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Vampire at Chessington World of Adventures

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Park:

Land:
Wild Woods

Type:
Roller coaster

Opening Date:
Apr 11, 1990

Height:
65 feet

Length:
2200 feet

Maximum speed:
45 mph

Manufacturer:
Arrow Dynamics

Model:
Suspended Coaster

Minimum height:
43 inches

Maximum height:
77 inches

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.

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