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Texas Star Flyer
Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier
Status Operating
Opening date July 27, 2012 (2012-07-27)
General statistics
Attraction type Tower Swinger
Manufacturer Funtime
Model Star Flyer
Height 230 ft (70 m)
Speed 43 mph (69 km/h)
Vehicles 12
Riders per vehicle 2
Duration 2:00
Height restriction 48 in (122 cm)

Texas Star Flyer is a Funtime Star Flyer operating at Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier. The ride opened to the public on July 27, 2012. The ride was installed by Ride Entertainment Group, who handles all of Funtime's operations in North America.


The ride is a Swing ride where riders soar in a 98-foot (30 m) circle at speeds over 43 miles per hour (69 km/h) up on a 230-foot (70 m) tall tower overlooking the park and the Gulf of Mexico, while going forwards and or backwards. First pieces of Texas Star Flyer arrived at the pier in the middle of January 2012.

Texas Star Flyer is similar to SkyScreamer that is found at several other Six Flags parks including Six Flags Fiesta Texas found in the same state of Texas. Once opened Texas Star Flyer was the tallest swing ride in Texas, until the Texas SkyScreamer opened at Six Flags Over Texas in May 2013.

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