Terror Tomb

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Terror Tomb
Chessington World of Adventures
Area Forbidden Kingdom
Status Closed
Opening date 1994
Closing date 2001
Replaced The 5th Dimension
Replaced by Tomb Blaster
General statistics
Attraction type Dark ride
Manufacturer Mack Rides
Theme Ancient Egypt
Capacity 1,200 riders per hour
Vehicles 5
Rows 24
Riders per row 3
Duration 7 minutes

Terror Tomb (later renamed Forbidden Tomb) was a dark ride attraction at Chessington World of Adventures themed around a tomb robber named Abdab. The ride opened in 1994 along with the Forbidden Kingdom area. All music was composed by Graham Smart, including the now infamous hard rock song featured in the ride's finale.

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The ride was created as a replacement for the 5th Dimension, occupying the same infrastructure and show building. The ride show featured animatronics and practical theatrical effects with an Ancient Egyptian theme, mixing dark humour with ghost train horror. The story followed a corrupt Arab tour guide named Abdab plotting to steal treasure from within the tomb, before he is captured by mummies and sacrificed in a dramatic hard rock concert finale.

Terror Tomb operated for seven years before closing in 2001, as the horror content was considered at odds with Chessington new family target audience. All of the ride's sets were recycled for the replacement attraction Tomb Blaster, with the exception of the animatronics.

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Coordinates: 51°20′57″N 0°19′10″W / 51.34917°N 0.31944°W / 51.34917; -0.31944