World’s Highest Swing Ride Opens In Texas

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The world’s tallest tower swing ride was officially opened at the Six Flags Over Texas amusement park in Arlington on Saturday.

Those brave enough to ride this swing ride are taken to 400 feet up in the air.

The Texas SkyScreamer allows up to twenty-four riders to sit in open-air swings while spinning in a 124-foot circle at speeds up to 35mph.

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At its 40 story peak – and if the riders still have their eyes open – they can see not only Arlington, but also Dallas and Fort Worth.

‘We are thrilled to add the tallest swing ride in the world to our premier line up of rides and attractions,’ said Steve Martindale, park president of Six Flags Over Texas.

‘It offers the most unique ride experience for an attraction of this kind, and also lives up to the Texas mantra that everything is bigger in the Lone Star state!’

There are seven SkyScreamer rides located at theme parks throughout the U.S. but this latest one dwarfs the competition, the next tallest is in Georgia and is a mere 242 feet tall.

Due to the far greater height though, riders are spun at a reduced speed of 35mph compared to the usual 43pmh.

One of the first people to try out the new ride was ‘Cowboy’ Chris from local radio station 94.9 KLTY, he later posted footage on YouTube showing his reactions to the death-defying ride. Check out his reaction in the video below.

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Are you brave enough to ride the world’s tallest swing ride?

Source: Daily Mail

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