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New thrill-seeking Slingshot ride opens in Great Yarmouth

PUBLISHED: 10:32 15 July 2017 | UPDATED: 16:58 15 July 2017

A new 'Slingshot' ride opens along Yarmouth seafront.
Picture: Nick Butcher

A new 'Slingshot' ride opens along Yarmouth seafront. Picture: Nick Butcher

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Fresh from a theme park in Dubai, a new amusement ride for thrill seekers has opened to the public.

A new 'Slingshot' ride opens along Yarmouth seafront.
Picture: Nick ButcherA new 'Slingshot' ride opens along Yarmouth seafront. Picture: Nick Butcher

The Slingshot ride on Great Yarmouth seafront arrived in the resort from the Global Village amusement park in the United Arab Emirates.

The attraction stands some 45 metres tall, and flings participants, safely secured in a capsule, 60 metres in the air and is Europe’s tallest travelling bungee ride.

Reporter George Ryan and Victoria McCarthy from Harbour Radio were the first people in the town to go on the ride.

Mr Ryan said: “It’s a pretty scary looking ride, but as soon as you get fired into the air it feels exhilarating and the view from the top is amazing.”

A new 'Slingshot' ride opens along Yarmouth seafront. Business owner Ray Knowles. Picture: Nick ButcherA new 'Slingshot' ride opens along Yarmouth seafront. Business owner Ray Knowles. Picture: Nick Butcher

The ride is placed where the former Amazonia reptile zoo was based in Marine Parade.

The Slingshot will be open at peak times until mid-October.

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