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Skyhawk is a Screamin' Swing built by S&S Worldwide at Cedar Point in Sandusky, Ohio. It is located in Frontiertown, next to Snake River Falls. It opened on May 6, 2006, the beginning of Cedar Point's 137th season. A similar ride, Xtreme Swing, opened at Valleyfair the same year.

Specifications Edit

Skyhawk is a Screamin' Swing type ride built by S&S Worldwide. The structure itself is 103 feet (31 m) tall at its highest point, the equivalent height of a ten-story building, making it the world's largest swinging thrill ride. It consists of two swinging arms, both 84 feet (26 m) tall, seating 20 across and 20 back to back (40 total). At full swing, the ends of the arms approach 125 feet (38 m) high off the ground—as high as a twelve-story building—and achieve a maximum velocity of 65 miles-per-hour—faster than most wooden roller coasters. The ride lasts about one minute, and can accommodate 800 passengers per hour. Riders must be 48 inches (120 cm) or taller. Riders are restrained by a lap bar.

Incidents Edit

  • On July 28, 2014, a cable supporting one of the carriages on the pendulum came lose, injuring two guests. One guest was treated on the scene, while the other was taken to hospital then released. Skyhawk reopened on August 1, 2014.

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