The Swarm testing

Thorpe Park has released a full "point-of-view" video taken on The Swarm roller coaster, which will make its public debut on March 15, 2012.

The video, embedded below, offers a sneak peek at the experience that awaits riders on The Swarm. The ride will become the first Bolliger & Mabillard Wing Rider coaster in the UK, with guests being seated on wings on either side of its trains.

The Swarm's relatively short circuit features a number of unique elements, including an inversion at the top of its lift hill that leaves riders hanging upside down.

While it shows a full trip around The Swarm's circuit, the video pre-dates the installation of some of the major theming elements that surround The Swarm. These are designed to create a "post-apocalyptic" landscape, with the coaster itself representing an invading "swarm" of aliens.

The first human riders have already experienced The Swarm, with a team of ex-RAF and Red Arrows pilots having put it through its paces last week. Thorpe Park is investing heavily in marketing for the ride as it prepares for the start of its 2012 season.

For full details of the planned new rollercoaster, read Theme Park Tourist’s full preview of The Swarm at Thorpe Park.

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I was thinking, "Oh, we're only at the midcourse brake? That wasn't short at all!" But then it was over. Haha! I'm sure it'll be a great experience in person.

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