Saw The Ride

Before entering the lift hill, the car stops in front of two video screens and a digital countdown timer. Billy appears onscreen and Jigsaw’s voice is heard saying “Game over”. The screens then turn off and Billy’s laugh is heard. A bell then rings, and the lift hill engages the car, which gradually accelerates as it ascends. After reaching the top, there is a 100° freefall drop passing under large rotating blades. The car then enters an Immelmann loop, followed by an overbanked turn and an air-time hill. The on-ride photos are taken as the cars rise to the left into a set of brakes. This is followed by a sudden drop leading into a dive loop, and the ride ends with a banked turn into the final brake run. The car makes a turn to the right into the station to be unloaded; as it re-enters the station, Jigsaw’s voice is heard congratulating the riders for surviving and saying that they are no longer ungrateful to be alive.During construction, the codename “Project Dylan” was used to keep the movie tie in secret. The name ‘Dylan’ in fact came from the project director’s cat, with no actual relevance to the ride. A large section of the Canada Creek Railway had to be rebuilt, affecting a small section of the Samurai queue line. Competition winners and annual pass holders were allowed to attend a preview event, before it opened to the public on March 14, 2009. Saw Alive, a live-action horror maze, opened at the park in 2010 to complement the ride. It caught fire in April 2011 but was repaired over the course of a month. Not much was added for the next few years. The only additions were the addition of props from Saw Alive due to its closure at the end of the 2018 season and brand new dispatch audio in 2021. Thorpe Park announced plans for a new roller coaster on 14 October 2008. Thorpe Park created a dedicated website for the new ride, hyperbolically claiming it would be “the scariest ride in the world.” The official press release detailing the park’s fourth major roller coaster confirmed a development partnership with Lionsgate and Twisted Pictures, and it claimed Saw would feature “the steepest freefall drop in the world.” The press release also revealed that “the world’s first ever horror movie-themed rollercoaster” would be marketed under the slogan “Face your Fears.” The entrance is situated at the back of Saw Plaza. The exterior queue line consists of mock razor wire fences and various props that resemble torture elements from the films. Walkie talkie recordings of panicked policemen inside the building are played for guests waiting in line. Loud ambient music is played throughout the area. The queue travels around the back of the warehouse and then into the building itself. Inside, riders walk through a dimly lit corridor, with four shotguns hanging from the ceiling. The guns ‘fire’ every 90 seconds to give a jump effect. The corridor leads up some stairs past a cage with a trap (the Rack from Saw III). Traveling up the stairs, Billy the Puppet can be seen and heard on TV monitors, at certain times explaining the “rules” of the ride. Above the queue, a body is seen tangled in barbed wire (referencing the first Saw), before the queue goes into the station. Here, mannequin parts are fixed in various small devices or hanging from the walls, and misted windows flash on the wall opposite the queue. In the ride station, a digital countdown timer is visible above the gates.Saw – The Ride is a steel roller coaster located at Thorpe Park in Surrey, England. Manufactured by Gerstlauer, the Euro-Fighter model opened to the public 14 March 2009 as the steepest freefall roller coaster in the world, with a drop angle of 100 degrees. It is themed to the Saw film franchise, featuring an enclosed dark section and queue theming which makes numerous references to the film series. Once finished, riders exit the cars and walk back down another stairway. The two industrial fans on the exterior of the Saw warehouse are seen on the wall by the exit path. A short video of Billy plays at the end of the stairs. More mannequin parts hang from above, as well as a severed head on a weighing scale (as seen in a poster for Saw IV). Riders then exit the building and pass the Saw Store and Photo Booth. When SAW – The Ride opened, it was not the steepest rollercoaster in the world – Steel Hawg at Indiana Beach had opened the previous year with a steeper 111° drop. However, unlike Steel Hawg’s 111° drop, SAW’s 100° drop does not have any trim brakes on it; hence, as the drop was ‘free’ (not constrained by brakes), it was marketed specifically as having ‘the world’s steepest freefall drop’. This particular accolade was taken by The Monster in 2016.

In 2019, for the 10th anniversary of the ride’s opening, the sign by the ride entrance was repainted, and the live actors were temporarily reintroduced for part of the 2019 season.
On 11 March 2009, the ride was scheduled to be launched by a group of invited celebrities, including the director of Saw II, Saw III and Saw IV, Darren Lynn Bousman, who posted an account of his experience on his Facebook profile. The ride experienced a delay, a barrier shut-down, and a subsequent stop, blamed by park officials on a computer programming error. An ambulance was called when one woman suffered a panic attack.It was originally possible for riders to purchase a DVD of their ride experience, produced from cameras mounted on the front and back of each car, but the cameras were removed in 2012.

