What started as a standard roller coaster project in early 2011, soon became a massive deal when details were out that Thorpe Park were about to get the UK’s first wing rider roller coaster, and perhaps one of the best looking ones in the world to date!

Located on it’s own island at the back of the park below is a 256 picture gallery of the construction of this beast of a coaster all dated in the description. Theme UK lead the way on exclusive updates and picture galleries (not relying on the park to provide them)

March 2011

Ride Name: The Swarm
Code Name: LC12
Height: 38.6 metres (approx 126.6 feet)
Colour: Black/Brown
Manufacturer: B&M
Theme: Disaster
Opening: 2012
Height Restrictions: 1.4 Metres
On Ride Photo? Yes
Number of Trains: 2
Area Location: Own Island


07th July 2011

17th August 2011

10th September 2011

24th September 2011

2nd October 2011

7th October 2011

13th October 2011 – We got access closer to the site for exclusive pictures as construction picks up pace