Saw, Thorpe Park, UK

Copyright: Thorpe Park

Copyright: Thorpe Park


Speed 3/5 or 4/5

Surprise factor 3/5 

Fear factor 4/5

Vertigo factor 5/5

Overall 5/5


Even though I’ve never watched the film ‘Saw’, I thought this ride was great. At the start, the puppet, Billy, tells you what’s going to happen on the indoor part of the ride – it’s part dark ride and partly outdoors, which is one of the best things about it. The vertical lift hill/100° drop in the middle was really fun too – at least for me (my mum was less of a fan…)!


Launched 13 March 2009

Cost £13.5 million

Duration 1 min 40 secs

Maximum speed 55mph (89kph)

Maximum height 30 metres

Maximum drop 30.3 metres

G force 4.8

Inversions 3