Es wurden auch einige Fragen auf Facebook beantwortet.
First up: Josh Bosely:
Q. What are the silver bars with the black curved ends on the inner two seats?
A. These elements keep guest’s legs in a safe and comfortable position as they ride!Amber Barrett:
Q. What's the maximum g-force you will experience on the ride?
A. – A special meter will be strapped to the ride vehicles to measure the G-Force around the entire ride circuit – from this we can tell what the maximum G-Force is and where on the ride circuit it occurs.
Eric Wimp asked:
Q.How often do you have to change the wheels over a season?A. B&M have a worldwide reputation for producing high quality, robust ride systems - the wheels are a great example of this, and should easily last for an entire THORPE PARK operating season before they need to be replaced.
Leanne Swain asked:
Q. What is the top speed THE SWARM will reach?
A.The top speed has been theoretically calculated at around 92kph, but will be officially measured and recorded during the commissioning phase.
Q. Will there be camera's in the seats?
A. Live motion cameras will film of all the guests for the duration of their terrifying flight except those sat in the 1st row (simply because there is nothing in front of the 1st row to mount the motion capture cameras to)!
Charlie Thompson asked:
Q. Is there a specific software used to control the coaster?
A. The software and control system on THE SWARM is developed by the manufacturer and completely bespoke, with the programme being modified to meet operational requirements during commissioning.
Rob turner asked:
Q. How heavy is the unloaded train compared to 10 tonnes of Nemesis Invert?
A. The train alone weights close to 9 tonnes, but with people on board that figure approaches 12 tonnes – that’s about the same as a THORPE PARK Express Bus!
Ali Abdall-Razak asked us:
Q. Is there enough space for a tall person to completely raise his hands?
A. As long as they are 1.95m (6 ft 4.5 inches) tall or less, then yes there is!
Adam Kehoe asked:
Q. Will The Swarm ever be released backwards to give thrill riders a more terrifying experience as they face war?
A. One of the most thrilling elements of THE SWARM is the deliberate close proximity of the ride to the various ‘near miss’ elements around the track – guests won’t truly know they are far enough away until they’ve safely made it past! Running the train backwards would means these ‘near misses’ wouldn’t be seen until the guests had travelled beyond them, and the ride would therefore actually be less scary. Numerous components on the train would also have to be modified, making it very technically challenging.