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The Flying Fish is a powered steel roller coaster located at Thorpe Park in Surrey. The ride was known as Space Station Zero upon opening in 1984, until being moved outdoors in 1990. It was removed in 2005 to make way for Stealth, but reinstalled in a different location two years later.

Flying Fish
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Flying Fish Entrance
Thorpe Park
StatusOperating
Opening date1984 (1984) Opened
10 March 2007 (2007-03-10) Reopened
Cost£1 million Rebuild
General statistics
TypeSteel
ManufacturerMack Rides
DesignerBlauer Enzian
ModelPowered
Lift/launch systemPowered coaster
Height20 ft (6.1 m)
Drop13 ft (4.0 m)
Length767 ft (234 m)
Speed16.8 mph (27.0 km/h)
Inversions0
Capacity1,100 riders per hour
G-force2.1
Height restriction90 cm (2 ft 11 in)
WebsiteOfficial website
Fastrack available
Single rider line available
Handicapped/disabled access Wheelchair accessible
Must transfer from wheelchair
Flying Fish at RCDB
Pictures of Flying Fish at RCDB

HistoryEdit

 
The coaster

Space Station Zero opened in 1984 at Thorpe Park in England and was the park's first roller coaster, themed as a flight through outer space. After boarding, the train travelled around a bend through a tunnel of flashing lights. The ride did two laps of the track, the first in the dark and the second lit by glitter balls to appear as stars. The attraction closed in 1989 before being moved outside and renamed The Flying Fish.[1] In 2005 the ride was removed in to make room for the construction of Stealth.[1]

Flying Fish was reinstalled in 2007.[1] It is located in the Amity area between Depth Charge and Tidal Wave. The ride opened on March 10, 2007 with a new colour scheme, on-ride camera, and new lap bar restraints.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Thorpe Park History". Retrieved 2008-04-17.

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