The information below is provided for historical reference.
Description And Comments
On the Orange Stinger, you ride swings that look like giant bees. The bees swing in a circle around a central tower and inside of what looks like a partially peeled orange. Ride junkies state that the Orange Stinger has good "foot chop," which essentially means that your feet come very close to the enclosing orange. In addition to the foot chop, the ride is augmented by loud buzzing (really!). In the scary department, it's a wilder ride than Dumbo, but foot chop and frenetic buzzing notwithstanding, the Orange Stinger is still just swings going in circles. Lamentably, the 48-inch minimum-height restriction precludes from riding those who would most enjoy the attraction.
This is a fun and visually appealing ride, but it's also one that loads slowly and occasions long waits unless you wrangle your bee during the first hour or so the park is open. Be aware that it's possible for the swing chairs to collide when the ride comes to a stop - the author once picked up a nice bruise when an empty swing smacked him during touchdown.
Simple but fun; 48" minimum-height requirement.
Other Attractions in Paradise Pier
- California Screamin'
- Golden Zephyr
- Goofy's Sky School
- Jumpin' Jellyfish
- King Triton's Carousel
- Mickey's Fun Wheel - Non Swinging
- Mickey's Fun Wheel - Swinging
- Operation: Playtime! - featuring the Green Army Men
- Paradise Garden Bandstand
- Pixar Play Parade
- Silly Symphony Swings - Single
- Silly Symphony Swings - Tandem
- The Little Mermaid ~ Ariel's Undersea Adventure
- Toy Story Midway Mania!
- World of Color
|Swings rotating around a central tower|
When to go
The first 90 minutes the park is open or just before closing
|Opening Date||February 8, 2001|
|Closing Date||July 14, 2009|
|Scope and scale||Minor Attraction|
Let us know.