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Saw The Ride

LIVE OR DIE? MAKE YOUR CHOICE..

About

2009 saw Jigsaw, the master criminal antagonist in the Saw films set up shop in an abandoned warehouse in a dark corner of Thorpe Park known only as ‘Saw Island’. Shrouded in mystery, the warehouse conceals the dark horror of Jigsaw’s deathly games from prying eyes. Occasionally, brave souls venture into the compound, lured in by the challenge of surviving Jigsaw’s ultimate trap. Boasting a vertical lift hill and a 100 degree ‘beyond vertical’ drop, the structure rivals Stealth as one of the most imposing rides at the park with its twisted black track, weaving in and out of traps and overgrown woodland.

Brave – or foolish – guests enter the warehouse and climb up to Jigsaw’s lair at the top of the building to the sound of screams echoing through the vast metallic emptiness. Upon boarding, riders are briefed on their challenge from Billy the Puppet before being taken deep into the yawning depths of Jigsaw’s warehouse. After the indoor section, you climb the 100ft vertical lift and plunge straight into an Immelman loop, quickly taking you behind the warehouse; the rest of the layout cleverly concealed from anyone not in the queue. Saw is one of Thorpe Park’s most popular and successful coasters, though it is also the one that splits opinion the most. One thing is for certain though – Jigsaw will test your body to the limit as Saw is one of Thorpe Park’s most intense coasters.

ManufacturerGerstlauer
TypeEurofighter
Opened2009
Top Speed55 MPH
Max Height100 FT
FastrackFull Throttle, Ultimate, Saw The Ride Front Row, One Shot Saw The Ride

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Audio

  • SAW - Ride End Download
  • SAW - Washroom Scene Download
  • SAW - Ride Start Download
  • Saw Plaza Download
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    01/06/2000

    These where the first of the plans submitted for the 2009 roller coaster SAW - The ride.

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    01/06/2000

    These where the first of the plans submitted for the 2009 roller coaster SAW - The ride.

    01/06/2000

    Here are the second set of plans for SAW - The Ride.

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    01/06/2000

    Here are the second set of plans for SAW - The Ride.

    01/07/2008

    Today Thorpe Park Mania took a trip down to Thorpe Park to bring you the latest updates from the 2009 coaster construction site, the first of many updates to come! Offices have moved onto the site as well as new diggers moving land.

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    01/07/2008

    Today Thorpe Park Mania took a trip down to Thorpe Park to bring you the latest updates from the 2009 coaster construction site, the first of many updates to come! Offices have moved onto the site as well as new diggers moving land.

    07/07/2008

    The 2009 Coaster area is a busy place as ground work continues making progress since our last update, in particular notice work continuing on one of the soon to be new access routes to the ride from the Colossus area. There have also now been adverts placed up for the new ride, in time for the busy summer to come.

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    07/07/2008

    The 2009 Coaster area is a busy place as ground work continues making progress since our last update, in particular notice work continuing on one of the soon to be new access routes to the ride from the Colossus area. There have also now been adverts placed up for the new ride, in time for the busy summer to come.

    12/07/2008

    Work continues with lots of activity happening on the site. Huge trenches have appeared in the area, which we assume is to house cabling for the ride. Holes are also being drilled into the ground, in preparation for the ride footers. More posters adverting the ride have also appeared since our last update.

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    12/07/2008

    Work continues with lots of activity happening on the site. Huge trenches have appeared in the area, which we assume is to house cabling for the ride. Holes are also being drilled into the ground, in preparation for the ride footers. More posters adverting the ride have also appeared since our last update.

    13/07/2008

    Today Thorpe Park released a sneak preview of their upcomming roller-coaster on their official YouTube account. The video has a very dark feel to it. "You survived Stealth. Conquered Colossus. Defeated Nemesis Inferno. But nothing can prepare you. In spring 2009 everything is going to change. The countdown has begun. 13.08.08." So looks like we have an opening, spring 2009. What will happen on 13.08.08? Time will tell. Stay tuned.

