Look out over London as you fly high over Mystic East on this giant wheel...
|Theme Park||Chessington World of Adventures|
|Park Area||Mystic East|
|Opened||16 March 2005 (replaced Samurai)|
|Closed||10 September 2017 (replaced by Tiger Rock)|
Sitting next to Dragon Falls in Mystic East, Peeking Heights was a large ferris wheel that took guests up 80 feet in the air. From that height, the ride offered views over the whole of Chessington and, on a clear day, offered views over to London and Wembley Stadium.
The wheel arrived at Chessington in 2005 from sister park Thorpe Park where it had operated briefly as Eclipse. While never very popular at Thorpe, Peeking Heights fitted much better with Chessington’s family market and allowed guests to have a bit of a break and sit down while they took in the spectacular Surrey scenery.
After twelve years at the park, Peeking Heights closed in September 2017 to make way for the tiger enclosures that now form part of Land of the Tiger and Tiger Rock.
The wheel towered over Mystic East
Peeking Heights was visible from all over the park
Waiting to board
Looking down on the entrance
The Lost City turquoise paint on the drive wheels came from the ride's former life at Thorpe Park
Peeking Heights left the park in 2017, along with Mystic East
Peeking Heights offered views over Chessington World of Adventures as well as further into Surrey and even London on a clear day.
Toytown, Rattlesnake and the Surrey countryside
The Shard towers over the City of London