Feel the full power of the wrath of the Ancient Egyptian Pharoah...
|Theme Park||Chessington World of Adventures|
|Park Area||Forbidden Kingdom|
|Closed||3 November 2019 (replaced by Croc Drop)|
For 24 years, Rameses Revenge was an Ancient Egyptian themed top spin ride at Chessington World of Adnvetures.
The ride, manufactured by Huss Rides, opened in Chessington's Forbidden Kingdom area in 1995. Riders sat on a gondola with two rows of twenty-four seats which was suspended between two large arms. During the ride cycle, these arms would turn which would cause the gondola to spin and flip upside down.
Rameses Revenge was the first top spin to feature fountains underneath the main ride. As the ride's finale the gondola clicked into position at the highest point, then slowly lowered as the fountains raised to meet it, soaking unfortunate guests in the process! Luckily, you could escape a drenching if you sat on seats nearest the ends of the rows.
The ride proved wildly popular with the public throughout its lifetime, but factors including Chessington's refocus on a family rather than thrill market, the ride's age, and increasing maintenance issues, meant Rameses Revenge was finally closed at the end of the 2019 season on 3 November and removed shortly after.
Leaning into it
Getting a face full
Rameses always drew a crowd
Rameses Revenge logo
The original queueline up and over Forbidden Kingdom
Towering over Forbidden Kingdom
Ride information board
Rameses under maintenance
Sitting in a pit
Rameses at night
Fairwell, Rameses Revenge