Roller coaster in the United Kingdom
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Thorpe Park
Location Chertsey, Surrey, England, UK
Coordinates 51°24′18″N 0°30′55″W / 51.405064°N 0.515380°W / 51.405064; -0.515380
Park section Amity
Status Operating since 15 March 2006
Cost £12,000,000
Height restriction 140 cm (55 inches)
Manufacturer Intamin
Product Accelerator Coaster
Designer / calculations Ing.-Büro Stengel GmbH
Onsite construction RCS GmbH
Type Steel - Launched - Hyper
Riders per train 20
Propulsion Hydraulic launch
Height 62.5 metres
Top speed 128.7 km/h
Length 400 metres
Inversions 0
Drop angle 90°
Duration 0:29
G-Force 4.5
The entrance to Stealth

Stealth is a steel launched roller coaster located at Thorpe Park in Chertsey, Surrey, England, UK. It is the fastest roller coaster in the United Kingdom and the second tallest, after The Big One at Blackpool Pleasure Beach, which opened in 1994.

The attraction is an Accelerator Coaster installation from Intamin and was designed in conjunction with Ing.-Büro Stengel GmbH. Stealth was installed by RCS GmbH.[1]


Stealth opened to guests on 15 March 2006, a year after Rita at Alton Towers.



Using hydraulic technology, the train is launched from 0 mph to 80 mph in 1.8 seconds.[2] Following the launch, the train rises up and over the 205 foot tall top hat. This is followed by an airtime hill, which leads into the final brakes.

Stealth has a transfer track, which is located in a warehouse beside the ride.


3 trains with 5 cars per train. In each car, riders are arranged 2 across in 2 rows, for a total of 20 riders per train.

Similar rides

Stealth has a very similar layout to Kingda Ka, which opened in 2005 at Six Flags Great Adventure, but is a little less than half the size. A clone of Stealth, Zaturn, at Space World, opened in April 2006 and operated until the closure of the park in December 2017.



External links

  • Stealth on the Roller Coaster DataBase.

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