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CALLING ALL SCAREDY CAT PARENTS!

Chessington World of Adventures & Zoo is so concerned by the numbers of ‘I’ll hold the bags’ scaredy cat parents that it is calling in professional help.

To help those parents experiencing sweaty palms and a knot in their stomach at the thought of joining their kids on the adrenalin filled rides, Chessington is offering parents the chance to face their fears and beat their roller coaster phobia by attending a session with professional hypnotherapist, Stephen Rigby, on Friday 9th October 2009.

David Smith, General Manager at Chessington World of Adventures & Zoo, says: “We understand that guests can find roller coasters frightening, however we pride ourselves on being a family attraction, so it’s just as important for adults to enjoy themselves as much as children. We hope that Stephen can help parents overcome their coaster phobia and let their hair down on some our of family friendly coasters.”

Stephen Rigby, a registered hypnotherapist who will be running the session for scaredy cat parents says: “Often parents force themselves to go on a ride so that they don’t disappoint their children, and they will try many things to overcome their fear, such as screaming or even closing their eyes for the whole ride. Whilst these methods may help them get through the ride, we want to help them sit back and enjoy it!”

Children can nominate their scaredy cat parents for a session at www.chessington.com/shoutabout

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For further information please contact:

Nikki Pipe
Blue Zebra PR, The West House, 4 Farmoor Court,Oxford, OX2 9LU
Tel: 01865 861600 Fax: 01865 865168
Email: nikki.pipe@bluezebrapr.com

Notes to Picture Editors:

· High Resolution images of Chessington World of Adventures & Zoo are available for the media to download free of charge from www.chessington.com/press

Notes to Editors:

· Chessington World of Adventures & Zoo is part of The MERLIN ENTERTAINMENTS GROUP, the leading name in location based, family entertainment, which has seen the most successful and dynamic growth of any company in the sector over the last five years. The world’s second largest visitor attraction operator, Merlin has 58 attractions, 6 hotels and 2 holiday villages in 13 countries, across 3 continents. The company aims to deliver memorable and rewarding experiences to its 35 million visitors worldwide, through its iconic global and local brands, and the commitment and passion of its managers and 13,500 employees. Merlin Entertainments operates the following attractions – SEA LIFE including the SEA LIFE London Aquarium, Madame Tussauds, LEGOLAND, the London Eye, Dungeons, Gardaland, LEGOLAND Discovery Centres, Alton Towers Resort, Warwick Castle, THORPE PARK, Chessington World of Adventures & Zoo, Heide Park, and Earth Explorer.

· Merlin Entertainments operates the following attractions – SEA LIFE including the SEA LIFE London Aquarium, Madame Tussauds, LEGOLAND, the London Eye, Dungeons, Gardaland, LEGOLAND Discovery Centres, Alton Towers Resort, Warwick Castle, THORPE PARK, Chessington World of Adventures & Zoo, Heide Park, and Earth Explorer.


· Chessington World of Adventures & Zoo is open from 28 March to 2 November 2009, with selected Zoo Days in September and October. Chessington Zoo and SEA LIFE Centre is also open at weekends during November and December for Zoo Days and there will be special Christmas Zoo Days from 12 December 2009 – 3 January 2010 (excluding 25 December) visit www.chessington.com for further information.

· Family ticket (2 adults and 2 children under 12) only £78 when booking in advance on the web. (On-the-Gate rate is £92 for a Family Ticket.) Family tickets for other family group sizes also available -check regularly online for sensational offers!

· Advance booking rates: £24 adults, £17 children (under 12). On-the-Gate Rates: £33 adults, £22 children (under 12). Special rates apply on Zoo Days.

· A Merlin Annual Pass gives you 12 months unlimited entry to top UK attractions including Alton Towers Resort, LEGOLAND® Windsor, THORPE PARK, Chessington World of Adventures & Zoo, Madame Tussauds, The London Eye, Warwick Castle, SEA LIFE and the Dungeons. Passes cost just £150 for an individual or £400 for a family of four*. For more information visit www.annual-pass.com or why not enjoy a year full of adventures with a Chessington Annual Pass? Visit www.chessington.com for more information.

· Height restrictions may apply on certain rides.

· Express passes and special offers are available online when booking in advance on www.chessington.com

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