New thrill ride ‘Star Flyer’ coming to Elitch Gardens

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DENVER — A tall, new thrill ride is coming to Elitch Gardens in 2017.

Elitch Gardens describes “Star Flyer” as an extreme swing ride that will have riders flying high above the park.

The ride is 17 stories tall and will swing riders round and round in open-air seats at 50 mph, the park says.

While riders are flying through the air they can take in views of the Denver skyline and the Rocky Mountains – or at least try to.

Elitch Gardens says the new ride will be one of the tallest rides in Colorado.

Star Flyer is scheduled to open in spring.