The ride station and dark section are set in a building made to resemble an abandoned industrial sawmill. The ride generally dispatches two cars in quick succession, and a digital countdown timer is visible to the riders at the start of the ride. The first car bypasses an initial encounter with Billy, who laughs as the car passes. The second car stops while Billy delivers a brief monologue regarding the experience ahead; this also conceals a block section, ensuring sufficient distance between the cars. The car then approaches two dimly-lit swinging pendulum blades which appear to get closer, before a sudden hidden drop that is almost vertical, seemingly plunging the riders directly into a pit of strobe-lit spikes, which are narrowly avoided. The car runs into a set of brakes, and air blasts then fire out at the riders, imitating the firing of syringes from loaded crossbows, which appear to miss over riders’ heads. After another surprise drop, the car turns to the left and enters a bathroom, where it enters a heartline roll above a screaming and heavily bleeding victim of Jigsaw in a pool of blood (intended to vaguely resemble the setup of the first Saw film); at this point, water is sprayed at the riders to imitate blood. The car exits the warehouse, enters another set of brakes and travels towards the 100-foot (30 m) vertical lift hill.
On 5 June 2015, following an horrific incident on The Smiler rollercoaster at Alton Towers which resulted in multiple serious injuries, and left several passengers in extremely critical condition, Merlin Entertainment announced the temporary closure of Saw (in tandem with The Smiler’s closure), as well as two other roller coasters at Chessington World of Adventures, for the “foreseeable future”. There was a massive inquiry and overall re-evaluation of safety protocols and procedures after the accident. Saw eventually reopened one month later, on 9 July 2015.On March 14, 2009, the ride was officially scheduled to open to the public. However, less than two hours after the park’s opening, the ride was shut down due to braking and sensor failures and did not re-open for the remainder of the day and the following day. Following this incident, Thorpe Park offered complimentary tickets to all guests who had bought tickets at the gate, while all annual pass holders received free priority passes for th
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Once inside, the riders walk through a dimly lit corridor with four shotguns hanging from the ceiling, referencing the Quadruple Shotgun Hallway Trap from the first Saw film. Every few minutes, the guns make the noise of a sudden shot to give a jump scare effect. As the corridor leads up some stairs, the riders pass a cage containing an iconic trap, The Rack, from Saw III. On special occasions, live actors are placed in this cage and act as Jigsaw’s victims. Above the queue, a body is seen tangled in barbed wire, referencing the Razor Wire Maze from the first film. Inside the station, mannequin parts are fixed in various small devices or hang from the walls, while misted windows flash on the wall opposite the queue. Meanwhile, Billy appears on video screens, occasionally explaining the “rules” of the ride.

The entrance to the attraction is situated at the back of the Saw Plaza. The exterior queue line consists of razor wire fences and various large torture implements rusting on the ground. The queue travels around the back of the warehouse and then into the building itself. Inside the building, radio messages from police officers can be heard.
As the ride continues, the cars approach two dimly lit swinging blades, which appear to get closer and closer before the riders are moved out of the way by a nearly vertical hidden drop. Afterward, air blasts at the riders, simulating the firing of syringes from loaded crossbows, which appear to fly over the riders’ heads. The train then enters a heartline roll, while riders can see Jigsaw in a pool of blood. Meanwhile, water is sprayed on the roller coaster, imitating blood, while a scream can be heard. Afterward, the train exits the building and travels toward a 100-foot vertical lift hill.After the ride, the visitors exit the roller coaster and walk back down another stairway. At the end of the stairs, a short video of Billy plays on a screen. More mannequin parts hang from above, and a severed head lies on a weighing scale, as seen on a promotional poster for Saw IV. The riders then exit the building and pass the Saw Store and a photo booth. Initially, the riders could purchase a DVD of their ride experience, filmed with cameras mounted on the front and back of each car. However, these cameras were removed in 2012.At the beginning of the ride, the roller coaster traverses an indoor section decorated with several vicious tools used by the Jigsaw Killer, including Billy, the iconic ventriloquist puppet from the series, who sits on his tricycle and laughs at the riders. Next, the roller coaster cars are dispatched one after the other, seemingly plunging them directly into a pit of strobe-lit spikes that are narrowly avoided.

