Tomb Blaster

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Tomb Blaster (formerly Terror Tomb and The 5th Dimension) is a dark ride opened in 2002 at Chessington World of Adventures Resort in London. Riders travel in trains through a series of crypts, shooting laser guns at targets for high scores. As of October 2013, the ride continues to operate.<ref name="forbiddenkingdomcwoa"/>

History

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Forbidden Kingdom theming and the queue line for Tomb Blaster

Tomb Blaster is a dark ride in the Forbidden Kingdom area of Chessington World of Adventures Resort. It originally opened as The Fifth Dimension, a dark ride based on a story of a TV repair robot<ref name="tombblastercoasterforce"/> that operated from 1987 to 1993.Template:Cn It was manufactured by Mack Rides.<ref name="tombblastercoasterforce"/>

The area was rethemed as the Forbidden Kingdom in 1994, and the ride became Terror Tomb, a horror ride in the dark.<ref name="smugglespg"/> Terror Tomb (aka "Forbidden Tomb") told the story of a tomb robber named Abdab and the dangers he encountered trying to steal a gem from the tomb. It opened in 1994 and closed in 2001.Template:Cn

In 2002 Tomb Blaster launched in the same location as the old terror tomb ride.<ref name="smugglespg"/> In the dark ride riders shoot laser guns at targets.<ref name="forbiddenkingdomcwoa"/>

Description

Anyone under 1.1 meters must be accompanied by an adult.<ref name="forbiddenkingdomcwoa"/>

Riders sit in "utility vehicles" and travel through a tomb, shooting mummies and monsters with laser guns, and competing for top scores.<ref name="tombblastercoasterforce"/> Among the scenes are a crypt, a revolving tunnel, and snake pits.<ref name="tombblastercoasterforce"/> Many of the original set pieces from Terror Tomb remain in the Tomb Blaster ride with the exclusion of the Abdab animatronics, some of which can be found within the queue line of the roller coaster Vampire as decoration.Template:Cn

Gallery

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See also

  • Chessington World of Adventures Resort

References

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External links

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