Key Information

User Rating
Wild Woods
Attraction type
Roller coaster
Arrow Dynamics
Suspended Coaster
Maximum Speed
Minimum height restriction
Maximum height restriction
Opening Date

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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