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The Swarm

Thorpe Park

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Europe's tallest winged coaster The Swarm rises to a height of 127 feet to begin a 2,543-foot-long adventure that includes five inverting elements.

Thorpe Park themed The Swarm in a post-apocalyptic world, that is under attack from a flying alien race. The ride experience begins in an abandoned church. Throughout the layout thematic elements have the trains flying through a billboard, under a crashed plane, narrowly escaping the rotating blades of an abandoned helicopter, and skimming past an explosive fire engine.

Roller Coaster Stats

Year Track Type Designer
2012 Steel Wing Coaster Bolliger & Mabillard
  • Height
    127
    feet
  • Length
    2,543
    feet
  • Top Speed
    57
    miles per hour
  • Inversions
    5
    upside down elements
  • G-force
    4.5
    G's
  • Number Of Trains
    2 - 28 passenger
     

The Swarm Facts & History

Features: Special effects, Themed Elements

Inversions: Dive Loop, Zero-G Roll, Inclined Loop, Corkscrew, Inline Twist

Wing coaster trains straddle the steel track with individual cars inline on both sides of the track, each with a single row seating two abreast.

Opening date: March 15, 2012

Train has seven cars with one row each, seating four abreast per row.

Height requirement: Riders must be at least 54 inches tall and less than 79 inches tall

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