Entrance to the ride in 2010, with Forbidden Kingdom theming
Rameses Revenge was manufactured by Huss Rides, a German company who had previously made Chessington's Black Buccaneer ride. It was one of the first top spin flat rides built to feature water fountains, which spray riders at certain points in the ride cycle. Introduced in 1995,Rameses Revenge was the main focus of advertising for Chessington World of Adventures Resort in that year, and was also widely featured in the British media, even being featured in its own segment by the ITV Evening News.
The ride is surrounded by buildings resembling a traditional Arabic market town, while the ride itself is built into a pit. The ride was rebranded with a new color scheme and logo in 2000.
On 23 July 2001 40 guests were trapped upside down when the ride stopped due to a technical issue, after a few seconds, the safety system activated, lowering riders to ground level. It then took a further 20 minutes to release them. 6 people were treated by emergency services for asthma and panic attacks. Subsequently the ride was closed for the rest of the year.
On 16 June 2013, 39 were trapped in the ride for over three hours following an electrical problem. Firefighters had to cut through safety harnesses to free guests.