Thrill seekers will have to wait about three weeks longer to experience the world's tallest swing ride.
- StarFlyer will be world's tallest swing ride at 450 feet
- Developer is pushing back opening date by 3 weeks
- 2 dozen guests at a time can swing at 60 mph
The developer, Unicorp National Developments, LLC, is announcing a new June 1, 2018 debut.
"Kids will be out of school," Unicorp president Chuck Whittall told us, hoping for a solid morning turnout.
The StarFlyer stands at 450 feet, which is 50 feet taller than the neighboring Orlando Eye. A concrete base the weight of about four Boeing 747s anchors it down. Two dozen guests can ride at once, swinging at 60 mph.
As of now, the building at the base will house a StarFlyer cafe, an ice cream shop, Westgate, and, of course, the attraction itself. Whittall describes the buildings as "Apple-esque," meaning they'll have a modern design with grays, and greens and glass.
Be sure to tune in to Spectrum News on June 1 for opening-day festivities.
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