Posted Monday, June 17, 2002 4:55 AM | Contributed by Andy One Click
One Click has added 22 photos of Chessington World of Adventures, replacing the old ones as well as adding many new images. The update includes photos of Vampire with its new swinging floorless trains.
There are also photos added of Drayton Manor's new frisbee ride Maelstrom.
Link: One Click
Those are some cool trains on Vampire.
Hopefully we will get a park in the US to do that to one of their less-impressive Arrow suspended coasters.
XLR-8, Ninja, and Iron Dragon would all make great candidates.
Those make overs would look like it would make great foot chopper effects on these types of rides
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Oh man, I really can't wait for my trip now. This park isn't part of the tour, but a few of us are planning on hitting it the day before the tour officially begins.
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Its obvious that the enclosed suspended car is rather outdated by now, maybe a lot of the parks with these kind and money to spend should look into those kinds of cars - or maybe an even more radical design that could add even more vulnerable feeling to these rather tame coasters. If not, I still liked Big Bad Wolf and Iron Dragon remains one of my favorite coasters.
The new floorless trains are excellent but have caused a few problems.
- The height restriction has been lowered to 1.1m - so the seats are smaller, causing increased problems for larger people.
- They weigh less than the old ones and need to be pushed on the brake runs, as the slopes arent steep enough for the train to roll. This only happens when theres nobody on it.
Chessington is a nice park but needs some TLC to some of the areas. It is the Tussauds park which has had the least investment over the last five years, a shame really.
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