Take a Ride on Six Flags' Texas Skyscreamer, the "Tallest Swing Ride in the World"
Because clearly, you can't have the world's tallest swing set without the world's tallest cowboys.
We were sad, distraught even, when Six Flags announced that it was closing the Flashback last summer. The news that it would be replaced by the 400-foot Texas Skyscreamer, and that the Skyscreamer would stand as the tallest swing ride in the world, failed to move us. No matter how tall, we thought, a swing set is still a swing set.
We've since come to terms with our loss and are ready to give the Texas Skyscreamer a second chance. The ride had its ribbon-cutting ceremony yesterday. (It was really more of a ribbon-branding since the fabric was severed using a Texas-shaped branding iron.) Video of the ride is after the jump. It's missing the Flashback's stomach-churning loop, but the views are fantastic.
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