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    13/07/2008

    Today Thorpe Park released a sneak preview of their upcomming roller-coaster on their official YouTube account. The video has a very dark feel to it. "You survived Stealth. Conquered Colossus. Defeated Nemesis Inferno. But nothing can prepare you. In spring 2009 everything is going to change. The countdown has begun. 13.08.08." So looks like we have an opening, spring 2009. What will happen on 13.08.08? Time will tell. Stay tuned.

    20/07/2008

    Ground work continues on the Project Dylan site, much focus is around the area of the future station with the early stages of footers and huge foundations being created. Infilling is also continuing near colossus, which will be a future access route to the ride. See the pictures below for all the latest from today.

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    20/07/2008

    Ground work continues on the Project Dylan site, much focus is around the area of the future station with the early stages of footers and huge foundations being created. Infilling is also continuing near colossus, which will be a future access route to the ride. See the pictures below for all the latest from today.

    26/07/2008

    Little has changed since the last update, ground work is continuing on the future station area of the ride including the huge foundations being buried into the ground. Work is also continuing on the new access routes to the ride. More material has arrived on site for future foundation construction.

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    26/07/2008

    Little has changed since the last update, ground work is continuing on the future station area of the ride including the huge foundations being buried into the ground. Work is also continuing on the new access routes to the ride. More material has arrived on site for future foundation construction.

    09/08/2008

    Work has progressed on the huge foundations for the rides station, which is also currently being filled with concrete, Along with this, there has been a steady stream of new materials arriving on the site.

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    09/08/2008

    Work has progressed on the huge foundations for the rides station, which is also currently being filled with concrete, Along with this, there has been a steady stream of new materials arriving on the site.

    13/08/2008

    Today Thorpe Park released a new video, in what appears to be the first of many to come.


    The video is titled "Discovery" and starts with a wide shot of the park skyline, before sharply flicking to what appears to be a man covered in blood stains. The video then proceeds to construction site workers going about there day, until one of them discovers a red box buried in the ground, with 13 scratched into the lid. The construction worker opens the box, only to yelp and jump back, which the screen then cuts out. The date 13.09.08 appears, whilst in the background screams can be heard "Jim!", etc.


    To see the video yourself check it out below, or head over to the official Thorpe Park YouTube.

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    13/08/2008

    Today Thorpe Park released a new video, in what appears to be the first of many to come.


    The video is titled "Discovery" and starts with a wide shot of the park skyline, before sharply flicking to what appears to be a man covered in blood stains. The video then proceeds to construction site workers going about there day, until one of them discovers a red box buried in the ground, with 13 scratched into the lid. The construction worker opens the box, only to yelp and jump back, which the screen then cuts out. The date 13.09.08 appears, whilst in the background screams can be heard "Jim!", etc.


    To see the video yourself check it out below, or head over to the official Thorpe Park YouTube.

    17/08/2008

    Progress continues on the Dylan site, pile drivers are on-site which will be used to create the deep foundations required for the ride. Work has also been ongoing on the future station for the ride, and a future access route from the Colossus area.

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    17/08/2008

    Progress continues on the Dylan site, pile drivers are on-site which will be used to create the deep foundations required for the ride. Work has also been ongoing on the future station for the ride, and a future access route from the Colossus area.

    07/09/2008

    The huge slab foundation for the station has made alot of progress since our last update, and as you can tell from pictures, its going to be one huge station. There is also a deep underground part to the foundation but its not clear what this will be for yet. Other foundations have also started to be constructed, around the station area and behind Samurai.

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    07/09/2008

    The huge slab foundation for the station has made alot of progress since our last update, and as you can tell from pictures, its going to be one huge station. There is also a deep underground part to the foundation but its not clear what this will be for yet. Other foundations have also started to be constructed, around the station area and behind Samurai.

    11/09/2008

    Construction has really stepped up a gear now with track being put up and delivered at a rapid rate!


    The rides first drop is in place which is an almost vertical plunge into a huge trench round a bend into a break run. Station track is also being erected.

