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The tallest swing ride in the world is the StarFlyer which is now standing in Orlando. Twenty-four people at a time will be taken above Orlando on the giant swing for three to four minutes, hitting a max speed of 40 miles per hour.
At 4 p.m. on June 1, 2018, Unicorp officially opened their new Orlando StarFlyer ride near the Icon Orlando 360 observation wheel to the general public. Guests are seated into double seat with seat belts and legs harness before rising up the 450 tower — which is 50 feet taller than the neighboring wheel — and rotating around it at speeds of up to 60 mph.
One of the interesting facts about the tallest swing ride is that it was built in Austria and transported to Orlando in 28 40-foot shipping containers. The StarFlyer required 1000 tons of steel, 6000 feet of steel cables, 8000 feet of electrical cables, 110,000 bolts and was all built on site.
Their official website mentions [The new Orlando StarFlyer is the “world’s tallest swing ride” standing at 450 feet. It is a unique attraction that appeals to both young and old, the adventurous and not so adventurous. Guests are seated in a double seat next to their friend, family or partner and are secured in their seats with seat belts and an in between the legs harness that can only be unlocked by the ride operator. Moving up and down and rotating around the giant tower at speeds of up to 45mph, no other attraction combines safety and thrills like the Starflyer].
This amazing ride which is considered one of the most visited tourist attractions has 24 seats (12 x 2 seats), has no age limit and the minimum height for the ride is 44 inches.
The price of the tickets is $12 per person ($10 if purchased online in advance), with repeat rides for $7. The attraction is open from noon to midnight daily, and a Star Bar is located in the courtyard for pre- and post-ride refreshments.
It is worth watching the video!
Source: Text; attractionsmagazine.com, starflyer.com
Image credit; starflyer.com
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