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Re: The Swarm

Fri Jan 29, 2016 5:47 pm

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Re: The Swarm

Fri Jan 29, 2016 6:15 pm

Morgan wrote:
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That is pretty much what they said in the tweet that I've linked to on the previous page....
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Re: The Swarm

Fri Jan 29, 2016 6:16 pm

Oh, I hadn't seen that [emoji14]
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Re: The Swarm

Fri Jan 29, 2016 6:29 pm

This will be very interesting, was never a fan of Brave it Backwards and so if the seating is returned to forward I will be more than happy! :)
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Re: The Swarm

Sat Jan 30, 2016 9:18 am

Agreed. I have feint memories of back row forwards and I recall it being pretty intense. Never been a fan of backwards, felt and looked like a gimmick. Interesting times ahead.


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Re: The Swarm

Sat Jan 30, 2016 11:24 am

I always preferred going on it backwards, that's a shame, does anyone know why they're changing this now? I can't see any obvious reason why they would choose to change it.
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Re: The Swarm

Sat Jan 30, 2016 2:12 pm

I can't remember if I have ridden back row on The Swarm during 2012, but while fun, the backwards element does not bother me so much now. I think that was evident for Thorpe after the 2013 season too, as passes were soon phased out in 2014 and to my knowledge non existent in 2015.
It will be a shame not to have the option, but I wouldn't rule out its return in a few years time with Thorpe heavily marketing the BIB aspect again.
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Sat Jan 30, 2016 4:03 pm

I'm really quite gutted about this, it's not as if it wasn't popular as it almost always had the back rows filled. It also means that Thorpe Park (and the theme park industry) are being stripped of a unique experience.

I think the worst part of this is the fact they are likely going to be covering this up with GHOST TRAIN's hype which is really quite disappointing - oh well, on the bright side, the lucky people to experience the sensation of falling backwards down the initial drop will be able to say that they have had an experience that no one will have ever again!
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Re: The Swarm

Sat Jan 30, 2016 6:55 pm

Owen wrote:
I think the worst part of this is the fact they are likely going to be covering this up with GHOST TRAIN's hype which is really quite disappointing - oh well, on the bright side, the lucky people to experience the sensation of falling backwards down the initial drop will be able to say that they have had an experience that no one will have ever again!


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Re: The Swarm

Sat Jan 30, 2016 6:57 pm

I personally thought backwards was a genius idea, it effectively gave the ride 2 rows of front seats, albeit one was backwards, with completely unrestricted views front and back, most roller-coasters only offer an unrestricted view on one row of the train, not 2!
 
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Re: The Swarm

Sun Jan 31, 2016 4:23 pm

I'm really happy that Thorpe Park have made the decision to reverse The Swarm to its original direction.

It was an awful experience. It made me feel ill and the cars on the back end of the train looked just bizarre going in a backwards direction.

Great decision, in my opinion. It's popularity was dwindling by the end of 2015.
 
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Re: The Swarm

Sun Jan 31, 2016 6:10 pm

So upset that the back two rows will face forwards again, the experience of riding it backwards was incredible, and I'll definitely miss it.
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Re: The Swarm

Tue Feb 02, 2016 5:53 pm

I think it's a shame to see it go. Although I personally preferred forwards I also enjoyed backwards and always rode both. It made people want to ride it twice. People who didn't enjoy it could simply avoid it. I think it's a bad decision and I can see a lot of people bringing it up on social media. Unless this year is designed to do that so that next year they can bring it back "due to popular demand" and hype it again


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Re: The Swarm

Thu Mar 03, 2016 2:09 pm

SouthParks Facebook page have just posted a video of The Swarm testing with all rows facing forward, confirming that Brave It Backwards has left the coaster.
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Re: The Swarm

Thu Mar 03, 2016 5:03 pm

I'm actually really happy this has happened, wasn't really a fan of BiB and made the queues dreadful when it ran one train, like the main part of last season. Exciting times ahead.
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Re: The Swarm

Fri Mar 04, 2016 10:04 am

I'm really looking forward to trying out back row Swarm facing forwards.

Glad to see the back of Brave It Backwards.
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Re: The Swarm

Fri Mar 04, 2016 3:21 pm

I'm certainly excited about enjoying the back row forwards again as it was my favourite area of the ride to sit even if it does remove the rather unique views you got whilst riding backwards before.
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Re: The Swarm

Sun Mar 06, 2016 10:55 pm

Just wondered if anyone has the instrumental music for the Swarm queue line or is it a case of the park don't want to release it? First time I went on it I was humming that bass for days.
 
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Re: The Swarm

Sun Mar 06, 2016 10:58 pm

Most of the music is a song called The Swarm by You Me At Six. The instrumental version could be what your thinking of [emoji3]
 
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Re: The Swarm

Sun Mar 06, 2016 11:37 pm

Sawboss wrote:
Just wondered if anyone has the instrumental music for the Swarm queue line or is it a case of the park don't want to release it? First time I went on it I was humming that bass for days.


There's a YouTube video by coolcabbage43 that is the area music, pretty good quality, I'll send you the link if you can't find it. :)
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