On March 11, 2009, the ride was scheduled to be launched by a group of invited celebrities, including Darren Lynn Bousman, the director of Saw II, Saw III, and Saw IV. Unfortunately, the ride experienced a delay as a barrier shut down and led to a subsequent stop, likely caused by a computer programming error. In addition, an ambulance had to be called when one woman suffered a panic attack.
Before rising the hill, the riders pass by two large video screens and a digital timer counting down. After its expiration, Billy appears on the screens, speaking the iconic “Game Over” line. Billy’s laugh can be heard as the hill engages the train. As the cars ascend, they gradually accelerate. After reaching the top, the train dives down the 100° drop and passes under larger spinning blades, which appear to be covered in blood.On October 14, 2008, Thorpe Park announced the plans for a new roller coaster and created a website as part of the marketing for the ride. During an official press release on October 16, 2008, which further detailed the roller coaster, it was confirmed that Thorpe Park had a development partnership with Lions Gate Entertainment and Twisted Pictures. The press release also revealed that “the world’s first-ever horror movie-themed rollercoaster” would be marketed under the slogan “Face your Fears.”During the construction, the codename “Project Dylan” was used to keep the movie tie-in secret until further details about the ride were revealed. Merlin Studios were responsible for the design and employed John Wardley, a British developer for theme parks, as a technical design consultant. A large segment of the Canada Creek Railway had to be rebuilt, affecting a small section of the Samurai line queue. Competition winners and annual pass holders were allowed to attend a preview event before the roller coaster opened to the public on March 14, 2009.

The riders pass an Immelmann loop, a tight overbanked corner, and an air-time hill. Meanwhile, photos are taken as the cars rise to the left into a set of brakes. This section is followed by a steep drop into a dive loop. The ride eventually ends with a banked turn into the final brake run. Afterward, the train makes a turn to the right into the station.This has a solid drop in the dark which comes out of nowhere, along with the second drop being great too. The Theming is amazing in the dark ride part and also there is some nice touches outside. However it has Discomfort with my spine being rattled around after the second drop of the lift hill, and the rattle on the inversions.

The theming is great. I love how it’s themed to Saw and the queue line is really well done. But I waited 1 hour and 30 minutes when it said it had a 25 minute queue, and I left with a huge headache because of it’s roughness. This is unfortunately my least favourite ride at the park.
This ride has really good airtime, those drops send you flying out of your seat. The theming is really well done, the whole ride feels out of control, but those restraints kinda suck.

When i went to thorpe yesterday i decided to start my day off with saw as last time i’d been it was the only major ride i hadnt been on. Long story short, i ended up spending nearly the whole day doing cycles of saw through the single rider queue, all in all i got 33 runs on it. As someone who’s ridden it 33 times in a row, i think i can say with certainty that the current restraints are extremely bad. throughout that first indoor section, they actually arent too bad. however, after that first drop, they really just get worse and worse. Especially at the end your head is bouncing between the restraint like a pinball. Going through that dive loop and into the turn is the worst part of the ride. Luckily though, I heard from a member of the staff that it’s going to be getting lap bars sometime in the near future, the ones on rush to be exact. of course, i dont know the legitimacy of that as i myself am not apart of the staff, but i truly hope that’s true as that would certainly bump it up to being my favourite ride at the park (my current favourite being the swarm). Now, onto the pros so that i can actually explain why i rated it a 4/5 stars. That first indoors part is an amazing pre-lift. The initial indoor drop is great, and i love that slow heartline roll that could almost be classed as a jojo roll? but not quite. i quite like the vertical lift hill, nothing spectacular of course since, well, its just a lift-hill after all, but i always like a good vertical lift hill. The drop after the lift is amazing, quite possibly the best part of the ride, with a positive G packed pullout into the immelman which gives pretty nice hangtime. It then follows it up with a nice tight overbank into a pretty great moment of ejector before pulling up and into the mid-course. you then enter an extremely tight drop which is always a blast and then enter into a dive loop, then entering another nice overbank and going into the break run. Overall it’s a great ride. I myself havent ridden any other eurofighters so i cant say how it stacks up with the others, but what i can say for certain is that it’s a great ride with a pretty intense layout, and overall is a great addition to the thorpe park lineup
Although it may be a very painful roller coaster, it has some great elements such as the heartline roll and the 100° drop! The theming in the indoor section is the best on park as you are greeted with the saw doll before dropping and getting blasted with air cannons and water. The inside drop grants some good ejector airtime and the heartline roll has great hangtime. Once you go outside you pause before climbing up a steep 90° lift, facing towards the sky, and then you get ejected on the main beyond vertical drop into an immelmann which can be very rough. You then traverse an overbank before cresting a sharp airtime hill which gives amazing ejector into the mid course that doesn’t trim at all which causes the tight dive loop to be very intense, however not in a good way because this is by far the roughest part of the ride! Apart from all the discomfort it is a good coaster with a nice layout packed with the most airtime on park (until exodus opens next door).I’ll deal with the big problem first: Saw is not a comfortable ride. There’s a huge pothole at the bottom of the main drop, and the section between the midcourse and the final brakes is rough, badly profiled and traversed far too quickly for how tight the elements are. Having said that, it is running better than it has been and if you sit in the middle seats it’s not severe enough to completely ruin the ride, which it was before. I will still be striving to avoid the outside seats though. As for the ride, it’s incredibly well themed, with a brilliant dark indoor section which really sets up the atmosphere for the ride. The outdoor layout is good fun too with a couple of very strong airtime moments, although I do find the drop itself a little underwhelming compared to Speed at Oakwood. I doubt it’ll ever be my favourite coaster but I can at least appreciate the things it does well. I’ll just stock up on painkillers before I ride!The first time i rode saw i was amazed. Yea, i was terrified walking through the indoor queue and station, but as soon as we got going i had a huge smile on my face. The lift hill is surprisingly intense and the first and second inversions flow so nicely. Saw still runs great to this day but just a bit rough when it comes to headbanging, but apart from that, still an amazing ride.This ride was a SHOCK when I went on it, the indoor part had great theming and the outdoor part was pure airtime and madness. Long, fun ride just watch your head after the drop.Best ride at thorpe park for me with amazing ejector airtime that takes you by surprise especially the indoor drop which has great ejector and the stomach drop feeling. It could do with lap bars for a more freeing and comfortable experience wish it was a bit longer too but still a great ride!With shocking amount of forces for a ride of its size, Saw packs in some extreme moments of airtime and positives, especially when the midcourse doesn’t hit. That being said, the trackwork on this one is flat-out bad and a nasty rattle brings this ride’s rating down quite a bit for me.Seems to be quite a marmite ride. Personally I’m a fan – the capacity is good (when Thorpe’s operations allow!), the layout is interesting with a nice indoor section with hidden surprises, and an intense outdoor section. The theming around the area is also pretty immersive. As with many Eurofighters with the overhead restraints, there can be a bit of headbanging – I find the worst part for this is the final turn into the station brake run.The indoor bit is pretty great and then I just don’t like it. It feels disjointed and start-stoppy without any sense of flow or fluidity and while the elements are kind of violent, I just find the overall experience weirdly boring. I don’t get anything from the beyond vertical drop, it’s just a brief moment of nothing and then a kick up the arse. The only bits of the ride that linger in the memory are waiting for the lift hill mid ride and then being uncomfortable during the lift hill itself – the first thirty seconds aside, it just doesn’t have any of the things that I like about rollercoasters and is easily my least favourite in the park.

