Hornet's Nest (Lightwater Valley)

Hornet's Nest
Lightwater Valley
Location Ripon, North Yorkshire, England, UK
Status Defunct
Operated 2008 to 2009
Southport Pleasureland
Location Southport, Merseyside, England, UK
Operated May 1998 to 2006
Manufacturer Chance Rides
Product Chaos
Capacity 36 per cycle

Hornet's Nest (originally known as Chaos) was a Chaos ride from Chance.


The attraction first opened in May 1998 at Southport Pleasureland as Chaos. It operated until the owners at the time, who also owned Blackpool Pleasure Beach, closed the park after the 2006 season. It was purchased by Lightwater Valley who planned to reopened it in 2007. Due to technical problems, the opening was delayed, and the ride finally opened in spring 2008 under the name Hornet's Nest.[1] It only operated briefly before being closed for maintenance. Hornet's Nest operated again in May 2009.[2] After being closed again, in June, the park announced that the ride would be removed.[3]


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