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Thorpe Park |"The Swarm"| B&M Wing Coaster

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Inverse

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Re: The Swarm - B&M 'Wing-Rider', Thorpe Park 2012

Track work is complete!



It'd be great to see a picture of the inline complete. No Swiss or British flags?
 

Ethan

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Re: The Swarm - B&M 'Wing-Rider', Thorpe Park 2012

They did post a picture from the webcam which shows the whole layout including the in-line, but it's not very clear :(
 

Ollie

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Re: The Swarm - B&M 'Wing-Rider', Thorpe Park 2012

Here's the image of the finished track from the Dev Diary.

You can just see the in-line in the background although it isn't a very clear shot of it. Click the image to enlarge it.
Looking forward to seeing the themeing coming together now. Although you can see the plane is already starting to go up at the bottom of the drop. :)
 
Re: The Swarm - B&M 'Wing-Rider', Thorpe Park 2012

I can't believe how quickly this thing went up. It looks like it will be an awesome ride. Look forward to seeing the themeing construction now.
 

ry1996

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Re: The Swarm - B&M 'Wing-Rider', Thorpe Park 2012

This looks absolouly phenomenal !. I love how the ride flows so well, the layout is amazing love it, and the theming is coming along nicely as well.
 

Smithy

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Re: The Swarm - B&M 'Wing-Rider', Thorpe Park 2012

Being ignorant to this newish ride type, do they lose pace somewhat drastically? Just seems as if the height of the elements falls a lot sharper than other ride types.
 
Re: The Swarm - B&M 'Wing-Rider', Thorpe Park 2012

Am really the only one who is actually disappointed with the layout? Looks mega short and a bit meh if I'm honest! :D

Still real excited for it, but yeah...
 

dominoes

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Re: The Swarm - B&M 'Wing-Rider', Thorpe Park 2012

^ Oblivion is mega short, but it's still awesome... So is Stealth/Rita (which ever you prefer)
 

Aaron

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The Swarm - B&M 'Wing-Rider', Thorpe Park 2012

Yeah, to be fair it's a lot more substantial than most other recent additions to the parks!

I'm looking forward to seeing the theme develop now, I think it looks great already it should look even better once the theming is in!


Communicating through the ether... (tapatalk)
 

rich210uk

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Re: The Swarm - B&M 'Wing-Rider', Thorpe Park 2012

Im hearing that the track is now fully complete and the only photo I can find doesnt really show it all. Does anyone know of a birds eye view or a photo of the whole track in view?
 

rich210uk

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Re: The Swarm - B&M 'Wing-Rider', Thorpe Park 2012

:) I can see the "Webcam" shot and you can see a bit of track but not much, I was just wondering what else there is or is that it!

http://www.theswarm.co.uk/#/DevDiary/

I have to admit and I know they are some big fans but I thought Raptor at GL was just, good. I didnt come away thinking wow that was amazing. In true B&M style it was a great smooth ride but, dare I say it, a little boring. When I saw that TP were putting in the same sort of ride I wasnt initially excited about it. I think the themeing and that first inversion is going to make it interesting.
 

TP Rich

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Re: The Swarm - B&M 'Wing-Rider', Thorpe Park 2012

I'm hoping this is where it starts getting interesting and it gradually unfolds to reveal the quality of the ride experience and theming.
 

rich210uk

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Re: The Swarm - B&M 'Wing-Rider', Thorpe Park 2012

^ I think it will be very well themed! Raptor was well themed but from what I have seen in the plans this should be even better! Are they putting in any new flats in the area?
 

Nemesis Inferno

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Tom G said:
It's very underwhelming. I wouldn't shatter your dreams.
Yes, seeing a 120ft B&M being built is underwhelming...


Some people are never bloody pleased are they? :roll:



^No flats, there's barely room for the toilets...
 

TP Rich

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Re: The Swarm - B&M 'Wing-Rider', Thorpe Park 2012

Underwhelming?



^ That's true, but there are plans for a couple of flats on Island A, which should be home to a new major coaster in 2015.
 

rich210uk

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Re: The Swarm - B&M 'Wing-Rider', Thorpe Park 2012

^No flats, there's barely room for the toilets...
::lol: thats a shame although TP doesnt exactly have much room as it is. They need to get rid of the paddling pool!
 

TP Rich

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Re: The Swarm - B&M 'Wing-Rider', Thorpe Park 2012

^ As much as I'd love them to do this, they'd have pretty much nowhere to assemble the Fright Nights mazes, unless they move on to X:\No Way Out pyramid and get rid of the other, but I can't see that happening.

Forgetting the mazes, it would be brilliant if they got rid of Neptune's Kingdom, with the exception of Depth Charge, and built a few flats there. It would definately help control queues and boost the park's capacity at the same time.
 

Martyn B

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Re: The Swarm - B&M 'Wing-Rider', Thorpe Park 2012

Here's som photo's from some different angles:











Looks mega if you ask me!
 

Bentleya

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Re: The Swarm - B&M 'Wing-Rider', Thorpe Park 2012

I'm very much looking forward to riding this in March of next year, I'm not really to bothered about the length on the track as long as it packs a punch and the theming is done well.

But all in all a small but punchy ride and i will be happy.
 
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