Chessington World of Adventures Resort has swapped Height Restrictions for ‘Fright Restrictions’ this Howl'o'ween, as it prepares to launch its scariest attraction yet, Creepy Caves Unearthed.
The new experience sees guests, led by Secret Agents, venture into a quarantined area to discover why Zoo Keepers at the Resort are disappearing. Promising scares for the whole family, the Theme Park has introduced ‘Brave-o-meter Tests’ to ensure guests, particularly those 35 and over, are brave enough to enter the attraction, following research, conducted by the Theme Park, that showed they are less brave than their younger counterparts.
The three ‘Brave-o-meter Tests’ are designed to tell how well people react to being spooked, brave the dark and interact with creepy crawlies. Guests will wear a pulseometer while facing the tests to measure their heart rates, with those scoring 100bmp or lower admitted entry. Chessington's First Aid Team and appointed ‘Brave-o-meter Coordinator’ will carry out the tests, and be on hand to assist anybody who gets overwhelmed during the experience.
Jordan Smith, ‘Brave-o-meter Coordinator’ at Chessington World of Adventures Resort, said: "Creepy Caves Unearthed is set to be our scariest attraction yet and, while we're expecting children to be brave, our research shows that adults' sense of bravery dips after 35.
"We want to ensure that everyone who enters Creepy Caves Unearthed enjoys their experience, and the ‘Brave-o-meter Tests’ are designed to put those through their paces and really get a sense of how much Howl'o'ween spookiness they can handle. Creepy Caves Unearthed isn’t an attraction for the faint-hearted, so it's vital that we make sure over 35s in particular are fully equipped and pass the tests before they enter."
Research by Chessington found that 83% of under 35s describe themselves as brave, while only 14% of over 35s do.
The Resort will be trialling the ‘Brave-o-meter Tests’ at its Howl’o’ween preview on Thursday October 19. If successful, the tests will take place throughout its Howl'o'ween event.
As well as exploring Creepy Caves Unearthed, guests hoping to have a spook-tacular time at Chessington this Howl’o’ween, will be able to enjoy brand-new-for-2017 Room on the Broom Spooky Story Time**, plus the return of Curse of the Lost Tomb and Trick or Treat Wood, while also riding Vampire and other rides in the dark, as the Resort doesn’t close until 8pm from Friday October 20 to Tuesday October 31.
For the best deals, head to Chessington.com to book Early bird tickets, with prices starting from £26pp.