The Forbidden Kingdom area, where the ride is located, is Persian and Egyptian themed. The ride is surrounded by buildings that have facades resembling traditional Persian architecture, alongside themed elements such as a mock obelisk and rope bridges that evoke Ancient Egypt. Rameses Revenge is placed in a pit, like the Black Buccaneer in Pirates Cove. This is so that the ride may conform to Green Belt regulations whilst still being able to be built to its full height. The nearby dark rideTomb Blaster is themed in a similar way. While riding a heart-beat is heard, with the intention of making the ride more intense. The ride used to have an on-ride camera but that was removed in the early 2000s.
Rameses Revenge has a tendency to sometimes break down, often as a failsafe measure to protect the guests. Occasionally, this has resulted in minor incidents.
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.