Thorpe Park

Experience a Rush like no other as you swing high up into the air above Lost City...

Theme ParkThorpe Park
Park AreaLost City
TypeGiant Swing
Opened27 May 2005 (replaced Eclipse)
ModelScreamin' Swing
Height 72 ft
Max Speed 45 mph
Capacity 768 riders per hour


Rush is a giant speed swing, which swings riders up 70 feet into the air at 45mph over Thorpe Park’s Lost City area.

Thirty two riders at a time take their seats, eight riders sitting on each side of Rush’s two arms which swing out in opposite directions. Rush features fairly minimal lap bar style restraints, meaning riders can feel very exposed at the top of each swing that reach a 104 degree angle at the peak.

When it opened, Rush was the tallest swing of its type in the world. It remains popular with park guests, giving a unique swinging experience amongst Thorpe’s large collection of flat rides.

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Rush Construction

Rush replaced Eclipse, which was removed from the park towards the end of the 2004 season. It was largely constructed at the beginning of the 2005 season and, after various teething troubles, opened in late Spring.


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