With warnings that the end of the world was nigh, Thorpe Park commenced construction of LC12, a Bolliger & Mabillard wing coaster eventually revealed as The Swarm.
As Fright Nights got underway, and with the name and theme of The Swarm being announced back in August, the ride was already being advertised around the park. On site, the first sections of track had been erected, these being for the trim brakes and turn before the final brake run, as well as the footers for the rest of the layout. More track and supports could be seen being stored in the area behind the ride. Also, the majority of the steelwork for the station and connected maintenance building was also in place.
Progress continued at a fast pace, and during the next few days the lift hill was topped off, more track and supports for the initial drop were erected (with another track section lifted into place in these photos), along with the low-to-ground track that will sweep around the water and helicopter.