Thorpe Park readies Saw ride

First ever horror-themed rollercoaster opens to the public tomorrow (March 14th).
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Thorpe Park is readying for the opening of its new rollercoaster based on the horror film franchise Saw tomorrow (Saturday March 14th).

The ride - which is the first ever horror-themed rollercoaster - features a 'beyond vertical' drop of 100 degrees from a height of 100ft, a 'head chopper' effect and the actual Rack Trap from the set of the film Saw III.

"The decision was made to contact Lionsgate and Twisted Pictures to theme Thorpe Park's new rollercoaster around their Saw franchise, as we had held focus groups with young adults to test whether a horror themed ride would prove popular," a Thorpe Park spokesperson explained to Licensing.biz.

"Results showed unequivocal support for the use of horror theming and the general consensus was that a horror film IP would be a great addition."

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