Next year is shaping up as the year of the tower swing ride, with variations of the thrill ride heading to six theme parks — and counting.
Six Flags Discovery Kingdom in Vallejo, Calif., on Thursday announced plans for a 150-foot-tall SkyScreamer tower swing ride for spring 2011.
SkyScreamer will be in the front of the park and rise to a height equal to Discovery Kingdom’s tallest roller coaster, the floorless Medusa.
The open-air swings, similar to classic wave swinger rides, will accommodate 32 riders. The swings will spin as they ascend the tower, reaching 43 miles per hour.