This ride packs a punch. Its super intense, very well themed and overall a solid ride. But much like other Thorpe park rides it’s very rough. I haven’t been able to figure out if it’s meant to be rough due to the torture theming but it’s still quite painful sometimes. The first time I did it I really messed up my neck because I didn’t put my head on the back when going down the first drop, it just got worse throughout the rest of the ride. It is has super sudden and abrupt turns that also take a toll on your body. I definitely recommend doing it, just PUT YOUR HEAD BACK ON THE SEAT

Saw is a very good ride. With insane ejector airtime moments and it’s fun theme, Saw-the ride has it all. I didn’t find it particularly rough but the front row is a little bit more rough than the back.Saw has great theming- it’s been carefully planned out to provide an immersive experience. The strongest part of the ride for me is the indoor drop, which is very intense. I didn’t notice any roughness, and found the ride enjoyable from beginning to end. The first ‘outdoor’ drop after the vertical lift hill is Oblivion lite, which is never a bad thing!

sometimes i wonder if this coaster was made for me. i think it has almost everything i adore in coasters. it’s unapologetically intense and will probably do a good job at scaring you if you don’t like horror. it sure is short but it packs a HUGE punch. it also has a couple of really good airtime moments, and i love that first beyond-vertical drop, because drops beyond 90 degrees are just cool. facing straight into sawblades as well, as well as being told just before the lift that you’re gonna die from this. i really adore it honestly. i will say, this coaster does have a pretty noticeable rattle, but honestly i don’t care that much. i’ve never really cared if a coaster isn’t glossy smooth, and sometimes it’s more fun with it isn’t. i’d say saw is a great example of that. the only REAL gripe i have with this coaster is that it doesn’t have great capacity. 8-rider trains are fine at a smaller park, but thorpe park gets a LOT of visitors, and those queues can get quite long. i think it could be worse (the way they dispatch two trains at a time is probably a good idea for it, and of course the second train has that cool pre-show at the start), but it could CERTAINLY be better. apart from that, i think i adore literally everything else about this coaster.
Saw – The Ride is my favourite ride at Thorpe park it is a brilliant ride by Gerstlauer which is very intense really well themed with a lot of easter eggs, references and overall great props inside the building which is part of the queue line and a small portion of the ride are in. The ride is probably one of the most intense rollercoasters in the UK, especially with the inverted drop into the 2nd inversion of the ride, however, a big complaint about Saw – The Ride is the roughness this was especially true a few years ago however it’s started to become less and less rough over time improving my reception of the ride over time. When you are at Thorpe Park this is a must ride as it is very enjoyable and a great ride that goes on for the perfect amount of time. In short Saw – The Ride is a fun intense ride that is a must ride for anyone at Thorpe Park or any fan of the Saw franchises this ride is great and definitely worth your time and will probably be the best ride at Thorpe Park until the new hypercoaster. Thank you for reading and have a great day!

