CAROLYN’S DAILY POSTS: 2011
BLACK WIDOW RIDE…NOT ON MY BUCKET LIST
Kennywood Amusement Park in West Mifflin, Pennsylvania, has a new ride: the Black Widow.
The thrill ride is a 90-foot tall that seats forty riders who sit in outward-facing suspended seats that form a giant circle. The passengers have their legs freely dangling but wear shoulder restraints.
The circle swings in a pendulum motion while rotating counterclockwise. It swings at an angle of one hundred twenty degrees from its center, and back and forth at sixty-eight miles per hour. At the peak of the Black Widow riders rise one hundred forty-six feet above ground and feel a sense of weightlessness.
No siree, it’s not for me. It’s not on my bucket list. I can think of more interesting things to do than to have by body thrust in a pendulum swing at sixty-eight miles per hour.
The ride will be available for the brave on May 17, 2011.