WindSeeker Coming to Cedar Point, Kings Island, Knott's Berry Farm, Canada's Wonderland

Reviews of the WindSeekers & SkyScreamers

Tower Rides Rule the Skies in the Summer of 2011
WindSeekers Coming to Cedar Point, Kings Island, Canada's Wonderland & Knott's Berry FarmThis year, a number of towering swing rides debuted at theme parks across the continent. WindSeekers debuted at four Cedar Fair parks: Canada’s WonderlandCedar PointKings Island, and Knott’s Berry Farm. They’re identical (I think) 301′ tall swing rides that spin riders at 30 mph. And, Six Flags installed two similar high altitude swings in their SkyScreamers at Six Flags St. Louis and Six Flags Discovery Kingdom.

Now that plenty of people have had a chance to take them for a spin, I’d love to know what people think. Similar to my (You)Reports, this post could be considered a (You)Review as I haven’t been on any of these rides. I’m curious to know how they’ve been received.

Looking back at the first impression poll results from last year’s post, readers thought that the WindSeekers would be: 51% Amazing, 37% Okay, 12% Boring.

Check out this video of Cedar Point’s WindSeeker:

And here’s a video of SkyScreamer at Six Flags St. Louis:

I’m more of a roller coaster guy, but these rides look like they might be worth a ride. I don’t consider myself that acrophobic, but the view from these rides would really put my comfort with heights to the test. Is it just me or does SkyScreamer look a bit scarier due to those chains dangling you twenty stories above the ground?
So what’s the verdict for the WindSeekers? Vote in the poll below:[poll id=”42″]

And what does everyone think about the Sky Screamers?[poll id=”43″]

What’s Your Take?
Have you ridden any of these rides? Leave a comment below.