Lifestyle Alert: Elvis Impersonators Christen Six Flags' SkyScreamer in New Jersey
Tue, 22 May 2012 15:42:31
A total of 30 Elvis Presley impersonators clad in white and red jumpsuits were the first riders to take to the skies last week on Six Flags Great Adventure's new, extreme swing ride, the 24-story SkyScreamer.
Three dozen Elvises –Elvi?- in flight? How. Fucking. Cool.
SkyScreamer is the cornerstone of the park's newly-themed Adventure Alley, which offers guests a retro vibe and classic thrill attractions including Deja Vu, a music-themed scrambler and Air Jumbo featuring whimsical flying elephants. New bumper cars, Fender Benders, will open in Adventure Alley in June.
"SkyScreamer takes thrills to new heights," said park president John Fitzgerald. "Standing an imposing 24 stories tall, SkyScreamer has redefined our skyline and offers guests a 360-degree, bird's eye view of the property."
The newest sensation in tower rides, SkyScreamer takes traditional swing rides to the next level. Thirty-two guests board the ride and sit two across in open-air swings as they climb to the top of the SkyScreamer tower while spinning round and round. At full swing, guests soar in a 98-ft. circle at speeds of 40 mph high above the park below. My stomach dropped just writing this.
The ride will open to the general public May 23, which is tomorrow.
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