|Click here to watch the on-ride POV|
|Designer / calculations||John Wardley|
|Propulsion||Vertical chain lift hill|
|Top speed||88.5 km/h|
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.
Saw - The Ride was announced on 14 October 2008. It was marketed as the "scariest ride in the world". 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. 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".
- ↑ "Thorpe Park’s 2009 Rollercoaster". Park World Online. https://web.archive.org/web/20080207041339/http://www.parkworld-online.com/news/fullstory.php/aid/714/Thorpe_Park%92s_2009_Rollercoaster.html.
- ↑ Thorpe Park announces SAW - The Ride - Hexus
- ↑ "Three more rollercoasters shut down at parks run by Alton Towers owner". https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2015/jun/05/rollercoaster-thorpe-park-closed-forseeable-future-safety-precaution.
- Saw - The Ride on the Roller Coaster DataBase.