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|Saw - The Ride|
|Designer / calculations||John Wardley|
|Model / product||Eurofighter|
|Propulsion||Vertical chain lift hill|
Top speed55 mph
Saw - The Ride is a steel roller coaster located in the Old Town area of Thorpe Park in Surrey, England. The ride is themed around the horror movie franchise, "Saw". It was built by Gerstlauer and is a Euro-Fighter model.
History[edit | edit source]
Planning permission was granted on 30 January 2008 for a Gerstlauer Euro-Fighter roller coaster. At this time, the ride statistics were revealed.
Saw The Ride was announced on 14 October 2008. It was marketed as the "scariest ride in the world".
Design[edit | edit source]
The ride begins with an enclosed "dark ride" section, which contains two drops, two stationary scenes and a heartline roll. The outside section begins with a 100 ft 100° drop straight into spinning blades located at the base of the drop to create a "head-chopper" effect. The remainder of the ride features airtime and two inversions.
Theme[edit | edit source]
The ride is themed around the Saw horror movies, with numerous traps from the movies placed in the queue. Also, there is an animatronic of the Billy character in the dark ride portion. Due to being the only coaster in the world to be themed to a horror movie when it opened in 2009, SAW - The Ride was labelled as "The Scariest Ride in the World".
References[edit | edit source]
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- on the Roller Coaster DataBase.
|Articles on Thorpe Park|
|Present||Colossus • Flying Fish • Nemesis Inferno • Saw - The Ride • Stealth • Swarm • Walking Dead: The Ride|