Flamingo Land is set to open a new spinning tower ride in summer 2012, with the ride expected to be manufactured by Italian firm Zamperla.
Plans submitted to Ryedale District Council appear to show a Zamperla Vertical Swing ride, which is similar to the WindSeeker and SkyScreamer rides that have been installed at Cedar Fair and Six Flags parks in the US over the past 2 years. The ride is set to stand at 46 metres (150-feet) tall, and will be located next to the existing Wagon Wheels attraction.
Zamperla Vertical Swings are a vertigo-inducing variation on the classic "Chair-O-Plane" or "Waveswinger" attraction, and sees guests hanging from a central gondola in seats suspended by chains. The gondola rises to the top of the tower, spinning as it goes, offering guests views over a wide area.
Versions of the Zamperla ride have previously been installed at a number of theme parks around the world, including Dream Park in Cairo, Egypt. No name has been revealed for the new attraction, which will be the first major thrill ride installed at Flamingo Land since the addition of the Mumbo Jumbo roller coaster in 2009.
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