Wednesday, May 20, 2009

World's First S&S Free Fly Prepares to Take Off

© 2009 Skara Sommarland

It's a bird! It's a crane! It's an S&S Free Fly!

Skara Sommarland in Sweden opens on May 30, and if all goes well, so will the world's first S&S "Free Fly" roller coaster. Dubbed Tranan, which translates to "The Crane", the ride will feature unique 8-passenger vehicles (parts of which are pictured above) themed to resemble the ride's namesake. If you're wondering where you're going to ride, well...How about on the sides of the vehicle? It is a crazy--er, innovative--concept for sure! One never knows how such drawing board ideas will work out in the real world, so we'll have to wait and see.

The park has been documenting the construction of this one-of-a-kind creation via a blog, and there are lots of great photos to be seen there. Unfortunately I have yet to make good on my New Year's resolution to learn Swedish, so I can be of no assistance to you on the translation! So just enjoy the pretty pictures for now, and perhaps one of our more linguistically talented readers can fill us in on the details!