Experience a Rush like no other as you swing high up into the air above Lost City...
|Theme Park||Thorpe Park|
|Park Area||Lost City|
|Opened||27 May 2005 (replaced Eclipse)|
|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.
Rush ride sign, with one of the ride's two giant air tanks behind
Rush towers above Lost City
Swinging on a summer afternoon
Flying high in the sky
Ready for another swing
About to plummet back to Earth
70 feet in the air
The range of facial expressions is impressive!
Rush: an experience like no other
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.
The old Eclipse site is boarded up
Concrete bases for the towers have been laid
The control box is in place
The towers are now largely constructed
Air tank in place beside the towers
Queueline being laid
Working on the top
Swinging arms attached