Colossus is basically Thorpe Park's equivalent of Nemesis. Also in my opinion it's proof that landscaping and environment interaction are better than theming/decoration. Colossus has very little theming but the area creates a stunning atmosphere due to it's design with the pathways over the track, lakes and foliage. Sadly they let the area and ride rot and it's now unbearable in all but a few seats not to mention shoehorning SAW in next door landlocking Colossus. It's still far more pleasurable than being around destructive themes personally. Vampire is much the same but it also has a great sense of theatre and that cool dark contrast with the bavarian village. The Swarm IS the best themed ride in the country ahead of Nemesis, but it lacks several of the fundamental features that make a great theme park ride that John Wardley used to incorporate. If the coaster was longer, interacted more with the ground and lake, if the area was properly landscaped and provided areas for spectators to watch and relax, the ride queue was stretched around the island (making it seem like an adventure and creating a narrative before riding) rather than being an arduous never ending cattlepen and if the area made more sense thematically as to what it was before the destruction with some use of clever British humorous touches Amity Cove style then it would probably be the best themed ride in the country. It's good but it's just not inspiring to anyone other than your standard teenage clientèle. Yet, even they're not mad for it. I'm aware my profile picture features the ride's theming which is generally striking but overall it lack details and clever design which is what I appreciate.