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Ride Opens To Public

Saturday 10th March 2012
Today The Swarm has opened to the general public! Getting queues in excess of 2 hours + the ride has gone down a big hit with both theme park fans and the general public. With the theming being the best we've ever seen Merlin do we've now got high hopes for the future of Thorpe Park. 

Swarm Test Victims

Thursday 23rd February 2012
The Swarm at Thorpe Park has now had its first official test victims. Four of the red arrow pilots have been put to there limit recently where they went on The Swarm and gave a short review of the ride on Thorpe Park’s Facebook page. In these photos we can see the station has now been completed and is looking brilliant. The flooring of the station is stone giving the station a better church effect, however one downside to The Swarm station it that there is no roof meaning that its going to be exposed to the elements of the British weather hence why there are drains in the station next to the track. 
 

Premier Screaming Event

Friday 17th February 2012
The Swarm premier screaming event, from Thursday 15th March 2012 until Sunday 18th March 2012 Thorpe Park are going to be hosting a event that there called a premier screaming event they have said, “Dust off your tux or your little black dress because you’re invited to the “Premiere Screaming’ of The Swarm” Its currently unknown what the park are doing during this event but all they are telling us right now is, “Experience a premiere with a twist as the red carpet is rolled out and The Swarm comes to life to begin its mission of complete annihilation” Now what is this “twist” going to be??? Are Thorpe Park talking about the ride or a twist to the event only time shall tell. We shall keep you updated on this event when we get the news! 
 

Another Theming Delivery

Wednesday 1st February 2012
The satellite dish has finally been delivered to the park where it is currently sitting on the ground waiting for the building to be constructed where it will then sit on top and hopefully have some cool sound effects to go with it. The second and third photo that we have got sees the block brick paving being started and the fencing that surrounds the island being completed. The fast track queue line has also started to be constructed as it is the closest queue line to the main entrance of the ride, it is currently unknown if the swarm is going to have a single rider queue line but the entrance does have 3 lanes so it does look hopeful for a single rider, fastrack and queue line.
 

Ride Testing Begins

Saturday 14th January 2012
Photographic proof that The Swarm at Thorpe Park is finally testing. After the trains being shown off only 4 days ago today we see photos put online by Thorpe Park Mania of the ride testing. Its currently unknown when the ride started testing but by the looks of it the ride seems to be running fine, now the ride cars have 7 rows on each train meaning that each train is able to carry 28 people per train. We can only hope that a video of the ride testing comes online in the next few days as a video will show us how fast the ride goes down the first drop and the speed at other points on the ride. Photos copyright to Thorpe Park Mania.