Rattlesnake (roller coaster)

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Rattlesnake
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Chessington World of Adventures
Park section Mexicana
Coordinates 51°20′55″N 0°19′04″W / 51.348662°N 0.317796°W / 51.348662; -0.317796Coordinates: 51°20′55″N 0°19′04″W / 51.348662°N 0.317796°W / 51.348662; -0.317796
Status Operating
Opening date 1998
General statistics
Type Steel – Wild Mouse
Manufacturer Maurer Söhne
Designer Werner Stengel
Model Wilde Maus Classic
Lift/launch system Chain lift hill
Height 49.25 ft (15.01 m)
Length 1,213 ft (370 m)
Speed 28 mph (45 km/h)
Inversions 0
Capacity 900 riders per hour
Height restriction 140 cm (4 ft 7 in)
Fastrack available
Rattlesnake at RCDB
Pictures of Rattlesnake at RCDB

Rattlesnake is a steel wild mouse style roller coaster ride which opened in 1998 Chessington World of Adventures Resort.[1] As of October 2014, the Wild West-themed ride continues to operate. [2]

History[edit]

Entrance to the roller coaster

Rattlesnake is a steel wild mouse style roller coaster ride which opened in 1998 at Chessington World of Adventures Resort as the theme park's third coaster. It was designed by Ing.-Büro Stengel GmbH, and manufactured by Maurer Söhne / Wilde Maus Classic. it is over 1000 feet long.[3] Rattlesnake was refurbished over the 2013 season, all the queue line animatronics were replaces, the station was repainted and the surrounding theming was replaced.

Description[edit]

Due to local planning restrictions (a result of the park being on green belt land[citation needed]) the land designated for the ride area was excavated, resulting in the ride being partially submerged below ground level. The layout consists of a steep lift hill, sharp turns and small airtime hills.

The Rattlesnake is themed around a Mexican mine of the Wild West era, with the cars resembling mine carts and a number of wooden structures and animated figures. The installation of the ride prompted the renaming of the park's 'Calamity Canyon' area to 'Mexicana', which it remains today.

Height restrictions[edit]

Rattlesnake shares the tallest height restriction with Rameses Revenge at the park: minimum 1.4 metres, maximum 1.96 metres. There are also chest restrictions for waist measurements 51 inches or above. However, if the lap-bar cannot fit over one's legs, then one cannot ride as they cannot be kept restrained![2]

Gallery[edit]

tracks 
tracks 
Mine tunnel 

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Rattlesnake". Theme Parks UK. Retrieved 2013-10-15. 
  2. ^ a b "Rattlesnake". Chessington World of Adventures. Retrieved 2013-10-15. 
  3. ^ "Rattlesnake - Chessington World of Adventures (Chessington, Surrey, England, UK)". RCDB. Retrieved 2013-10-15. 

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