Saturday, October 22, 2016

Elitch Gardens Building 17 Story Star Flyer Ride for 2017 Season

© Elitch Gardens
A brand new thrill ride, a part of an overall $4 million in investments, has been announced for Denver's Elitch Gardens' 2017 season.  Named Star Flyer, the giant swing ride will offer spectacular views of Denver and the Rocky Mountains to riders as they swing around over 17 stories above the ground.

Star Flyer will be manufactured by Funtime, which also calls the brand of ride a StarFlyer.  The ride will seat a total of 48 passengers per cycle, swinging them upward in seats suspended by chains, to more than 170 feet in the air.  Riders will hit a maximum speed of 50 miles per hour while on Star Flyer.

Star Flyer will be Elitch Gardens' 7th new attraction in the past six years, and is planned to be ready for the park's sneak preview weekend starting on April 22nd, 2017.