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

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GrandpaD

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Great! We get to carry all season long a picture of that girl in the blue getting ready to make it rain the funnel cake she ate before getting on FF. 😰
 
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is there any real reason why they didn't paint the entire structure? it looks kinda gross imo
We asked about this at the hard hat tour, actually. This is what Marketing told us:

They sent a thematic painter to Utah to add the faux stones on the bottom. The intent was to match it to the rest of the area. The top needed to be brown, however, to make it disappear into the background.

Just as structures are painted blue or green (Be Gone Blue and Go Away Green in Disney parlance, if I recall correctly), FF was so tall that they wanted a way to match it to the skyline. I’m calling it “Blend In Brown.”

Also, @Thomas, my mani is fabulous and sparkly.
 

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it looks kinda gross imo
I'm so glad I'm not the only one who thinks this.

I'm sorry, but I think FF's paint job is downright abominable. It's like there wasn't even a slight attempt made at making the fake painted rock blend in with the hamlet's rockwork.

This attraction was bound to look out of place. Now it looks out of place and just downright ugly.
 
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It also looks like they only had a ladder to paint it but so tall. Anyhow, from the various posts from various folks at the preview today it seems the highlight was the refillable cup. Thats all I have really seen posted. Did they at least take you and show you the rest of the parts sitting backstage?
 

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It also looks like they only had a ladder to paint it but so tall. Anyhow, from the various posts from various folks at the preview today it seems the highlight was the refillable cup. Thats all I have really seen posted. Did they at least take you and show you the rest of the parts sitting backstage?
We we able to look at the construction site from several angles and ask questions.

We will post more pictures tomorrow.
 

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We got some stats at the hard hat tour I thought I would share:

Swing height: 81 feet
Max speed: 45 miles per hour
Ride capacity: 32 people

The compressors will be housed up the hill to minimize the sound. Air will be stored in the tanks below the ride, itself.
I believe that the base of the ride sits 30 feet above the water, but the numbers started getting a bit tricky, and I am a poly sci major.

We also got a fun sticker on our boxed lunch:

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I'm disappointed that it's just painted and not textured on the supports, as many of these get set decorations, so I hope BGW doesn't try to spew some 'safety' line with not doing so.

That being said: I learned my lesson with InvadR that complaining about the final look without seeing it start to have the foliage grow in and theming done.
 

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Not defending BGW but, in looking at various Screamin' Swing images on line, all are simply painted in one way or the other. Even Dollywood, perhaps the best at theming outside of Orlando, is painted (albeit they put structures outside of the bases). Maybe it's something to do with vibration (?) that's not conducive to applications.

Either way, 'tis big and ugly.
 

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In my perfect world, the lower half of the ride's towers would have been painted to match the tan stonework throughout the hamlet and the top half would have been a sky blue to make it look less heavy and domineering. Ideally a small tan stone wall would be build off from the side of Killarney's entrance gate to "connect" to the actual swing structure. This combination seems like it really shouldn't have been that expensive at all and I believe it would look a million times better than what we have now.
 
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Agree with Zachary. Tan castle type walls but theme the swings like a trebuchet (the seating area themed like a basket).
 

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We got some stats at the hard hat tour I thought I would share:

Swing height: 81 feet
Max speed: 45 miles per hour
Ride capacity: 32 people

The compressors will be housed up the hill to minimize the sound. Air will be stored in the tanks below the ride, itself.
I believe that the base of the ride sits 30 feet above the water, but the numbers started getting a bit tricky, and I am a poly sci major.

We also got a fun sticker on our boxed lunch:

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Yay stickers!!
 
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Can someone who has ridden one of these say if it will give me the same (terribly nauseating) feeling I get from swinging ship rides like Battering Ram?
 
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