During the closed season of 2001 / 2002, Vampire was refurbished by Vekoma Rides who made various upgrades to the classic Arrow Dynamics Suspended Coaster, including a new ride control system and floorless trains.

The following photos were taken in January and February 2002 and show some of the changes to the ride taking place, along with the original, highly themed trains in storage. Some of the train chassis were purchased by Canada’s Wonderland in Toronto to feature on their Suspended Coaster, Vortex.

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