Do you have what it takes to brave it backwards on the UK’s first winged rollercoaster, THE SWARM?

Fearless riders won’t know what’s coming as they spin 180° and plunge 127ft into a series of near-misses as THE SWARM bursts through a billboard, narrowly misses the wing of a real jumbo jet and skims past a flaming fire truck.

Experience speeds of almost 100km/h and G forces of up to 4.5 as you ride on the wings of THE SWARM, sat either side of the track with nothing above or below you but air. And with selected seats now facing backwards, riders can face THE SWARM head on or brave a ride in reverse.

Can I ride?

To ride THE SWARM you must:

  • be at least 1.4m tall and under 1.96m
  • maximum 51 inch torso restriction
  • wear footwear on THE SWARM


Gotta love #theswarm
@rxmisah Apr 27
@THORPEPARK , Swarm and Stealth are definitely the best rides!!!! ❤️❤️
Matt Hood @Matthew_hood14 Apr 26
@THORPEPARK Swarm all the way - first ride I rode at Thorpe park and fell in love straight away <3
TeamLadsAction @TeamLadsAction Apr 26
Every wondered what it would be like to be strapped to an alien drone during an invasion of Earth? Then Swarm is for you.
Gareth Perry
Me and my fiancé got engaged riding swarm backwards at @THORPEPARK on Saturday :) I'm over the moon x
Annabel Rosefay @annabel_rosefay Apr 20
Love it, love it love it!!!!!
Veni Merova
I love The Swarm and the Teacups, lovely day with the girls #thorpepark
Jasmin Brewer @JasminBrewer Apr 27
Man that was Hardcore
Luke Baldock
If you are an adrenalin junkie then look no further!!!!
Denise Anne Berner Cadogan


The Swarm...What an amazing ride! All I could say when I got off it was "wow"! Would recommend it to every single thrill seeker. GO ON THE SWARM NOOOOOOOWW!!

- Andrew Wilson, London

I literally couldn't believe how amazing this ride actually is! SO FAST!! To answer the question of 'Would I recommend this ride to a friend', the answer is YES!!!

- Mary Gallagher, Newcastle

This ride has changed my life. Not sure I can ever look at the world in the same way. Not much I can say, other than: I LOVE IT! 5 stars.

- Guy DeLuca, London
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