Flying Fish (roller coaster)
Flying Fish Entrance
|Park section||Amity Beach|
|Opening date||1983. Reopened March 10, 2007|
|Cost||£1 million to Rebuild|
|Lift/launch system||Powered coaster|
|Height||20 ft (6.1 m)|
|Drop||13 ft (4.0 m)|
|Length||767 ft (234 m)|
|Speed||16.8 mph (27.0 km/h)|
|Capacity||1,100 riders per hour|
|Height restriction||90 cm (2 ft 11 in)|
|Flying Fish at RCDB
Pictures of Flying Fish at RCDB
The Flying Fish is a powered steel roller coaster located at Thorpe Park in Surrey. The ride was known as Space Station Zero when it was new in 1983 and was re-themed in 1990. It was removed in 2005 to make way for Stealth, a new roller coaster built for 2006, only to be reinstalled in 2007 in another area of the park.
Space Station Zero opened in 1983 at Thorpe Park in England and was Thorpe Park's first roller coaster. This indoor, space-themed ride was inspired by Space Mountain at Walt Disney World. From the outside the building appeared to be a Georgian house but inside was themed around a space station. After boarding, the train travelled around a bend before being launched into space 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. In 2005 the ride was removed in to make room for the construction of Stealth.
Flying Fish was reinstalled in 2007. It is located in the Amity Beach 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.
- "Thorpe Park History". Retrieved 2008-04-17.