The new 17-story “Star Flyer” rubs elbows with the tallest rides in Colorado.

Elitch Gardens Theme and Water Park has re-opened for the 2017 season, and in keeping with their goals to keep growing and developing, they’ve unveiled an extreme swing ride that will leave you breathless as you soar around the beautiful Denver sky. Denver, meet the “Star Flyer”!

Star Flyer

With capacity for 48 guests at a time, “Star Flyer” features 24 open-air seats that sit two across. It lifts its ridersĀ 17 stories above the theme park and flies them at speeds of 50 mph in circles around the tower, their feet dangling high above their other favorite park attractions below.

The iconic Denver theme parkĀ has opened seven new rides over the last six years and is investing $4 million in new capital in this season alone.

They’ll beĀ unveiling a new water slide ride in the Island Kingdom Water Park when that portionĀ of the parkĀ opens later this month; the six-story “Mega Wedgie” offersĀ three new bodyĀ slides that will get riders up to 40 mph (and apparently give them a wedgie?) before dumping them into the pool at the bottom.

For more information and to plan your visit, check out their web site!

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