The runaway train – it’s a common theme in books, in movies and also on rides of all kinds. The reason is simple – it works and it’s fun. But we would never want to be stuck on one, would we?
Well apparently we would, because thousands of people make the choice to get into the runaway train at Chessington every single year. You’ll find yourself in the remnants of a mine as the train starts to move, and as you follow the tracks round you will find yourself going faster than you think!
It’s certainly a good experience and it is also a good one for younger children to try. Provided they get on the ride with an adult, kids who are at least 90cm tall can enjoy the thrill of the runaway train. Of course half the fun comes from being in the mined surroundings too. The ride is quite a thrill and you will find yourself going through tunnels and curves in the mountainous region right in the middle of Chessington itself.
The ride is a very important addition to Chessington World of Adventures for a couple of reasons. Firstly it gives parents a chance to take their children on a faster ride for what could be the first time. If you have experienced the feeling of having to say no to your child because they are too young or not tall enough to go on a ride, you’ll be glad you can let them try this one.
In addition to this the ride is tamer than some of the bigger rides in the park. But it sits nicely in between those big rides and the ones that are meant for smaller children only. As such it can be a good one and it is very popular among adults as well as kids.
Indeed many people who have visited the park several times over the years will remember this ride being in place from a long time ago. Perhaps the reason why it has been around for so long has been because of its popularity and relative simplicity – and the enjoyable experience it gives you. If you have never ridden a roller coaster before, this could be the best way to get started. Why not give it a go the next time you visit Chessington? You might be braver than you think.