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The Swarm testing

Thorpe Park has released the latest teaser video for its highly-anticipated The Swarm roller coaster, which shows the aliens at the centre of the ride's plot arriving in London.

The Swarm's storyline will be based around an invasion of Earth, with the ride's trains representing the marauding "swarm". Riders will be carried on the wings of The Swarm's trains, with the teaser videos showing that the aliens will "abduct" them before taking them on a fly-through of a post-apocalyptic landscape.

The Swarm will be the first Bolliger & Mabillard Wing Rider roller coaster to open in the UK. Thorpe Park has invested heavily in theming to surround its track, including a crashed plane, a helicopter and burnt-out fire engine. The ride's circuit will feature a number of unique elements, including an inversion at the top of its lift hill that leaves riders hanging upside down. This can be seen in a "point-of-view" video that was recently released by the park.

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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