waters back into the Nile.

"Those between 1.2m and 1.3m must be accompanied by an adult over the age of 16, while those a minimum height of 1.3m can ‘drop’ alone."

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