Is this the scariest ride you've seen? World's tallest swing the height of a 30-storey building opens on the edge of a 2,300ft cliff in China
A Chinese scenic spot has opened the world's tallest swing which perches on the edge of a 2,300-foot-tall cliff.
Footage shows thrill-seekers screaming as they were bound to a harness horizontally and flung out at a top speed of 80mph at its grand opening today.
The extreme ride is a whopping 328 feet tall, roughly the equivalent of a 30-storey building.
Billed as the 'king of all swings', the vertigo-inducing attraction is situated in south-western China's Chongqing.
It has been certified by the Guinness World Records as the 'tallest swing frame' on earth after beating the last recorder-holder, the B!g Rush located in South Africa, by 40 feet.
The Chinese swing can catapult tourists over the cliff at a top speed of 80 miles per hour, according to engineers at Yunyang Longgang Scenic Spot.
The terrifying ride was completed late last year and meant to open to the public early this year.
However, due to the coronavirus outbreak and the subsequent lockdown, the management had to delay the grand opening.
Head engineer Shi Xuebin said the swing could reach a maximum angle of 90 degrees above the ground or 230 feet from the edge of the cliff.
The engineer has ensured the public the safety of the machine.
The swing underwent four months of security checks and is able to withstand a magnitude-10 earthquake as well as high winds with gusts of up to 103 miles per hour, according to the engineer.
'Tourists must wear safety clothes certified by the European Union. And in order to provide them with extra protection, we have added tailor-made safety belts on the outside of the clothes,' Mr Shi said.
Captain.Hindsight, London, United Kingdom
Please stop promoting Chinese things.
The Professor, Boston, United States
What goes up, must come down.
Homer_Simpson, Springfield, United States
We are so jealous about China's achievements.
Headcreeps, Alvin, United States
Yes. Yes, it's the scariest looking ride. No thank you.
My Name Is Bob, New York, United States
No thank you! I fine on the ground.
pendragon25, Christchurch, United Kingdom
qqqqqqqq1, nowhere, United States
I'm sure the quality is top notch -- not!
Langhorne, Whistler, Canada
It's in China. What could possibly go wrong?
Shanagain, Trumbull, United States
F that, no way
Loonylune, Suffolk, United Kingdom
wassel, Knoxville, United States
Built in China? Not a chance in he!!.
From the Netherlands, Vlaardingen, Netherlands
Even not for all the money in the world...
Ch3rok33, Dallas, United States
Never trust Chinese building materials.
Angel In Disguise, Bluebonnet Field, United States
Sorry but not for me. But if you are into this ridiculous, scary and crazy rides, make sure you sign a will or a testament before going thru it.
CRB2014shares, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Looks a bit boring
flyinggrecian, exeter, United Kingdom
Won't be many from the UK going on that ride for sure...............
CoffeeLover331, Home, United States
Well what could go wrong?!
Skeptic at large, London, United Kingdom
Who would trust their engineering? Seriously!
dgnl, unknown, United States
Imitation or theft or both.
Blastman, Kane, United States
A chance to be batman.
trap100, the shires, United Kingdom
I am no longer interested in ANYTHING to do with China. They are not to be trusted.
Kaptian Cook, Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
It is quite safe they used American technology.
robert christie, bedford, Namibia
If the rope broke ------------- would I get my money back ?
Lervish Lervish, The waiting room, United Kingdom
China is desperate to reduce its population.
SubieGuy, Western US, United States
What the f do yo know of Chinese construction standards?
alsocurious, copenhagen, Denmark
It's beside a river so if it snaps then they will land in the river.