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In a post-apocalyptic world, Thorpe Park is under attack from a flying alien race. Step onto Swarm Island to witness the devastation. From an abandoned church station, you’ll burst through a surviving billboard, fly under a crashed plane wing, narrowly escape the rotating blades of an abandoned helicopter and skim past an explosive fire engine.

Join the invasion to see for yourself!

Experience speeds of almost 100km/h as you ride on the wings of The Swarm. Take your seat either side of the track and feel the force of 4.5G, with nothing above or below you but air!

Ride stats

59 mph top speed

You must be at least 1.4 m to ride

The UK's only winged rollercoaster

127ft in height

Maximum torso restriction 51 inches

Accessibility Information

Non-Ambulant & Wheelchair Access

  • You must have full upper body strength including head and neck control and be able to brace against the forces.
  • Due to evacuation procedures his ride is not suitable for non-ambulant riders.

Missing Limb or Amputation Information

  • Riders must have a two full legs to ride, one missing arm/amputations is permitted below the elbow.
  • Prosthetic limbs must be secured or removed before boarding.


  • In the event of a lift evacuation you must be able to pull yourself up and out of the seat at an inclined angle and make a 180 degree turn onto the walkway with a waist harness.

Choose your ticket

Save up to 37% online

  • Experience over 30 rides and attractions
  • Save up to £22 per person when you book in advance
  • Under 3s go free
  • Island Return Guarantee – get a free return visit
  • Pre-book to guarantee entry

Stay overnight in our hotel

  • Overnight stays include two days of park entry!
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included

The Swarm Reviews

From start to finish the ride was dynamic and delightful [...] the theming is very good, as is everything else about the ride.
Coaster Critic

Did you know?

  • The Swarm was code named Project LC12 during development!