Six Flags Discovery Kingdom
San Francisco/Sacramento, California


Don't miss out on your chance to ride SkyScreamer backwards this spring. The ultimate definition of airtime.

Grab a seat, but don’t get too used to having your feet on the ground. The chairs hanging in a peaceful circle around the stunning 150 foot-tall tower at the center of Sky Screamer are about to liftoff.  Don’t be fooled by the pretty little stars painted on the star-shaped gondola. You’re about to fly boldly through the air with the trees beneath your feet!

You’re gently picked up and start to slowly swirl and revolve around the center. Up you go, cranked into the sky as the thin cables holding up your seat begin to spin. You’ll start to spin faster as you lift higher, so by the time you get to the top, you will be careening around the center base at 43 miles per hour.

You’re sitting in a swing chair, dangling loose 150 feet up, getting hurled around in a 98-foot circle at nearly freeway speeds—talk about airtime. All you’re going to feel is air, with your feet dangling in the sky and hair blowing in the wind. The world far below you is making more revolutions per second than you can count.

While you’re up there, wave at Medusa—way down below you.  On SkyScreamer, you don’t have the luxury of a track to hold you up.  The beautiful globe that sits on top of the tower is best seen from the chairs when they are in full swing. It's like you're flying on top of the world now.

By The Numbers

Top Speed
43 mph
150 feet
2.5 minutes
Other Features
Swing Distance 98 feet

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Thrill Rides
Thrill Level

Minimum Height

48" or 44" with adult
48" to ride alone

Attraction Type


Location in Park

Sky attraction near Cobra, Medusa, and Kong

Available for this Ride



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