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Stealth

3,2,1 GO GO GO

About

In 2006, Colossus and Nemesis Inferno bowed down to their new big brother, the mighty Stealth. The Intamin-built hydraulic launched coaster themed to a 50’s speedway in little ol’ Amity Cove saw Thorpe Park break their 100ft mainland height restriction as the ‘top hat’ element took riders further skyward than ever before. Standing at a monumental 205ft, Stealth is one very imposing structure that can be seen from all around the park. Only the brave tackle the ride, which launches its riders from 0 – 80mph in 1.8 seconds. The only way you’ll ever feel the same acceleration is if you’re a pilot in a jet being launched of an aircraft carrier.

Once seated and fastened in, the train rolls into position. Riders in the two front seats can see the heat coming from the launch-dog as it rolls under the train, locking into place. All eyes are on the red light in front. A brief look up at the 205ft soaring ascent, and the sound of revving engines before the second, third, fourth and fifth red light appear. Then green. And in under two seconds you’re racing along the world-famous Amity Speedway before climbing the top hat. You’ll have seconds to savour the view of the park as you crest the enormous ride and plummet back down to earth, pulling up into an airtime hill before the gentle whirr of the breaks brings you to a smooth stop.

On rare occasions, Stealth’s train will not receive enough propulsion from the hydraulics required to complete its circuit. The result of this is that the train will perform a ‘roll back’. This is a normal occurrence and the train is designed to safely roll back into the station to reset for launch.

To Ride Stealth 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.

ManufacturerINTAMIN AG
TypeROCKET COASTER
Opened2006
Top Speed84 MPH
Max Height205 FT
FastrackFull Throttle, Ultimate, Stealth Pole Position, One Shot Stealth, Accelerator

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Audio

  • Stealth - Station Loop Download
  • Stealth - Launch Ready to go Download
  • Stealth - Ride End Download
  • Archive

    25/03/2005

    Ground work is now well underway, the Flying Fish and Model world have been totally removed and adverts have been placed around the site.

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    25/03/2005

    Ground work is now well underway, the Flying Fish and Model world have been totally removed and adverts have been placed around the site.

    26/04/2005

    There has been much progress since the last update, most of the land has now been leveled out and the area has been covered in shingle.

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    26/04/2005

    There has been much progress since the last update, most of the land has now been leveled out and the area has been covered in shingle.

    12/06/2005

    All the land is now clear and preparations for footers are now underway

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    12/06/2005

    All the land is now clear and preparations for footers are now underway

    02/07/2005

    Ground work is continuing, many of the footers are now complete.

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    02/07/2005

    Ground work is continuing, many of the footers are now complete.

    11/07/2005

    Footers for the huge hydraulic are almost complete, work is continuing on the footers for the main ride and the station.

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    11/07/2005

    Footers for the huge hydraulic are almost complete, work is continuing on the footers for the main ride and the station.

    17/07/2005

    More groundwork is happening around the area, the hydraulic room foundations are looking almost complete.

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    17/07/2005

    More groundwork is happening around the area, the hydraulic room foundations are looking almost complete.

    19/07/2005

    New adverts for Project Stealth are up comparing the rides height to other Thorpe park rides. The new adverts also correct the speed from 0-80mph in 4 seconds to 0-80mph in 2.5 seconds.

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    19/07/2005

    New adverts for Project Stealth are up comparing the rides height to other Thorpe park rides. The new adverts also correct the speed from 0-80mph in 4 seconds to 0-80mph in 2.5 seconds.

    26/07/2005

    The frame for the station is going up quickly and is starting to take shape, track is expected to be arriving soon.

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    26/07/2005

    The frame for the station is going up quickly and is starting to take shape, track is expected to be arriving soon.

    29/07/2005

    The old advertising banners have now been taken down showing off the new adverts which were recently put up comparing the height of stealth to other rides at Thorpe Park.

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    29/07/2005

    The old advertising banners have now been taken down showing off the new adverts which were recently put up comparing the height of stealth to other rides at Thorpe Park.

    24/08/2005

    The Station, Maintenance Shed and Winch House are now almost complete, track will be arriving on site any day now.

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    24/08/2005

    The Station, Maintenance Shed and Winch House are now almost complete, track will be arriving on site any day now.

    10/09/2005

    A large update showing the track is now being built at a rather fast rate, all the track shown in this update has been erected in the past 3 days.

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    10/09/2005

    A large update showing the track is now being built at a rather fast rate, all the track shown in this update has been erected in the past 3 days.

    13/09/2005

    Only 3 days since our last update and a lot has happened. The second supports for the top hat are in place, hydraulics are being installed, and work has started on installing the first pieces of track on the top hat structure, lots more brake fins have been installed on the launch track and the camelback hill lastly the station has wooden cladding installed, this will be painted and themed over the closed season.

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    13/09/2005

    Only 3 days since our last update and a lot has happened. The second supports for the top hat are in place, hydraulics are being installed, and work has started on installing the first pieces of track on the top hat structure, lots more brake fins have been installed on the launch track and the camelback hill lastly the station has wooden cladding installed, this will be painted and themed over the closed season.

    24/09/2005

    Work continues on the top hat, the final part is due to be lifted on 26th September 2005!

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    24/09/2005

    Work continues on the top hat, the final part is due to be lifted on 26th September 2005!

    26/09/2005

    Stealths 205ft Top Hat is topped of infront of a crowd of on-lookers changing the parks sky line for ever.

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    26/09/2005

    Stealths 205ft Top Hat is topped of infront of a crowd of on-lookers changing the parks sky line for ever.

    27/09/2005

    Just a day after being topped off, today a Pull Through test was completed using one of the trains cars.

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    27/09/2005

    Just a day after being topped off, today a Pull Through test was completed using one of the trains cars.

    28/02/2006

    Here are a selection of pictures of Stealth testing before its opening in March 2006.

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    28/02/2006

    Here are a selection of pictures of Stealth testing before its opening in March 2006.



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