Busch Gardens Tampa Bay in 2023, the park announced this morning.The world's tallest Screamin' Swing ride is coming to
Serengeti Flyer will swing riders up to 135 feet in the air on twin dueling arms above Busch Gardens' Serengeti Plain. With a 105-foot frame, Serengeti Flyer reach a top speed of 68 miles per hour, making it the fastest of its model, too. (Which should be implied from its record height because, you know, physics and math.) Up to 40 people at a time will be able to ride the attraction, which will have a height requirement of 48 inches.
"We believe that Serengeti Flyer will be the perfect high-thrill addition to our world-class portfolio of attractions," Park President Neal Thurman said.
Serengeti Flyer follows the 2019 installation of another S&S Screamin' Swing, Finnegan’s Flyer, at sister Busch Gardens Williamsburg in Virginia. [Read Russell Meyer's review: Finnegan's Flyer opens at Busch Gardens Williamsburg.] That installation reaches a swing height of just 80 feet with a top speed of 45 mph, so Florida definitely gets the "bigger little brother" here. Serengeti Flyer matches the specs of the recently installed Tidal Surge at SeaWorld San Antonio, since SeaWorld increasingly appears to be buying in bulk when it orders new attractions.
Here's a look at the construction progress for Serengeti Flyer.
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