Dragon Falls (POV) Chessington World of Adventures

Dragon Falls (POV) Chessington World of Adventures

Dragon Falls is a ride at the theme park Chessington World of Adventures in Chessington, London, England. It is located in the Mystic East area of the park. It is a water ride and features two drops, one that leads into the mouth of a dragon and another, taller one between two large ‘stone’ faces designed to resemble Angkor Wat,which at the time of filming have been removed for refurbishment. The ride’s station is modelled after a pagoda and is decorated extensively inside. Although regarded as a ‘log flume’, the boats are not themed as logs (as in Loggers Leap at nearby Thorpe Park), but rather as wooden boats with inline seating. The ride starts off by traveling out of the loading station and down a peaceful stream, passing bridges and points where the water is rough. Then you travel up a lift hill and down the first drop, which is small, yet has quite a splashdown and into a dragon’s mouth. The inside is un-themed, and after traveling along it, you come out into the open, round a lake and then climb up to the top of the lift hill, where you can see over the park. You then splashdown but before you get in to the station an elephant squirts you with water, getting you very wet. Then you travel back into the loading station.
The ride is themed extensively through the land, and features a giant fibreglass Buddha, based on the Great Buddha of Kamakura but looks nothing like it (I have been there), amongst other objects. The ride opened in 1987 and has a height requirement of 1.2m to ride (anyone less than 1.3 metres in height must be accompanied by a person aged 16 or over).

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