I essentially went to Thorpe Park entirely for this ride. Well, not exactly, but I could have gone to Chessington or Alton Towers and I opted for this park because Saw is a guilty pleasure franchise for me and I figure that, now that it’s much less popular, the ride isn’t much longer for this world. I really loved the theming even though many of the effects no longer function properly, and that first drop comes out of fucking nowhere. The outdoor portion is also great, though both parts of the ride could definitely stand to be longer. The queue was amazing with several genuine props from the movies, and even the outdoor portion was atmospheric. Overall, despite the short length and broken effects, I enjoyed this ride a lot and I’ll be sad to see it go if my hypothesis is correct.

Although not as much as Colossus, Saw does get some hate. People say it’s rough and has a rattle but I disagree. This ride has some great theming and the two drops are both brilliant. It is much better in some seats than others. It is a lot rougher in the front row so I always try to sit in the back. Also, try to put your head forwards so it does not hit the OTSRs. If you do these two things, your ride will be much better and you will enjoy it much more. It is my fourth favourite ride at Thorpe Park.

Saw: The Ride is a Gerstlauer Eurofighter, themed to the Saw horror franchise. First of all, the theming is incredible and the indoor drop and heartline roll are both solid elements. The first drop is also very good, however there is a big pothole at the bottom of the drop, which causes a nasty rattle going into the Immelmann. It is extremely intense, but the rattle and the OTSRs combine for some nasty headbaning which can cause headaches. I did not feel the rattle too much, and I found it extremely intense and fun, so i’ll give it 4.5 stars. Solid number 3 at the park.
Saw is an incredible ride. It has some of the best ejector airtime in the UK, the drop is immense, and it is also very well themed. You are prone to hit your head a bit, but for me it rarely detracts from the experience.

Should be so much better than it is. Painful to ride these days, it’s a shame as the indoor section is fantastic. Feels like it runs too fast for the layout

Due to the low capacity, I would advise to ride this coaster first when going to Thorpe Park, this one often has the longest line of all coasters. Theming is nothing special on the outer queue, but indoor, it is pretty well executed. If you want to fully see the small darkride part before the acutual coaster section, I would recommend to take the rear of the two vehicles about to dispatch. The ride itself is pretty short, but aggressively paced – there are some very snappy moments of ejector airtime. I braced for some headbanging (especially when thinking at Huracan at Belantis), but while still not being very smooth, it was absolutely tolerable. I think, these circumstances fit pretty well to the theming as one of SAW’s deathtraps.Fantastic theming, actual sense of fear in the station, violent transitions and THREE moments of ejector airtime. What a fantastic ride. I won’t forget that this ride, while it can be smooth, can also be very aggressive and “too much” for some people. It’s been pretty consistently smooth for me over the past few years with my last properly “bad” ride being all the way back in 2020. It has admittedly lost a bit of the intensity that it used to have in my first few years of riding it, but I guess that’s to be expected with bigger and bigger rides as I start getting on better coasters. Don’t get me wrong, Saw is still great and an awesome UK roller coaster! I’m so happy the midcourse brake run isn’t trimmed too, it makes for a brilliant finale with the harshest ejector pop on the ride straight into the most intense part, a tiny dive loop that you take at super speed. Thorpe – don’t EVER touch this bit, it’s perfect as is.

