Stealth is a great addition to Thorpe Park, and the UK’s line up of roller coasters. For anyone who hasn’t experienced this style of roller coaster before, I think you will be completely blown away by it. The launch is the fastest in Europe, and standing at over 200 feet tall it is one of Europe’s tallest roller coasters. For those of you that have ridden Top Thrill Dragster or Kingda Ka in the USA, you may find it tame, which is my conclusion of the ride.
The launch is solid and fun, but my favorite part of the ride of the two moments are powerful negative g’s delivered at the crest of the Top Hat and at the top of the bunny hill, you really feel like you are going to be thrown from your seat, but it can be slightly uncomfortable on your shoulders due to the overhead restraints.
It’s a shame that the brakes are on the downside of the bunny hill, as it brings the airtime to a sudden stop, but there is literally no more room after the hill for a brake run, and maybe the g’s could be too excessive without it.
All in all Stealth is a great fun ride, but the novelty kind of wears off after a couple of laps, or if you have ridden some of the larger and faster Rocket Coasters elsewhere in the world.