World-Class Thrill Ride Swings into Park for 2006
Xtreme Swing Ready to Launch on May 13
Call it a high-powered swing set; something you won’t find in your own backyard. New at Valleyfair in 2006 is Xtreme Swing, an air-launched thrill ride.
The $6 million attraction towers 100 feet tall and accommodates 40 passengers, who are seated back-to-back in two rows of 10 riders each on two giant swinging arms. Ride motion is that of a pendulum, suspended from an axle, swinging in an arc, back and forth – just like a child’s playground swing; except this ride takes you higher – up to 125 feet in the air and faster – up to 60 miles per hour.
“We’re excited to bring this thrilling, new attraction to Valleyfair,” states Larry MacKenzie, Valleyfair’s vice president and general manager. “It will bring back the kid in all of us.”
Xtreme Swing is designed by S & S Worldwide, Inc., based in Logan, Utah. S & S also designed Valleyfair’s popular ride – Power Tower.
Ride duration is about one minute and the ride capacity is 800 riders per hour. Guests must be 48 inches and taller to ride.
Construction for the ride was completed in December, and Santa Claus was the first official rider to take flight on December 19, 2005.
Animation of Xtreme Swing can be viewed by visiting valleyfair.com.
For more information, visit valleyfair.com or call 800-FUN-RIDE or 952-445-7600.
Valleyfair is owned and operated by Cedar Fair, L.P., a publicly traded partnership that is listed for trading on The New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “FUN”. In addition to Valleyfair, Cedar Fair owns and operates six other amusement parks, five water parks and one indoor water park resort.