Scream if you want to go higher! The world's highest swing ride opens in Texas to take thrill-seekers up to 400 FEET in the air
The Texas SkyScreamer sends people 400ft up in the air, while spinning at 35mph
By David Mccormack
PUBLISHED: 19:13 EST, 25 May 2013 | UPDATED: 22:41 EST, 25 May 2013
The world’s tallest tower swing ride, which sends those foolhardy enough to get on-board a whopping 400 feet up in the air, was officially opened on Saturday at the Six Flags Over Texas amusement park in Arlington.
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.
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.
Prepare for the ride of your life: The world's tallest tower swing ride sends those foolhardy enough to get on it a whopping 400 feet up in the air
Everything bigger in Texas: The ride was officially opened on Saturday at the Six Flags Over Texas amusement park in Arlington
‘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.
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 35 mph