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    11/09/2008

    Construction has really stepped up a gear now with track being put up and delivered at a rapid rate!


    The rides first drop is in place which is an almost vertical plunge into a huge trench round a bend into a break run. Station track is also being erected.

    12/09/2008

    Today the Zero G section of Project Dylan has been completed. It's taken only 3 days to erect what you see so far

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    12/09/2008

    Today the Zero G section of Project Dylan has been completed. It's taken only 3 days to erect what you see so far

    13/09/2008

    It's that time of the month once again, the 13th, meaning THORPE PARK has once again released a new, rather cryptic, video. The whole video is centered around a statement issued by Peter Ronchetti, the parks Divisional Director. The statement reads as follows:

    On the 13th of August, a shocking development was made on the development site of Thorpes new roller coaster, involving a metallic box, and the disappearance of blue prints for the ride. The source and the contents of the box is currently unknown, but an internal investigation was immediately implemented. We cannot disclose details of the device activated when the box was opened, however a number of items were found inside, a key, a photo of an unknown individual, and this note:

    You have until the 13th of October to prepare yourself until I pull back the curtain and reveal the nightmare. Your time is running out.

    See the video for yourself on the parks official YouTube account

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    13/09/2008

    It's that time of the month once again, the 13th, meaning THORPE PARK has once again released a new, rather cryptic, video. The whole video is centered around a statement issued by Peter Ronchetti, the parks Divisional Director. The statement reads as follows:

    On the 13th of August, a shocking development was made on the development site of Thorpes new roller coaster, involving a metallic box, and the disappearance of blue prints for the ride. The source and the contents of the box is currently unknown, but an internal investigation was immediately implemented. We cannot disclose details of the device activated when the box was opened, however a number of items were found inside, a key, a photo of an unknown individual, and this note:

    You have until the 13th of October to prepare yourself until I pull back the curtain and reveal the nightmare. Your time is running out.

    See the video for yourself on the parks official YouTube account

    19/09/2008

    Today Thorpe Park Mania is very happy to present some exclusive on site photographs, supplied by Thorpe Park!


    The photos show the track up close and personal as well as in depth look onto the construction site. We can see what will eventually be the bottom of the lift hill, lifting pieces into place, the lift hill motor, and an assortment of other track goodness. Take a look below.

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    19/09/2008

    Today Thorpe Park Mania is very happy to present some exclusive on site photographs, supplied by Thorpe Park!


    The photos show the track up close and personal as well as in depth look onto the construction site. We can see what will eventually be the bottom of the lift hill, lifting pieces into place, the lift hill motor, and an assortment of other track goodness. Take a look below.

    21/09/2008

    Today the Immelman loop was completed. The ride is now really starting to take shape, pictures below.

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    21/09/2008

    Today the Immelman loop was completed. The ride is now really starting to take shape, pictures below.

    23/09/2008

    In todays update you can see more progress on the rides 2nd Inversion, which now is almost completed and will shortly be disappearing out of view into Canada Creek behind Samurai.


    Along with this, more track has been completed leading out of the inline twist which will be in the main building. Also visible in pictures, is what looks like the start of the huge station framework is being constructed.

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    23/09/2008

    In todays update you can see more progress on the rides 2nd Inversion, which now is almost completed and will shortly be disappearing out of view into Canada Creek behind Samurai.


    Along with this, more track has been completed leading out of the inline twist which will be in the main building. Also visible in pictures, is what looks like the start of the huge station framework is being constructed.

    25/09/2008

    We're very pleased to bring you another update, from the Project Dylan construction site. As we can see, the loop is now completed, as well as half the lift hill tower. Thanks to Thorpe Park for the photos.

    Disclaimer: It's very dangerous to enter construction sites, these pictures have been supplied by Thorpe Park.

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    25/09/2008

    We're very pleased to bring you another update, from the Project Dylan construction site. As we can see, the loop is now completed, as well as half the lift hill tower. Thanks to Thorpe Park for the photos.

