Project 2019: Finnegan's Flyer (S&S Screamin' Swing)

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BGW Eggspert
Sep 23, 2009
Newport News, VA
Whether marketing will decide to again "take a risk" with sharing details about the ride in advance, and whether they intend to crowd source input like "Decide the Ride," as they did last year with InvadR. More a curiosity on whether the park viewed the InvadR experience as a net positive and worth repeating...
This hasn't been widely talked about publicly but it's really relevant information to this question...

Since InvadR, much of the top brass in Busch Gardens Williamsburg's marketing department has departed. Dan, the previous VP of Marketing, was promoted to Orlando. Ron, a professional journalist prior to his stint at BGW and Dan's second in command, has also left the company in the last couple months.

I'd not expect the new marketing leadership to take the same chances Dan was willing to unfortunately. Hopefully they'll prove me wrong.

I am honestly curious if this truly is just an addition, or if we are going to see some existing things in Killarney impacted enough to where it is considered a loss of something, so minor as it may be.
It's certainly possible that they will add some additional Killarney alterations later on down the line, but no one I've talked to and nothing I've seen has suggested that this project will expand beyond the front left corner of the hamlet.

How significant an impact will this have on the natural areas?
I'll see if I can make impacts of the addition a bit clearer in my next article. Long story short though, it's impossible that a flat ride this large not leave quite a mark.
Mar 16, 2016
Sorry I’m late to the party @Zachary but I was trying to think of the best way to ask this:

Screaming swings tend to be loud, so are there plans for sound dampening through theme elements, foliage, or actual changes to the ride? Thinking of the animals here more than the quietness of the hamlet.
Aug 25, 2018
Yeah, I went to WC yesterday and I saw smthg abt the announcement on September 5th en route to the Meltdown.
Then again, what if they’re also gonna announce the flat ride in Killarney on the same day as the one for the new WC water slide? As of now, I just got into BGW and I’ll see if there’s anything abt it there.


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Feb 12, 2011
Alternatively, could the fact that one of those teasers has only BGW branding and the other has only WCUSA branding indicate that the announcement does pertain to both parks? If I'm not mistaken, Mach Tower and Vanish Point were announced at the same time.
Aug 21, 2016
I think it’s very obviously for both lol. Parks almost never do separate announcements for attractions in a year and there seems to be advertising for both.


Silver Donor
Jun 16, 2013
I think it’s very obviously for both lol. Parks almost never do separate announcements for attractions in a year and there seems to be advertising for both.
I don't recall a year were BGW and WCUSA both received new attraction in the same year before so I am not sure that there is any history to base an assertion one way or the other. All the adds I have seen including the in park ones at BGW only have WCUSA branding on them.
May 27, 2011
I immediately thought of the ride arch being themed as castle arches around a portcullis. Could feel like a catapult.
But, call it “Kissin’ The Blarney Stone” as riders recreate the death defying leap of faith to kiss Ireland’s most famous rock.
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Aug 21, 2016
So basically in between Barnstormer and Skyhawk. Thought it would be the 40 seat model.
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