A high-flying new thrill ride is now open at Busch Gardens Williamsburg – Finnegan’s Flyer!
This Screamin’ Swing attraction is located in the park’s Ireland village next to the Loch Ness Monster roller coaster. Finnegan’s Flyer takes 32 riders up to heights of more than 80 feet, with speeds up to 45 miles per hour.
Two pendulum arms fly higher and higher over the park with each passing swing, offering aerial views of the park – both from above and looking down below.
“We love the name and how it naturally fits into our Ireland village. It visually grabs your attention,” said Suzy Cheely, senior leader of design and engineering at Busch Gardens Williamsburg and Water Country USA. “This ride is huge. The swings go back and forth, increasing in height, until they go beyond 90 degrees. As you swing back and forth, you catch some airtime, which is similar to a roller coaster. That may be unexpected, so people may be getting more of a thrill than they think.”
To learn more about Finnegan’s Flyer, visit BucshGardens.com/Williamsburg.