Six Flags has signed a deal with Funtime to supply two Star Flyer rides in 2011.
Opening in the spring, the attractions will be called SkyScreamer and go into Six Flags St Louis in Missouri and Six Flags Discovery Kingdom in California. Each will be take guests high over the park, feet dangling and hair blowing.
In St Louis, SkyScreamer will become the tallest attraction in the park, standing 236ft-tall in the Illinois section of the park near the Screamin’ Eagle ride. Six Flags Discovery Kingdom’s version of the ride will be 150ft in height, equivalent to the park’s tallest rollercoaster, Medusa.
With a 32-person capacity, each SkyScreamer will spin passengers round and round the tower in twin seats suspended by chains as they move higher and higher towards the sky. By day, riders will have a bird’s eye view for miles away. After dark, SkyScreamer will light up the night.
“SkyScreamer brings yet another new experience to our line-up of thrills that is unlike any other we have in our theme park right now,” states Six Flags St Louis park president, Dave Roemer.