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Flying Trapeze
Website: The Great Escape Homepage
Ride Type: Swing
Ride Status: Running
Average Rating: 3.4286
TPC Overall Rank: Rides need more than 25 reviews to be ranked.
Reviews: 9
Last Review: 6/3/2007 10:51:00 PM
In User Top 10: 1 times.
User Tracker Count: 21 times.

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4 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up degener8 on 6/3/2007 10:51:00 PM
Good yo-yo ride, in a nice area. Also looks great at night.

3 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up biosciking on 1/16/2007 8:03:00 PM
This is a very good swing ride. As the previous reviews have mentioned, it has a nice placement on a hill, it gives a long ride, and it actually rotates at a pretty quick speed. Its true, it doesnt tilt, which may have made it even more thrilling, but I still enjoyed the view of the park and the breeze in my face as we swung round and round and round...

3 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up Canobie Coaster on 7/28/2005 1:45:00 PM
Swing rides can be broken down into two categories- wave swingers and the Chance yo-yo style swings like the Great Escape’s. Typically I enjoy the wave swingers significantly more than the Chance versions, but this one definitely stands out as a pretty good Chance swinger. Located in Storytown, I absolutely love the ride’s placement on top of a hill. Off-ride it really doesn’t look like much, but while on the ride it just makes the experience much more enjoyable since you feel much higher up than you really are. Along with the attraction’s great placement, the Flying Trapeze appeared very well maintained and its capacity is also very high, leading to lines being non-existent for this swinger.

Once seated in one of the many swings, it was apparent that this would be a better than average swinger, namely due to its aforementioned incredible placement on top of the hill, which really increases the thrill factor during the attraction. In terms of the ride itself though, the park runs it an average speed for this type of attraction and the cycle seemed pretty typical of swinger in my opinion. One complaint I do have about the attraction itself is how the attraction lacks the tilt-feature that all other Chance swingers that I’ve been on have utilized. It’s an often overlooked element, but it really adds to the thrill level of the attraction in my opinion and that really is the only thing holding this swinger back from being a truly standout attraction.

All in all, the Flying Trapeze equates to being one of the better Chance swingers I’ve been on almost exclusively due to its placement, but it still can’t touch the far more thrilling wave swingers I’ve been on, not by a long shot. If only it tilted, because if it did, it would surly be the best of the Chance swingers I’ve been on. But hey, nonetheless it is well worth giving a ride while at the park solely based on its stellar location and the fact that it’s always a walk-on no matter when you choose to ride.

4 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up IconHBK2 on 7/24/2005 12:56:00 AM
This is a really good swing ride. The view is great, even though they might move it and put it near the comet.

4 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up mrceagle on 3/25/2005 11:44:00 PM
This is a nice Yo Yo. its position on the hill gives it a bit more then most. The only downfall is it tends to open late and close early.

3 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up Seabreezem on 3/4/2005 9:24:00 PM
This is just your averge swing ride with a nice setting

3 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up rentzy187 on 9/8/2003 6:10:00 PM
I remember when this ride used to tilt. What happened? lol. Its a nice ride though and it was placed in a nice location.

4 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up Yankees69 on 7/30/2003 2:12:00 AM - User's Top Ride #17
A fun Swing Ride, and in the perfect spot. If the ride were in a different spot, it would get a 7.

3 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up staiebomb on 5/10/2003 3:34:00 PM
A YO-YO that only YOs. Does not usually tilt to the side..still fun, and a nice placement on a hill. This park is just so beautiful!

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