The ultimate guide to the world's theme parks
Today is: Wed 22nd May, 2013
Check today's latest news
Vampire at Chessington World of AdventuresSubmitted by SilPho on Wednesday, May 30, 2012 21:37
Key informationOur rating:
Apr 11, 1990
Minimum rider height:
Maximum rider height:
Vampire is an Arrow suspended swinging roller coaster, and one of Chessington World of Adventure’s flagship rides. It is designed to evoke the experience of flying like a vampire bat, and starts in a heavily-themed station complete with a creepy animatronic organist.
The coaster hits a maximum height of 70 feet and a top speed of 45 miles per hour as its weaves around its circuit, which includes two lift hills. Much of the ride takes place in a wooded area, although a short section sees riders soaring over the rest of the Transylvania area.
Originally, the ride featured bat-themed trains suspended from the track, but following numerous maintenance issues these were replaced in 2001 by new Vekoma-built floorless trains.
Upcoming refurbishments, rehabs and closures
We are not aware of any scheduled refurbishment periods for Vampire. Do you know of any upcoming "rehabs" that we're missing? If so - please contact us so that we can keep the list up-to-date.