SkySled™ Takes Flight
Orlando, Florida (November 9, 2017): Skycoaster is proud to introduce the SkySled™ harness to the industry. IAAPA Expo attendees will be able to see the new harness at the Ride Entertainment booth (5820) and find out how thrill seekers can experience a Skycoaster® in an entirely new way!
Since its inception Skycoaster® has proven to be not only the most successful extreme thrill ride in the world but also an iconic brand in the attractions industry. It delivers an exhilarating ride experience coupled with an impeccable safety record.
For over 25 years, flyers have soared in custom-designed Flight Suits as they lay flat and flew. The new SkySled™ places riders in a seated position for a completely new experience. Riders are now winched to the top of the launch tower with the ability to take in the amazing view around them.
Upon hearing the familiar “3-2-1, Fly!”, the ripcord is pulled and the SkySled™ treats flyers to an exhilarating experience similar to jumping off a cliff or base jumping. The new visuals coupled with the amazing freefall and swing experience offer a completely new thrill on an established attraction.
“We researched different ways to deliver a new rider experience with our iconic attraction and feel the SkySled™ accomplished this. It offers a visual and sensation combination that is both incredibly thrilling while also complementing our existing prone flight experience perfectly”, stated Mark Rosenzweig, Skycoaster’s Managing Director. “The new experience will serve both as a means for existing fans of the attraction to fly in a completely new way, while also offering our clients a plethora of combination pricing package opportunities to offer their guests so that they may experience both flight experiences.”
Ride Entertainment has owned Skycoaster for over a decade and continues to grow the brand worldwide. “We are proud to have Skycoaster as part of our family,” said Ed Hiller, CEO of Ride Entertainment. “It is a thrill ride with one of the attractions industry’s best safety records and offers the best return on investment you can find. That is a powerful combination and we are excited to offer new experiences on a fantastic ride,” he continued.
The new harness will be available for new and all existing Skycoaster® sites in early 2018 and will be compatible with all existing Skycoaster® equipment.
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Ride Entertainment is a world leader in providing Sales, Operations, Financial Partnerships, and Installations to the attractions industry. Find out more at www.RideEntertainment.com.
Skycoaster®, a Ride Entertainment company, is the premier extreme thrill ride in the attractions industry. They have given over 30 million flights at nearly 100 sites on 6 continents since the ride’s inception in 1992.