Xtreme Swing

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Xtreme Swing
Xtreme Swing.jpg
Xtreme Swing in full operating
Valleyfair
Coordinates 44°47′56.71″N 93°27′25.32″W / 44.7990861°N 93.4570333°W / 44.7990861; -93.4570333Coordinates: 44°47′56.71″N 93°27′25.32″W / 44.7990861°N 93.4570333°W / 44.7990861; -93.4570333
Status Operating
Cost $6 million
Opening date 2006
Replaced Northern Lights
General statistics
Manufacturer S&S Worldwide
Model Screamin' Swing
Height 100 ft (30 m)
Drop 125 ft (38 m)
Speed 60 mph (97 km/h)
Capacity 800 riders per hour
Vehicles 2
Riders per vehicle 40
Rows 2
Riders per row 20
Duration 1 minute
Height restriction 48 in (122 cm)
Restraints Lap bar
Fast Lane available

Xtreme Swing is a thrill ride located at Valleyfair in Shakopee, Minnesota.

Specifications[edit]

Xtreme Swing is a Screamin' Swing type ride built by S&S Worldwide. The structure itself is 100 feet (30 m) tall at its highest point, the equivalent height of a ten-story building, making it the world's second largest swinging thrill ride, Skyhawk at Cedar Point being the largest. It consists of two swinging arms, both 84 feet (26 m) tall, seating 20 across and 20 back to back (40 total). At full swing, the ends of the arms approach 125 feet (38 m) high off the ground—as high as a twelve-story building—and achieve a maximum velocity of 60 miles-per-hour—faster than most wooden roller coasters. The ride lasts about one minute, and can accommodate 800 passengers per hour. Riders must be 48 inches (1,200 mm) or taller. Riders are restrained by a lap bar.[1]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Xtreme Swing screaming into Valleyfair next year". COASTER-net.com. 2005-09-24. Retrieved 2013-01-24. 

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