    Disclaimer: It's very dangerous to enter construction sites, these pictures have been supplied by Thorpe Park.

    26/09/2008

    We are pleased to bring you some more shots right from the Project Dylan construction site this afternoon.


    This time we see the progress on the main vertical lift hill and the 100 degree beyond vertical drop! Thank-you to Thorpe Park for this update.

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    26/09/2008

    We are pleased to bring you some more shots right from the Project Dylan construction site this afternoon.


    This time we see the progress on the main vertical lift hill and the 100 degree beyond vertical drop! Thank-you to Thorpe Park for this update.

    27/09/2008

    Today the most iconic part of Thorpes new thrill machine was completed, the beyond vertical drop.


    The final parts were lifted into place this afternoon, transforming Thorpes skyline once again. The 97 degree drop is expected to allow the cars to reach speeds of over 50mph.

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    27/09/2008

    Today the most iconic part of Thorpes new thrill machine was completed, the beyond vertical drop.


    The final parts were lifted into place this afternoon, transforming Thorpes skyline once again. The 97 degree drop is expected to allow the cars to reach speeds of over 50mph.

    29/09/2008

    This update shows the completed Vertical lift hill and 100 degree beyond vertical drop in all its glory.


    Many thanks to THORPE PARK for the update.

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    29/09/2008

    This update shows the completed Vertical lift hill and 100 degree beyond vertical drop in all its glory.


    Many thanks to THORPE PARK for the update.

    09/10/2008

    The Project Dylan track has now been completed. In our latest update you can see the rides exciting layout which features many tight twists and turns.


    Now work will focus on the rides electrical systems, as well as the station building, which a lot of the frame work has already been constructed. Many thanks to THORPE PARK for the update.

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    09/10/2008

    The Project Dylan track has now been completed. In our latest update you can see the rides exciting layout which features many tight twists and turns.


    Now work will focus on the rides electrical systems, as well as the station building, which a lot of the frame work has already been constructed. Many thanks to THORPE PARK for the update.

    03/11/2008

    Saw - The Ride's huge station framework is now complete, only now are we able to see the huge scale of the rides Station Building Work is now continuing on the Stations cladding work, along with electrical installations at the ride.

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    03/11/2008

    Saw - The Ride's huge station framework is now complete, only now are we able to see the huge scale of the rides Station Building Work is now continuing on the Stations cladding work, along with electrical installations at the ride.

    19/11/2008

    We are pleased to once again bring you another update, right from Saw - The Ride's construction site! In our latest on-site update you can see some unique shots of twisting turning track behind Samurai, along with shots from one of the brake runs!

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    19/11/2008

    We are pleased to once again bring you another update, right from Saw - The Ride's construction site! In our latest on-site update you can see some unique shots of twisting turning track behind Samurai, along with shots from one of the brake runs!

    12/12/2008

    For the first time, Today THORPE PARK have shown us just a glimpse of just what we can expect from Saw - The Rides theming In our latest on-site update we show you the new "Head Chopper" theming element which has recently been installed on the ride, which relates to the concept art released previously

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    12/12/2008

    For the first time, Today THORPE PARK have shown us just a glimpse of just what we can expect from Saw - The Rides theming In our latest on-site update we show you the new "Head Chopper" theming element which has recently been installed on the ride, which relates to the concept art released previously

    23/12/2008

    In our latest on-site update, we can see more progress on theming, along with a first look Canada Creek Railway testing.. We are pleased to bring an early Christmas present for Thorpe Park fans, our latest update shows more of Saw's theming, part of the outside queue-line and how CCR re-construction has gone. Enjoy!

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    23/12/2008

    In our latest on-site update, we can see more progress on theming, along with a first look Canada Creek Railway testing.. We are pleased to bring an early Christmas present for Thorpe Park fans, our latest update shows more of Saw's theming, part of the outside queue-line and how CCR re-construction has gone. Enjoy!

