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As of 2015, Chessington operates four annual continuing events; African Adventures, Roar & Explore, Howl'o'ween, and Winter's Tail.
Smuggler’s Galleon (a swinging ride) reached heights of 20 meters; it was later renamed Black Buccaneer.Chessington World of Adventures theme park consists of themed areas styled on a range of world cultures.It currently has 10 themed areas including the Adventure Point, Mystic East, Mexicana, Pirates' Cove, Wild Woods, In the English Civil War it became a royalist stronghold, and Oliver Cromwell's Parliamentary forces razed it to the ground.Tomb Blaster was refurbished with all LED UV lighting and new laser gun system, although the changes were met negatively.
In 2017, The Gruffalo River Ride Adventure opened, replacing Bubbleworks, as well as the original Carousel being replaced with a newer, themed carousel named "The Chessington Adventure Tree".
Chessington Zoo has over 1,000 animals, including western lowland gorillas, sea lions, and Sumatran tigers.