New Ride Puts You 400 Feet in the Air on a Swing: VIDEO


A new ride at Six Flags in Arlington, Texas lifts thrillseekers 400 feet in the air in a chair swing. Wheeeeee!

Check it out, AFTER THE JUMP...

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  1. We'll, that's not a faint away from a fatality.

    Posted by: jcloud | May 25, 2013 7:28:41 PM

  2. You just know somebody is gonna be slingshot outta there one day.
    Maybe deliberately.

    Posted by: JONES | May 25, 2013 7:41:28 PM

  3. No.

    Posted by: Arkark | May 25, 2013 8:10:31 PM

  4. Since it's in Texas, you know it'll be subject to frequent and stringent safety inspections.

    Posted by: Merv | May 25, 2013 8:28:30 PM

  5. no thanks. it's not the heights, it's the repetitive circular swinging. blergh.

    Posted by: gomez | May 25, 2013 8:47:09 PM

  6. My stomach dropped just reading the headline. There's no way ever I could do that.

    Posted by: theonlyhankinla | May 25, 2013 8:48:40 PM

  7. Weeee! Looks like fun.

    Posted by: LJC | May 25, 2013 9:37:12 PM

  8. Ok. I LOVE thrill stuff but I discovered I had my limits on a lovely ride known as The Dungeon Drop at Six Flags Astroworld in Houston, TX. I think it lifted you up ~280 ft before you plummeted back a rock!

    I don't think I breathed the whole way down. I was in shock. My brother had to peel me out of the seat. I had a like an air bubble sensation in my chest.

    Never. Again.

    Posted by: daws | May 25, 2013 9:55:41 PM

  9. No big deal.

    I've been suspended from the end of a rope with a lot more than 400 feet of air below me, and in just a harness, not a nice comfortable chair. It wasn't stressful either, although some physical effort was needed - didn't have a machine to haul me up automatically.

    Posted by: Bill | May 25, 2013 10:39:36 PM

  10. the swing chairs at carnivals - to me - are the single most scary ride of all amusement park rides - I can handle crazy rollercoasters...but something about hanging in a swing... that ride is my nightmare, haha

    Posted by: steve | May 25, 2013 10:46:05 PM


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    Posted by: mike | May 26, 2013 1:12:49 AM

  13. they have oneof these at knotts berry farm for all you Angelinos

    Posted by: nick | May 26, 2013 1:57:12 AM

  14. The Knotts Berry Farm one broken twice last year. Each time, riders were stuck for over 3 hours at about 300 feet off the ground.

    Posted by: alex | May 26, 2013 2:23:01 AM

  15. Uhm, no. I rode something similar at Coney a couple years ago and started into a panic attack thinking all I wanted to do was unlatch myself a step off. FU@KING never again.

    Posted by: Marc C | May 26, 2013 2:59:03 AM

  16. Do they have a puke catcher at the base?

    Posted by: saunakarhu | May 26, 2013 3:20:22 AM

  17. I did the comparative;y tame one in Vegas and it was sort of like being in hell.

    Posted by: Paul R | May 26, 2013 3:50:28 AM

  18. What waste of money. All that way up and all you see around you is the polluted garbage dump that is Texas.

    Posted by: Carter | May 26, 2013 4:07:24 AM

  19. What waste of money. All that way up and all you see around you is the polluted garbage dump that is Texas.

    Posted by: Carter | May 26, 2013 4:07:28 AM

  20. I've heard Gov. Rick Ferry says he can see Palin's Back Yard from up atop that new fangled whirlymajig.

    Posted by: james | May 26, 2013 8:48:47 AM

  21. Now that would be fun.

    Posted by: Tom | May 26, 2013 9:28:48 AM

  22. Just wait for the day this thing malfunctions. And it well. Law of averages. When I was a little kid I used to hate taking the EL Train [elevated subway train] with my mom. It would always tilt really far to one side, and I was convinced it would tip over while I was on it. Sure enough, years later, I found it did in fact tip and fall into the street below on at least 4 occasions, first in the late 1920s. Thanks to the internet I found pictures of all the accidents.

    No thanks, I'll pass. Planes and cars on highways you have to do. I'm not going to push it riding this thing.

    Posted by: ratbastard | May 26, 2013 10:17:48 AM

  23. how often are they gonna be checking the CHAIN LINKS for seperation/wear and tear? NO way id do that....

    Posted by: disgusted merikkkan | May 26, 2013 10:36:56 AM

  24. I've avoided rides since I got stuck on one that lost power at age 7 or 8 or so. I had to hold on for dear life on a slippery seat for an hour with my cousin.

    Posted by: anon | May 26, 2013 10:49:56 AM

  25. Says it's the tallest swing ride in the country at 400 ft, but the Insanity atop the Stratosphere in Las Vegas is over 1000.

    Posted by: Bill | May 26, 2013 11:05:51 AM

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