me, you are a fan of the Saw films I think you'll find a lot to like
about the rides theming. The station, and first part of the ride is
themed around the warehouse of the Saw films killer; Jigsaw. If you
look around the queue and station there are quite a few references
to the films, including a mock up of some of the traps, Jigsaws
workbench and sketches based on the sketches from the films.
part of the roller coaster is like an extreme dark ride, themed
around a trip around Jigsaw's warehouse, where he has set up various
traps you have to avoid. This section was slightly different,
depending if your in the first or second train to leave the station
after being loaded. In the first you go almost strait through, in
stop at various points with models and dialog playing. I preferred
the first train as it feels more wild and out of control, which I
found more exciting.
going to give away too many details about the warehouse away, as
there are a lot of good surprises I wouldn't want to spoil. It is an
excellent piece of creative design that you've got to try. My only
complaint is this section isn't longer, I would have loved it if
they had designed a full length ride like this.
second section is a more traditional afair. It starts with the
vertical hill lift and beyond vertical big drop which is a signature
feature on Eurofighter coasters such as this, Rage at Adventure
Island and Speed at Oakwood. The track design after this is also
great, with a good range of ride elements in a compact space. Sadly
it's not quite as exciting as Rage or Speed (well the Saw films are
known for inferior sequels) as it doesn't really flow
around the track quite as well. It still has a good pace and level
of excitement, but it's at a level that sets it as one of the best
of the rest, rather than up there with the best.
Personally I don't see this as a bad thing. After the initial
excitement has died off I see this fitting in to Thorpe Parks line
up as a
mid tier ride, a good support ride to the signature coasters. On
previous visits I've found Thorpe Parks weak mid tier, that over
relies on thrill rides, to be a problem. With this ride I think the
park now has a more comprehensive day out. This isn't quite a must
do attraction, but Thorpe Park already has several of those. This
ride fits into Thorpe Park's ride line up very nicely, and should be
one of the hi-lights of a day there.