Horror theme is hardly enticing; and a crap ride to boot. Like other early Gerstlauers, instant migraine. Merlin can afford far better and being short changed with crappy rides in one of the few parks that could actually finance something good in the UK is doubly annoying.
Saw is a fun ride with a 100 degree drop, loads of inversions, and a dark indoor section. There were a few neckbangy moments on some of the inversions but overall it was a smooth ride experience. This was my first Gerstlauer I have ridden and I definitely excited to check out more from them. SAW – The Ride is certainly not a comfortable ride in the slightest. The main drop has a big pothole at the bottom which is pretty painful to ride, the restraints crush your legs by the end of the ride and the dive loop sends your head smashing into the side of the restraint if you don’t brace at the right time. On the other hand, SAW is full of great ejector airtime on the first indoor drop, the main drop, the ejector airtime hill and the drop off the midcourse. The indoor section of the ride is very well themed alongside the stations theming and the theming of the SAW Plaza. The music inside of the station can give you a headache but you fortunately don’t spend too much time in the station before getting on the ride. Overall, SAW the ride is a fun coaster but can be very rough if you don’t know when to brace. I’ve visited Thorpe Park numerous times since Saw was first installed. The first of which was 10 years ago in 2012. Coming away from that visit Saw was one of my standouts and favourite rides. However, having just visited in 2022 I think it’s slammed itself all the way down to my least favourite ride in the park. On Thursday morning, when we arrived, it was closed. It remained closed until roughly 2pm that day, when it opened we made our way over to it as I’ve got very fond memories of it. We queued for about 45 minutes, the longest queue of the day (admittedly because I expect everyone rushed to it when it opened) and this was okay. I do love the outside theming leading up to the ride itself. The BIG con here for me is somewhere in the time since I last visited in 2018, Saw seems to have become VERY rough. I don’t remember ever experiencing any particularly bad roughness beyond the natural bit you’d expect from a ride of it’s design, but this time I honestly felt like my brain was going to ooze out of my ear. I only rode it twice over the two days we were there, whereas usually it was a 4-5 times a day ride for me. On the 2nd day we were at the park it was once again closed as soon as the park opened. We went away and rode Colossus, came back and used our fast track to board quickly. I’m glad we did this because it felt just as rough despite being on the back row this time, and shortly afterwards it had broken down again. I didn’t bother trying to ride a 3rd time but every time I opened the app it seemed it was closed. A pity, what was once an excellent ride now feels to me as though it’s maybe had it’s day. Exceptionally rough these days and seemed to be broken down more than it was operational.Even the bravest thrill seekers will cling on tight as they face a beyond vertical drop of 100 degrees, from a height of 100ft. Plummet towards the ground with almost no view of the track ahead of you. How can you be sure that it’s really there?!

“It’s an incredible experience that I would ride over and over again” – Sean Evans, Back to the Movies“As opposed to other coasters in the park, Saw is away from any pathway and gets around the forest, so you really don’t know what you’re going to find.”
Based on the infamous horror movie franchise, this themed roller coaster goes further than any vertical drop ride has gone before. After a terrifying indoor section, riders face the torturous tick, tick, tick up a completely vertical chain lift hill. A 100ft drop awaits as the roller coaster car plummets through free fall at 55 miles per hour. Face your fears on one of the top ten steepest roller coasters in the world!Thrill seekers and scary movie fans will endure 4.7 g-force, the highest g-force roller coaster ride at Thorpe Park Resort. Expect to be turned upside-down three times, around the twisting, turning track of dive loops, heartline rolls and surprises around every corner.

“Saw: The Ride roars and screams, as if it’s alive […] The Drop delivers completely. As you crest the top of the hill, the track completely disappears before you. You really do get a “freefall” sensation. It’s pretty breathtaking and hard to describe.”Down to the bottom of the ride, into the pit where you can see the first drop of the ride and where you roll over a dead body squirting water onto unexpecting guests. The final room of our tour was by far the coolest and had the most hidden detail of them all. Did you know when you roll over the dead body the body has a face, and a foot and there’s a replica of the Saw Bathroom scene with toilets?! It’s crazy the amount of detail that Lionsgate and MErlin Magic Making put into this ride. If you are brave enough our VIP tour guide even let us write our name in the dust and grease on the track.

After spending half an hour outside we headed to the ride queue line walking up the queue line we spoke about the guns hanging from the ceiling and that inside the queue line for the ride there we’ll have original props from the Saw films. Such as the cross trap and a billy doll from the saw film, and that’s just on the ground floor! Another original prop from Saw Films can be found when you re-enter the station after riding the rollercoaster. Nothing can prepare you for how spooky a rollercoaster station is will all of the lights are turned on and not any guests are inside it. With all of the lights turned on and with a sharp eye, you can notice details such as fake blood splats on the bottom of the Saw trains and logos on the cars. Did you know on each restraint the Gerstlauer ride logo can be seen?! Walking around the station you could walk anywhere as long as the floor was concrete otherwise you would have to wear a harness. A quick glimpse into the control booth for the ride we got to see the control panel and see what an operator would normally see. Unforncently there are no photos allowed in the control booth! That’s one secret Thorpe Park doesn’t want to get out.New for 2022 Thorpe Park has begun offering behind-the-scenes tours of Saw The Ride. For a limited time, you can go into areas not normally seen by guests and explore how the rollercoaster works with your VIP host. The tour is broken down into 4 areas, outside, the station (including the control booth), the maintenance area beneath the station and The Saw Bathroom (which is the room you go through before travelling outside) We could spend hours looking at the posters of traps located around the saw ride station but our next stop was the rollercoaster maintenance pit which sits just below the ride station. Down a flight of stairs and minding your head if you were tall you found yourself below the trains with wheels everywhere! This is a very cool view of the ride and not one a normal guest ever sees. This is one of two locations where the parks maintenance team will fix the ride’s cars and run daily checks. This is an area that when the ride is operating no one not even the maintenance team can access. We did notice that the wheelbase for the ride cars (called the boogie) wheels aren’t tight to the track meaning you can spin the bottom set of wheels. Don’t be followed, these wheels are very greasy and your regret it after! This VIP cost us £55 each and we had the most amazing time, we probably overran the tour by asking lots of questions but the tour lastest around 2 hours and was a great insight into how the ride runs and some of the hidden details found around the ride station and ride area.