    09/01/2009

    Happy New Year from Thorpe Park Mania! In our first update from the year we see an exclusive peak at the new ride cars Our latest set of pictures from Saw - The Ride construction coverage shows 2 images taken of the rides Cars. You can see in the images the cars will feature both the THORPE PARK logo and Saw - The ride logo, along with blood spats along the side

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    09/01/2009

    Happy New Year from Thorpe Park Mania! In our first update from the year we see an exclusive peak at the new ride cars Our latest set of pictures from Saw - The Ride construction coverage shows 2 images taken of the rides Cars. You can see in the images the cars will feature both the THORPE PARK logo and Saw - The ride logo, along with blood spats along the side

    24/01/2009

    Saw The Ride - First Testing Footage

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    24/01/2009

    Saw The Ride - First Testing Footage

    30/01/2009

    Saw - The Ride testing is now in full swing, and we are pleased to bring you pictures from that today! Our latest set of pictures show the highly detailed ride cars around various sections around the track

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    30/01/2009

    Saw - The Ride testing is now in full swing, and we are pleased to bring you pictures from that today! Our latest set of pictures show the highly detailed ride cars around various sections around the track

    04/02/2009

    In our latest Saw - The Ride update we see the latest developments, under 6 inches of snow! As you can see in the pictures, much progress as been made on the ride Queue Lines, along with the exterior Station theming. We also get a glimpse at the themed test seat waiting to be installed

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    04/02/2009

    In our latest Saw - The Ride update we see the latest developments, under 6 inches of snow! As you can see in the pictures, much progress as been made on the ride Queue Lines, along with the exterior Station theming. We also get a glimpse at the themed test seat waiting to be installed

    06/02/2009

    Today THORPE PARK have gave us more of a peek at whats to come from Saw - The Ride! In the latest picture from THORPE PARK we are able to see some of the exceptional detail going into the rides theming and surrounding area

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    06/02/2009

    Today THORPE PARK have gave us more of a peek at whats to come from Saw - The Ride! In the latest picture from THORPE PARK we are able to see some of the exceptional detail going into the rides theming and surrounding area

    14/02/2009

    With THORPE PARK opening its gates for the first day of the season, we saw more of what's to come from Saw - The ride.. As you can see from the pictures, the station theming, along with q lines and ride theming has been worked on.

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    14/02/2009

    With THORPE PARK opening its gates for the first day of the season, we saw more of what's to come from Saw - The ride.. As you can see from the pictures, the station theming, along with q lines and ride theming has been worked on.

    17/02/2009

    With THORPE PARK now open, we are able to see the fast pace of the continuing work on Saw - The Ride Work is currently being carried out on more of the rides theming, along with the rides future plaza, block paving and brick work is currently being laid across the site, along with fencing around the island. Work on the rides future queue line has also progressed.

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    17/02/2009

    With THORPE PARK now open, we are able to see the fast pace of the continuing work on Saw - The Ride Work is currently being carried out on more of the rides theming, along with the rides future plaza, block paving and brick work is currently being laid across the site, along with fencing around the island. Work on the rides future queue line has also progressed.

    22/02/2009

    Work has continued on theming elements around the ride, including the plaza area and queue lines.


    As you can see from the pictures, there has been much progress in the last few days. Signage has been put up at the entrance, which also reveals that there will be live actors in the queue line, also a Police car has appeared on site. Work on access to the rides island has been worked on. Barbed wire has also been put up on top of the chain link queue line

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    22/02/2009

    Work has continued on theming elements around the ride, including the plaza area and queue lines.


    As you can see from the pictures, there has been much progress in the last few days. Signage has been put up at the entrance, which also reveals that there will be live actors in the queue line, also a Police car has appeared on site. Work on access to the rides island has been worked on. Barbed wire has also been put up on top of the chain link queue line

    01/03/2009

    There has been much progress on the site since our last update, theming has been worked on around the whole area including the rides Shop and Entrance Signage.


