PHOTOS: New swing ride at Elitch Gardens spins riders 17 stories in the air

Posted at 3:21 PM, Apr 18, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-19 08:17:54-04

DENVER – This isn’t your typical carnival swing.

The Star Flyer is one of two new attractions at Elitch Gardens this year and it is not for the faint of heart.

The swing ride lifts riders 17 stories into the air while spinning around at up to 50 miles per hour.

The ride also has different patterns, so it will feel a little different each time you ride.

Click or tap the image below for more photos of the Star Flyer.

Also new this year is the Mega Wedgie, a set of three six-story water slides that will send you rushing toward the bottom at speeds up to 40 miles per hour. You'll be able to check out the Mega Wedgie when the water park opens at the end of May.

Season pass holders can check out Star Flyer this weekend and the park opens to the general public next weekend.

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