Scorpion Express

Powered coaster in the United Kingdom
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Scorpion Express
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Chessington World of Adventures
Location Chessington, Greater London, England, UK
Coordinates 51°20′58″N 0°19′04″W / 51.34942°N 0.31770°W / 51.34942; -0.31770
Park section Mexicana
Status Standing but not operating
Operated 1987 to July 2023
Cost £2million (for 2014 refurbishment)
Rider height
  • Minimum: 90 cm
  • Min. unaccompanied: 110 cm
Statistics
Manufacturer Mack Rides
Product Powered Coaster
Blauer Enzian Version 2
Designer / calculations John Wardley (original ride)
Type Steel
Track layout Figure-8
Riders per train 38
Inversions 0
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Scorpion Express is a Mack Rides steel powered coaster at Chessington World of Adventures in Chessington, Greater London, England, UK. It originally opened in 1987 and was refurbished for the 2014 season. The refurbishment was carried out by Garmendale Engineering.[1] In July 2022 the ride was closed until further notice with no reason provided by the park.[2]

Design

Scorpion Express has a standard figure 8 layout.

Elements

Colour scheme

Brown track and supports.

Trains

Single train with 10 cars. In each car, riders are arranged 2 across in 2 rows, except for the front car which has a single row, for a total of 38 riders per train.

References

  1. "Chessington World of Adventures – Rocky Mountain transformed into the Scorpion Express". Garmendale Engineering. Archived from the original on 2021-05-21. Retrieved 2021-05-21.
  2. Jared (2023-07-03). "Goodbye Scorpion Express? • Speculation • Chessington Buzz". Chessington Buzz (in British English). Retrieved 2024-02-20.

External links

Articles on Chessington World of Adventures