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Quantum
Photo: Thorpe ParkQuantum: n. The smallest quantity of physical property a system can possess.

In Short

Quantum is a jerky and nauseating Magic Carpet ride, tucked away in a corner of Lost City.

Fact File

Opened 2003 Manufacturer Fabbri
Ride Type Magic Carpet Official Rating Thrilling and Fun
On Ride Photo No Fastrack No
Height Restriction Min 1.2m Chest Restriction No

Photos

Entrance Ride in motion About to reach the top Riders' hands
Close up Looking up From Rush
Ride sign Flying high Close up of one side

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TTP Review

Quantum is a Fabbri Magic Carpet, which places 40 people on a "carpet" seated in rows facing each other. The carpet rises and falls, being powered by 4 arms that rotate in wide circles: 2 at either ends of the platform. This motion gives riders a great feeling of weightlessness, and even some elusive airtime. The fact that riders sit opposite each other, on either half of the carpet, means that guests can watch each other's expressions, which certainly adds to the ride experience.

Unfortunately, Quantum is also quite a jerky ride, and it may hurt your back or neck with its harsh movements. It is showing its age badly too, with some of the original themeing no longer present on the ride. It is also not for people who get queasy - it can easily make you sick. This, along with the fact it has a high throughput, means that Quantum usually has short queues.

If you have a strong stomach, enjoy negative Gs, and don't mind being bumped around a bit, then Quantum provides a good distraction. It makes a great use of a small space and is relatively unique in Thorpe's flat ride lineup. By no means a blockbuster attraction, give it a go if queues are short.

Positives:

  • Thrilling ride packed into a small space.
  • Quite often has tiny queues.

Negatives:

  • Not particularly well built - the ride violently shakes when it is in operation.
  • Nauseating.
  • In the shadow of other, bigger and better flat rides.
Verdict:
Themeing/Presentation OneOneZeroZeroZero
Smoothness/Comfort OneOneOneZeroZero
Enjoyment/Fun OneOneOneZeroZero
Intensity/Scariness OneOneOneZeroZero
Overall OneOneOneZeroZero

Your Reviews

"This ride looks sweet and innocent before boarding, but once seated you realise it's a full throttle intense ride which will make you scream for more!"
Matt, Hampshire, UK.

"A really fun ride, but don't put your hands up when going backwards because you can bang them on the seats in front. I'd definitely go on it again though! It's good fun!"
Katie, Bookham, UK.

"A good ride which is really quite thrilling. Although it made me feel a bit sick!"
Will, Woking, UK.

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