I write this brief post in the queue for the Saw ride at Thorpe Park, the waiting time usually isn’t far off one of the movies but we got here nice and early. So what better what to get started than going on possibly the scariest roller-coaster I’ve ever seen.
I lost interest on this horror series a couple of films ago, but the well designed queue and the ongoing screams from visitors is doing a good job of making me aprehensive. Although nowhere near as much as Saw 3D, which was a woeful end to the series. Until the inevitable reboot.
The maze like queue leads
into a warehouse where atomspheric music and sound bites takes us to the instrument of our fear, a vertical climb rollacoaster full of twists and turns. Now I have never been a huge fan of scary rides, but I was determined to conquer my fear.
I’ve never felt so ill so fast. That was the worst 90 seconds of my life, it has finally toppled that time I accidentally watched the trailer for Alien Vs Predator 2 as the most distressing minute and a half I have experienced.
The ride spun me around, upside down, dragged me right and pulled me left and that vertical climb, my god. It felt like I was going to fall out backwards and fall to certain death. The drop was no better but we got a lovely view for the tenth of a second before we hurtled towards the ground at 900 MPH, it wasn’t really that fast ,it just felt like it as I screamed blue murder whizzing by.
Sadly my fear of scary rides isn’t conquered, my voice is shot through screaming my lungs out and the thought of going on it again makes me feel ill. Thanks to the on board camera every second of my roller-coaster ride to hell was captured, I couldn’t bring myself to buy it. Why would I want to keep a visual record of the time I was the most afraid?
The ride manages to mirror the movie franchise perfectly, it starts well but gets really nasty and unbareable towards the end. It certainly left more of a lasting impression than the last four Saw movies combined.
Onto the walk though live action Saw maze now.Pin It