The Swarm (Thorpe Park)

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Re: The Swarm (Thorpe Park)

Postby Simba » Tue May 08, 2012 7:46 pm

I am sure you will enjoy it Sec.
And actually I think this ties with Wild Eagle.
So far my wing coaster ranking would be:
1. Wild Eagle and The Swarm
2. Raptor
X-Flight will probably come third because I think it is too similar to The Swarm.
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Re: The Swarm (Thorpe Park)

Postby XYZ » Wed May 09, 2012 3:06 pm

Though, X-Flight flies through the course rather than going very slowly over the inversions. Plus, I think Swarm has good guest interaction with the scenery, X-Flight has good coaster interaction with the scenery as the close encounters such as the hangar fly-through and keyhole are much better than anything Swarm has to offer. Raptor was a prototype and really doesn't go that fast, speed is a big role in how good a coaster is.

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Re: The Swarm (Thorpe Park)

Postby Simba » Wed May 09, 2012 4:44 pm

XYZ wrote:Though, X-Flight flies through the course rather than going very slowly over the inversions. Plus, I think Swarm has good guest interaction with the scenery, X-Flight has good coaster interaction with the scenery as the close encounters such as the hangar fly-through and keyhole are much better than anything Swarm has to offer.

Me and Thekingin64 have already said that The Swarm looks slow but it does the inversions quite quickly and it does have good coaster interaction with the scenery and guests.
XYZ wrote:Raptor was a prototype and really doesn't go that fast, speed is a big role in how good a coaster is.

Trust me the experience is more important than speed in how good a coaster is.
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Re: The Swarm (Thorpe Park)

Postby Thekingin64 » Wed May 09, 2012 9:37 pm

The barrel roll on Swarm's amazing! All the effects always caught me by surprise.

As we all seem to be doing it, here's my ranking:
1. Wild Eagle
2. Swarm
3. X-flight
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Re: The Swarm (Thorpe Park)

Postby Simba » Thu May 10, 2012 6:10 am

I agree the barrel roll on The Swarm is amazing!
I really love the entrance to it:
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Re: The Swarm (Thorpe Park)

Postby Thekingin64 » Thu May 10, 2012 8:02 pm

In the little bit of queue underneath, that entrance is spectacular.
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Re: The Swarm (Thorpe Park)

Postby Simba » Thu May 17, 2012 6:56 am

Good news:
The Swarm's fire effect is now working!
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And apparently the LED'S, and On ride DVD's are now working! (Let's hope Thorpe look after the swarms themeing)
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Re: The Swarm (Thorpe Park)

Postby Thekingin64 » Thu May 17, 2012 12:42 pm

It's a bit ironic that the fire truck is the one with the flame effects. While I like them and they are very cool,I think they'd work better on the plane wing.
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Re: The Swarm (Thorpe Park)

Postby XYZ » Thu May 17, 2012 3:18 pm

I think fire engine on fire is hilarious. Anything on fire is amazing. ;)
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Re: The Swarm (Thorpe Park)

Postby Simba » Fri May 18, 2012 7:38 pm

CoasterForce have just uploaded a documentuary for this most anticipated roller coaster to hit the UK.

I am also in the procees of doing a Coaster Zone documentuary for this fantastic coaster.
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