Chessington Equivalent in Paris France
We spent the weekend in a theme park similar to Chessington World of Adventures except there was barely any queue in comparison to the theme parks in the UK! We were used to being stuck in queues for up to an hour to go on rides in Legoland, Paultons Parks and of course Chessington itself.
We were introduced to Jardin D’Acclimatation by one of the school parents and can only speak highly of this place. It boasts up to 44 activities and attractions. It is within a very nice park settings and next to the Luis Vutton Foundation building which is impressive to see.
There are a variety of tickets you can purchase from ones that only allow you entry to a whole day unlimited pass which covers the entry and unlimited rides. The entry only ticket allows you to go to the free play areas and walk the beautiful grounds which is perfect for those less keen on the rides.
Attractions and Rides
There are a variety of rides such as Rollercoasters, Carousel & Kid’s Bumper Cars for all ages although I would say it is more suitable for primary school children.
There are various play areas plotted accross the grounds including a water ones which was closed as it is late Autumn.
There is a small aviary and other animals like rabbits, goats and alpaca around the park.
Do note that the pony rides and game booths are not included with the unlimited pass and additional tickets have to be purchased separately. Don’t worry, there are various self service machines within the park grounds for you to buy additional attraction tickets. There is a restriction of 1.3m to go on the ponies.
There are also themed events. As we visited during October where most theme parks are celebrating Halloween, it was themed the Mexican day of the dead (Día de los Muertos).
There are height restrictions for most rides. They are clearly marked on each rides with a stand to measure your height before entering into the queues leading up to the ride. It will either allow the kids to ride alone, to be accompanied by someone who 16 and above or not suitable at all. We seen this enforced throughout the park in various rides.
We started early as they opened at 10 on Sunday and was able to do most rides by noon. The queues started getting busy in the afternoon but we never needed to wait more than twenty minutes. There are no apps or digital signage advising on waiting times because it is not as busy as theme parks in the UK.
Remember to get your tickets in advance on the website to benefit for maximum savings. We got an unlimited pass group ticket for the whole family for less than 90 euros. You will get the tickets by e-mail which you can swap for the unlimited sticker wristbands when entering the grounds.
I guess the only downside is that there is not much indoor rides should the weather turn bad. Well, the same can be said about all other theme parks.
How To Get Here?
You can get here by public transport and it is only a very short walk from the station. There is also a train ride. If you drive, there are car parks nearby but not at the park itself.