'StarFlyer' spinning swing tower to open June 1
ORLANDO, Fla. (WOFL FOX 35) - Another new thrill ride is set to open along International Drive in the coming weeks. Originally slated for a May 11 opening, the date has now been pushed to June 1.
The StarFlyer is a spinning swing that will stand over 400 feet tall, seat 24 riders in 12 double seats, spinning at 40-60 miles an hour -- sickness bags not included.
This StarFlyer will be the tallest in the world, says the developer of the attraction, Orlando-based Unicorp National Development Inc.
"This week probably, you'll see it start to move at the speeds it's going to get up to," said Ritchie Armstrong with The Orlando StarFlyer. "We know that it's going to blow everyone away."
The StarFlyer is located at The Vue at 360 complex, which is near another one of Unicorp's properties, I-Drive 360, home to the 400-foot-tall Orlando Eye.