Chessington World of Adventures Resort opened the gates to the theme park for the first time in 2018 this weekend for the annual passholder preview event. Whilst Land of the Tiger may not open until May, there was still plenty to take a look at – SouthParks rounds up all the details from preview weekend.

Whilst the Resort’s newest attraction isn’t set to open until May 5th, this weekend provided one of the first opportunities to take a look at how construction was progressing on the transformation of Mystic East into Land of the Tiger. The internal structure for the tiger head rockwork has been installed around the drop of Tiger Rock (the new name for the Resort’s log flume formerly known as Dragon Falls), and the first metal wire framework is in place which will form the base for the rockwork theming. The main tiger enclosures look almost complete, with each enclosure featuring a range of elements from platforms to pools to help enrich the tigers’ environment. Some of the viewing windows which will allow guests to observe the tigers can also been seen. Although much of the new development looks to be being completed to a high standard, one area that doesn’t look quite so in-keeping with the area is the back of the Tiger House which can be seen from the queue line of Kobra. Much of the trees and greenery which used to screen Mystic East from Wild Asia has been removed, exposing the concrete walls of the newly constructed building which houses the tigers when they’re not in their enclosure.