Had a really good visit on Thursday. Queues were non-existent which was good, but also sad as I love chessington and don't want it closing/losing investment.
Tiger Rock was a lot better than I thought it would be, although disappointed with the lack of mist in the drop, and imo they could have done more with the tunnel - I think keeping the dragon would have been good.
Tomb blaster used to be one of my favourite rides as a kid, but the music needs turning up (and there's no music at the start) along with switching the queue TVs on. Im glad the rock bit at the beginning is working again though, never thought they'd have bothered fixing that.
Rameses revenge was closed due to it being a Thursday - they had a staff member outside saying it will open on friday, not sure how they could justify having someone there the entire day, could have paid a couple more staff members and have it open. Not to sure why they don't open it for a few hours on off-peak days or something? Still Im glad its still there, and hope it doesn't go away anytime soon. Although Im guessing its days are limited as it doesn't really fit in with the parks target audience which is a shame.
Finally, Vampire was on two trains, but one was being sent around empty. Is there any reason for this, is it not simple to take the other train out of service for off peak times? Found it amazingly smooth in the front row, but awful in the middle. I know its getting really old now, but I can't see any reason for them to remove it? Surely they can just replace/refurbish the trains if need be. It has one of my favourite track layouts, the way it interacts with the scenery and has quite a lengthly ride time. Oh and also why is it when the train comes into the station it 'stops' three times, seems really inefficient and pointless?