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.
With the name and theme of ride being announced in August, The Swarm was already being advertised around the park. On site, the first sections of track had been erected, these being the trim brakes and turn before the final brake run. More track and supports were being stored in the area behind the ride. The majority of the steelwork for the station and connected maintenance building was also in place.