    Themeing has continued on site, the entrance sign has been put up, aswell as the rides future shop themed. A cage walk though has been erected on the path towards the ride to protect guests from falling objects. Various signs have been put up, and waiting to be put up around the queue line and area.

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    01/03/2009

    There has been much progress on the site since our last update, theming has been worked on around the whole area including the rides Shop and Entrance Signage.


    Themeing has continued on site, the entrance sign has been put up, aswell as the rides future shop themed. A cage walk though has been erected on the path towards the ride to protect guests from falling objects. Various signs have been put up, and waiting to be put up around the queue line and area.

    07/03/2009

    We are now in the final stages of construction, the area has been cleared of most machinery and work to clean up for opening has started. Since our last update a few more themed signs have been put up around the area, the ride was testing, sound effects from the ride could be heard which included a police siren and Jigsaw's Laugh.. We look forward to riding on Thursday!

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    07/03/2009

    We are now in the final stages of construction, the area has been cleared of most machinery and work to clean up for opening has started. Since our last update a few more themed signs have been put up around the area, the ride was testing, sound effects from the ride could be heard which included a police siren and Jigsaw's Laugh.. We look forward to riding on Thursday!

    08/03/2009

    Today work was being carried out on the theming elements of the ride including the huge Saws above the first drop creating the head chopper effect. Today we saw a look at some of the rides impressive theming in action, after work being carried out on them throughout the day, Saw's head chopper blades were spinning later in the day, along with the police car's lights and the flickering entrance sign lights.

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    08/03/2009

    Today work was being carried out on the theming elements of the ride including the huge Saws above the first drop creating the head chopper effect. Today we saw a look at some of the rides impressive theming in action, after work being carried out on them throughout the day, Saw's head chopper blades were spinning later in the day, along with the police car's lights and the flickering entrance sign lights.

    12/03/2009

    Thorpe Park opened its gates to coaster clubs from across the world, to try out Saw - The Ride before opening to the public on Saturday 14th March.. Unfortunately all didnt go to plan!


    Saw - The Ride, was unfortunately unable to open due to a technical fault it suffered the night before. But, Thorpe Park still opened up the area for us to get a up close for the first time of some of the amazing theming which has been put up around the area. Saw - The Ride is planned to open for Annual Pass day tomorrow on Friday 13th March 2009.

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    12/03/2009

    Thorpe Park opened its gates to coaster clubs from across the world, to try out Saw - The Ride before opening to the public on Saturday 14th March.. Unfortunately all didnt go to plan!


    Saw - The Ride, was unfortunately unable to open due to a technical fault it suffered the night before. But, Thorpe Park still opened up the area for us to get a up close for the first time of some of the amazing theming which has been put up around the area. Saw - The Ride is planned to open for Annual Pass day tomorrow on Friday 13th March 2009.

    13/03/2009

    Today Saw - The Ride opened to guests for the first time with its Annual Pass event. Theming around the ride is incredible.


    Expect a full review and many more high quality pictures from the day later this evening. Many thanks to ride-guide.co.uk for the supplied images.

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    13/03/2009

    Today Saw - The Ride opened to guests for the first time with its Annual Pass event. Theming around the ride is incredible.


    Expect a full review and many more high quality pictures from the day later this evening. Many thanks to ride-guide.co.uk for the supplied images.

    31/03/2009

    Saw - The Ride has been open a few weeks now, and has received raving reviews from those who have rode the ride..


    The theming inside the building is incredible, with an exceptionally high attention to detail inside the building.  We thought for our last update from the following of the ride construction we would treat you to some spectacular images from every aspect of the ride.

    We hope you have enjoyed following the construction of Saw - The Ride on Thorpe Park Mania!

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    31/03/2009

    Saw - The Ride has been open a few weeks now, and has received raving reviews from those who have rode the ride..


    The theming inside the building is incredible, with an exceptionally high attention to detail inside the building.  We thought for our last update from the following of the ride construction we would treat you to some spectacular images from every aspect of the ride.

    We hope you have enjoyed following the construction of Saw - The Ride on Thorpe Park Mania!



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