Starting in the Saw The Ride plaza our tour began with our VIP host pointing out facts about theming around the plaza. Such as the shipping container used for the shop, such as the opening date and year being painted onto the container along with other details such as the project name for the ride and the capacity of the ride.
After waiting for the ride’s queue to finish and for the ride to close for the day we headed into our first behind-the-scenes area, the bottom of the lift hill! Most rollercoasters have a transfer track to move trains off and on the circuit, however, this is where Saw The Ride is special and has a turntable to get trains off and on. With the ride not running the area is very quiet and you can spot lots of extra details you didn’t even know we’ll be there for! One thing we didn’t know was that during the day, a special noise is played to deter birds in the area. Stopping them from getting hit by the rollercoaster. Walking up and down the old Canada Creek Railway track you could get very close to the rollercoaster, taking as many photos as you liked! You could even spot some old railway sleeps from the old Canada Creek Railway ride which was removed a few years ago. This will also be the last time you can catch a glimpse of Loggers Leap and one of the pump houses which runs down to the bottom of the first lift and drop of the old Log Flume.The entrance to the ride is decorated to have the original Saw experience. The exterior queue line is decorated with mock razor wire fences and props. Walkie-talkie recordings of panicked policemen are played to the visitors waiting in line, with loud ambient music throughout the area.

For one day ticket to Thorpe Park, it costs 34 British Pounds if you book online in advance. It will cost 64 British Pounds for a day ticket at the gates. For up-to-date ticket pricing, visit the official website of the park.
Derren Brown’s Ghost Train: Rise of the Demon, previously called Derren Brown’s Ghost Train, is a dark ride at Thorpe Park in Surrey, England. The attraction incorporates virtual reality, motion simulation and illusions in collaboration with British mentalist Derren Brown. It is set in a derelict Victorian railway depot with a loose theme of fracking. It first opened in July 2016.The car then reaches two dimly lit swinging pendulum blades and upon getting almost hit by the blades, a sudden hidden drop that is almost vertical pllunges directly into a pit of spikes that is narrowly avoided.

The Flying Fish is a powered steel roller coaster located at Thorpe Park in Surrey. The ride was known as Space Station Zero upon opening in 1984, until being moved outdoors in 1990. It was removed in 2005 to make way for Stealth, but reinstalled in a different location two years later.
From London Waterloo station, take the southwestern railway towards Windsor & Eton Riverside to Chertsey station. It is an hour on the train ride. From Chertsey Street Stop B near the station, take bus 456 towards Staines and alight at Thorpe Park’s main entrance(10 minutes). Saw- the ride is located inside the park. Nemesis Inferno is THORPE PARK Resort’s Bolliger & Mabillard (B&M) inverted coaster, meaning that for the entire ride your feet are dangling beneath you! Themed around a tropical volcano island, the inverted ride position offers a variety of thrilling forces, foot-chopper elements, and with B&M’s pioneering ride technology you can ensure your ride will be glass smooth. Nemesis Inferno has been found to have matured with age, offering a much more intense ride than during its first few seasons. During the construction of the ride, the movie tie to “Saw” was kept a secret. It was called “Project Dylan”. The ride was opened to the public on March 14, 2009, with competition winners and annual pass holders able to take a preview ride before it was opened.

A plan for a new roller coaster was announced by Thorpe Park on 14 October 2008. The press release claimed it will be the “steepest freefall drop in the world”. When Saw – The Ride was opened, it was not the steepest rollercoaster in the world. Steel Hawg at Indiana Beach had a 111-degree drop but it had trim brakes in it which makes it not a “freefall drop”. Saw – The Ride was cleverly and particularly marketed as the steepest “freefall drop”. This particular claim too was taken over by “The monster” roller coaster in 2016.
Saw – The Ride and the Thorpe Park are closed as of November 2022 and are planned to be open from March 18th. The park’s usual operating hours are from 10 AM to 5 PM on weekdays and 10 AM to 6 PM on weekends. For an up-to-date opening hours calendar, visit the official website of the park.

