Saw - The Ride

Roller coaster in the United Kingdom
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Saw - The Ride
Thorpe Park
Location Chertsey, Surrey, England, UK
Coordinates 51°24′10″N 0°30′43″W / 51.402644°N 0.511872°W / 51.402644; -0.511872
Park section Old Town
Status Operating since 14 March 2009
Cost £15,000,000
Rider height 140 cm minimum
Manufacturer Gerstlauer
Product Eurofighter Custom
Designer / calculations John Wardley
Type Steel
Propulsion Vertical chain lift hill
Height 30.5 metres
Top speed 88.5 km/h
Length 719.9 metres
Inversions 3
Drop angle 100°
Duration 1:40

Saw - The Ride is a steel roller coaster located in the Old Town area of Thorpe Park in Chertsey, Surrey, England, UK. The ride is themed around the horror movie franchise, Saw. It was built by Gerstlauer and is a Euro-Fighter model.


Planning permission was granted on 30 January 2008 for a Gerstlauer Euro-Fighter roller coaster. At this time, the ride statistics were revealed.[1]

Saw - The Ride was announced on 14 October 2008. It was marketed as the "scariest ride in the world".[2] The attraction opened on 14 March 2009.

The ride closed for "The Foreseeable Future" on 5 June 2015 following an incident on The Smiler at sister park Alton Towers.[3] It reopened later that year on July 9.



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 hills and two inversions.


8 cars. Riders are arranged 4 across in 2 rows for a total of 8 riders per car.


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".



Queue line



  1. "Thorpe Park's 2009 Rollercoaster". Park World Online. {{cite web}}: Unknown parameter |archive= ignored (help)
  2. Thorpe Park announces SAW - The Ride - Hexus
  3. "Three more rollercoasters shut down at parks run by Alton Towers owner".

External links

Articles on Thorpe Park