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Southern Star

Southern Star

Calling the Brave and Fearless.

Imagine that you are a Viking. You are among the brave, adventurous raiders and traders sailing the northern European seas. Your home is a large ship subject to the whims of Mother Nature – scathing winds and gnarly waves toss it up, down and all around. Plus, you’re stuck with lots of other Vikings for long stretches of time. Certainly a life for only the most courageous and fearless.  

Our replica Viking ship, Southern Star doesn’t need a sail and isn’t dependent on the wind and waves, but its passengers need the same courage and fortitude as the Vikings had. This vessel swings back and forth in a pendulum motion, gaining speed and altitude with each cycle.

Eventually it reaches the top of the 360-degree loop and pauses, suspending riders upside down for a breathless moment before completing its rotation. The swinging continues until gravity runs its course and you’re on shore again.

Height Requirement: between 48” and 76”

Rider Safety Information

Min Height 48"
Max Height 76"

Rider Safety Information

  • A giant looping Viking ship that swings backwards and forwards, then turns a series of two complete loops, suspending riders upside down 80 feet in the air. Riders experience sudden speed changes and controlled freefall and the ship swings through its 360 degree cycle. 
  • A shoulder harness comes down over the head and secures across the chest with a lap bar that comes up between-the-legs and across the hips and pelvis. 
  • Due to the nature of the restraint, this ride may not accommodate guests of a larger size. 
  • Guests must have a minimum of three functioning extremities. Two functioning arms are sufficient instead of three functioning extremities if the guest has a normal center of gravity and the lower extremities are sufficiently strong to maintain proper riding posture under the dynamic conditions of the ride.
  • Amputations must be below the knee. 
  • Guests with a cervical collar, neck brace, broken collar bone, full arm cast, braced arm cast, or full leg cast are not permitted to ride. 
  • Alternate Access is available at the ride exit. Riders will have to take several steps, on their own or with the assistance of a companion, and be capable of stepping up and over the side of the ride unit.
  • Visit our Guest Assistance Guide for additional accessibility information.
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