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Thorpe Park has released a new teaser trailer for its planned new rollercoaster for 2012, further confirming that the ride will feature an apocalyptic theme.

The coaster, codenamed "LC12", is already known to be a Bolliger & Mabillard Wing Rider model. The trailer provides few new details on the ride itself, but continues the war and disaster theme of previous viral videos released by Thorpe Park. Further information on the new ride is expected to be revealed on August 1, 2011.

The LC12 rollercoaster will be constructed north of the existing Stealth coaster, on an island in Thorpe Park's man-made lake. The attraction will be the second B&M Wing Rider coaster to open at a Merlin-owned theme park, following Raptor at Gardaland. Wing Rider coasters see riders seated either side of the track in a "winged" formation.

A number of elements designed to support the post-apocalyptic theme will be dotted around the ride's course. These are set to include life-size replicas of a crashed aeroplane close to the first drop, a crashed helicopter jutting out of a pond and a burnt-out fire engine. The ride's queue will also feature similar theming, with a fire-damaged tree marking its entrance and "damaged" fences along its route.

Thorpe Park has already a launched a teaser website for the 2012 rollercoaster, located at www.lc12.net.

You can find out more about Thorpe Park's next major rollercoaster in our in-depth review of the plans for LC12.

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