Flying Fish (Thorpe Park)

Powered coaster in the United Kingdom
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Flying Fish
Flying Fish in 2010
Thorpe Park
Location Chertsey, Surrey, England, UK
Coordinates 51°24′19″N 0°30′50″W / 51.405173°N 0.513924°W / 51.405173; -0.513924
Park section Amity
Status Operating since 10 March 2007
Rider height 90 cm minimum
Thorpe Park
Name Flying Fish
Location Chertsey, Surrey, England, UK
Coordinates 51°24′17″N 0°30′59″W / 51.404600°N 0.516317°W / 51.404600; -0.516317
Operated 1983 to 31 October 2004
Replaced by Stealth
Manufacturer Mack Rides
Product Powered Coaster
Blauer Enzian Version 2
Type Steel
Track layout Figure-8
Riders per train 38
Hourly capacity 1,000
Height 6.3 metres
Top speed 30.3 km/h
Length 234 metres
Inversions 0

Flying Fish is a steel family powered coaster located at Thorpe Park in Chertsey, Surrey, England, UK. The ride was built by Mack Rides and known as "Space Station Zero" when it first opened in 1983. It was re-themed in 1990. It was removed in 2005 to make way for Stealth, a new roller coaster built for 2006. In 2007, the ride was reopened in another area of the park.


Space Station Zero opened in 1983 at Thorpe Park in the UK and was the park's first roller coaster. This enclosed, space-themed ride was inspired by Space Mountain at Disneyland. From the outside the building appeared to be a Georgian house but inside was themed around a space station. After boarding, the train traveled around a bend before being launched into space through a tunnel of flashing lights. The ride did two laps of the track, the first in the dark and the second lit by glitter balls to appear as stars. The attraction was changed in 1989, where the showbuilding was removed and the ride was renamed The Flying Fish.

It is located in the Amity Cove area between Depth Charge and Tidal Wave.[1] The ride opened on March 10, 2007 with a new colour scheme, on-ride camera, and new lap bar restraints.


Flying Fish has a standard figure 8 layout featuring a single helix.

Colour scheme

Blue track and dark blue supports, used to be all black when operating as Space Station Zero.


Single train with 10 cars. In each car, riders are arranged 2 across in 2 rows, except for the front car which has a single row, for a total of 38 riders per train.


  1. "Flying Fish & 2007 Season Update at Thorpe Park". Attraction Source. 2007-01-16. Retrieved 2022-11-26.

External links

Articles on Thorpe Park