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Slammer

A FULL THROTTLE, FREE FALL EXPERIENCE

About

Slammer was one of two new rides open for the 2005 season, along with Rush. Built by S&S Worldwide, it is the only existing ‘Sky Swat’ in the world – a truly unique ride! Shaped like a giant fly swatter, the ride takes you up to an impressive 75ft before flipping riders over their heads in the world’s only free-fall ride experience! At its highest point, Slammer rips through the sky at a whopping 105ft at 35mph, standing proud next to Colossus and towering over X. After three sky-flying, head-first rotations, the whole gondola slows down and flips you back over again. The ride rotates faster than its earlier years and is one of Thorpe Park’s most intense flat rides.

You won’t know which way up the world is meant to be as you roll over and over and over again. Forces both significantly above and below true gravity are submitted on your whole body, lifting you out of your seat as you plummet to the ground and forcing it back into your seat when you’re pulling back skyward. The ride rotates faster than its earlier years and is one of Thorpe Park’s most intense flat rides. It’s a thrill you can only find at Thorpe Park, so be sure to add it to your list of must-do rides when you visit or you’ll be missing out!


Despite being so tall, Slammer can often be hard to locate. It can be found if you walk through to the very end of the Lost City area and turn right as you approach Samurai. Walk through to Canada Creek and Slammer will appear on your right.

To Ride Slammer you must be at least 1.4m tall. People approaching a chest measurement of 51 inches should try the test seat at the entrance or speak with a rides host. There is a maximum rider weight limit of 110kg (17.32st)

ManufacturerS&S Power
TypeSky Swat
Opened2005
Top Speed29 MPH
Max Height105 FT
FastrackUltimate, One Shot Slammer

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Audio

  • Slammer - Pre Load Download
  • Slammer - Ride End Download
  • Slammer - Ride Start Download
  • Archive

    09/01/2005

    Slammer construction has begun, 2 of the main 4 arms are now up shown in pictures below.

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    09/01/2005

    Slammer construction has begun, 2 of the main 4 arms are now up shown in pictures below.

    05/02/2005

    All 4 of the main arms are now up, including the additional 4 supporting arms.

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    05/02/2005

    All 4 of the main arms are now up, including the additional 4 supporting arms.

    25/02/2005

    Some clearer pictures of the ride, very little difference between this update and the update earlier in the month.

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    25/02/2005

    Some clearer pictures of the ride, very little difference between this update and the update earlier in the month.

    05/03/2005

    Testing has begun, in these pictures for the first time we see the huge seating paddles, testing at this stage just involves the ride raising and lowering.

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    05/03/2005

    Testing has begun, in these pictures for the first time we see the huge seating paddles, testing at this stage just involves the ride raising and lowering.

    15/03/2005

    Slammer's testing is now in full swing, running with and without water dummys, the ride is due to open very soon slightly behind schedule. 

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    15/03/2005

    Slammer's testing is now in full swing, running with and without water dummys, the ride is due to open very soon slightly behind schedule. 



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