is a pneumatically powered pendulum ride
designed by S&S Power
. The ride was first installed and operated in 2004 at Knott's Berry Farm
in Buena Park
Design and operation
The original Screamin' Swing consists of a A-frame, supporting two arms. Each arm supports two rows of seating, back to back. The first Screamin' Swings developed had four seats per arm with two arms. The lowest variant is the four-seat/one-arm design, and the capacities increase to 8 seat, 16 seat, 32 seat, and 40 seat designs, all utilizing two arms. For two-arm models, the swings can operate individually or simultaneously (although in opposite directions) and are propelled by compressed air, provided by Ingersoll Rand
or Sullair compressors. These compressors disperse air into tanks located within the arms, the movement triggering actuators and cables to produce the motion.
The tallest Screamin' Swing in the world is Skyhawk
at Cedar Point
. It stands tall, swings to a height of , has a maximum arc of 120°, and can achieve a maximum speed of .
The Apollo’s Swing
at Mt. Olympus Theme Park
in Wisconsin Dells opened in 2007 as an upcharge attraction, and seats only four passengers, allowing it to achieve .
The first larger Screamin' Swing developed was Rush, located at Thorpe Park (UK). The ride stands at tall with a dynamic height of . It opened in May 2005 as 'The Worlds Biggest Full Throttle Speed Swing'.
A recently installed Screamin' Swing located in Glenwood... Read More