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Texas Six Flags ride certified as tallest swing in the world


UPI News Service, 07/09/2013 

The towering swing ride at Six Flags over Arlington theme park has been certified as the tallest in the world, Guinness Book of World Records officials said.

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The Texas SkyScreamer, which stands at 402 feet, 10 inches, was crowned the "world's tallest swing carousel ride." It is 19 feet taller than the previous record-holder, a tower swing in Vienna, Austria.

Since the ride opened in May more than 100,000 people have gone up for a spin. The ride, which swings at a top speed of 35 mph, offers sweeping views of the Dallas and Fort Worth skylines, a park spokeswoman said.

A certificate authenticating the Guinness record is on its way, The Dallas Morning News said.


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