Saw – The Ride is a steel rollercoaster manufactured by Gerstlauer. This Euro-Fighter model roller coaster is located at Thorpe Park in the United Kingdom. The ride is themed around the horror movie franchise, “Saw”. The ride was opened to the public as the steepest freefall roller coaster in the wor
ld on 14 March 2009, with a drop angle of 100 degrees.
Air blasts are then fired out at the riders which imitate the firing of syringes from loaded crossbows. After another surprise drop, the car enters a bathroom, where it enters a heartline roll above a screaming and heavily bleeding victim of Jigsaw in a pool of blood. Water is sprayed at the riders to imitate blood. The car then travels towards the 100-foot (30 m) vertical lift hill.

THORPE PARK Resort is ‘An Island Like No Other’ and the must-visit UK destination to scream louder, laugh harder and share endless fun. Enjoy over 30 thrilling rides, attractions and live events like ANGRY BIRDS LAND or the UK’s first winged rollercoaster THE SWARM. Make sure to also check in and chill at the fin-tastic THORPE SHARK Hotel – a unique sleepover experience featuring bite-sized rooms that sleep up-to four people.After a bell ring, the car gradually accelerates through the lift hill and once at the top, there is a 100° freefall drop passing under large rotating blades. The car then enters an Immelmann loop, followed by an overbanked turn and an air-time hill. The on-ride photos are taken as the cars rise into a set of brakes. This is followed by a sudden drop leading into a dive loop, and the ride ends with a banked turn into the final brake run.

The visitors walk through dimly lit corridors with four shotguns hanging from the ceiling that fire every 90 seconds to give a jump effect. The corridors lead up past a cage with a trap, and a body tangled in barbed wire. Mannequin parts are also fixed in various small devices or hanging from the walls.
If you like some crowd, the best time to visit Saw – The Ride is at the weekends. Note that the park might be closed in certain seasons, make sure to check the official opening hours calendar of the park before you plan the visit.This romantic county is renowned for its connections with the Royal Family, the River Thames meandering along the northern edge and its many beautiful gardens ablaze with colour. Berkshire was recognised by the Queen as the Royal County of Berkshire in 1957 because of the presence of Windsor Castle, and letters patent were issued in 1974.

The ride and the accompanying sections are set in a building that resembles an abandoned sawmill. After the ride starts, the cars will first encounter Billy the puppet who gives a brief description of the experience ahead.
The Walking Dead: The Ride is the world’s first roller coaster themed around the global TV phenomenon. It was themed around a rave and had the strapline “Ride on a wave of light and sound” — when it was titled X — but currently The Walking Dead: The Ride’s slogan is “Those who ride, survive”. It is a complete transformation of the former roller coaster X with all new theming and effects throughout, including a pre-show, walkthrough and live actors.Colossus is a steel roller coaster at Thorpe Park in Surrey, England, and the park’s first major attraction. It was built by Swiss manufacturers Intamin and designed by Werner Stengel as an adaptation of Monte Makaya in Brazil, with consultation from Tussauds attraction developer John Wardley. Colossus was the world’s first roller coaster with ten inversions; an exact replica, called the 10 Inversion Roller Coaster, was later built at Chimelong Paradise in Guangzhou, China. The video is titled “Discovery” and starts with a wide shot of the park skyline, before sharply flicking to what appears to be a man covered in blood stains. The video then proceeds to construction site workers going about there day, until one of them discovers a red box buried in the ground, with 13 scratched into the lid. The construction worker opens the box, only to yelp and jump back, which the screen then cuts out. The date 13.09.08 appears, whilst in the background screams can be heard “Jim!”, etc. Themeing has continued on site, the entrance sign has been put up, aswell as the rides future shop themed. A cage walk though has been erected on the path towards the ride to protect guests from falling objects. Various signs have been put up, and waiting to be put up around the queue line and area.Now work will focus on the rides electrical systems, as well as the station building, which a lot of the frame work has already been constructed. Many thanks to THORPE PARK for the update.

The rides first drop is in place which is an almost vertical plunge into a huge trench round a bend into a break run. Station track is also being erected.
Along with this, more track has been completed leading out of the inline twist which will be in the main building. Also visible in pictures, is what looks like the start of the huge station framework is being constructed.As you can see from the pictures, there has been much progress in the last few days. Signage has been put up at the entrance, which also reveals that there will be live actors in the queue line, also a Police car has appeared on site. Work on access to the rides island has been worked on. Barbed wire has also been put up on top of the chain link queue line