Website: Six Flags Astroworld Homepage
Ride Type: Flat Ride
Ride Status: Closed
Average Rating: 4.5714
TPC Overall Rank: Rides need more than 25 reviews to be ranked.
Reviews: 9
Last Review: 10/30/2005 1:09:00 AM
In User Top 10: 7 times.
User Tracker Count: 20 times.

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4 Rating
+2 Rating Rate Down Rate Up biosciking on 10/30/2005 1:09:00 AM
SWAT was one of the rides I was most anticipating during my visit to Astroworld. It was having technical difficulties all day long and I thought I was going to miss it, but they did get it up and running for the last couple hours. A lot of people can be seated on either side of the fly swatter contraption, and we all got into our seats and had the over-the-shoulder restraints lowered. Then the lap bars came down. These were some of the most unusual things ever. They continued to get more and more snug with every bit of room that you gave them. That means that every time you inhaled they came down some more. In other words, they were very tight. At least we knew we were secure. As soon as the ride started, though, and we went over the top into the upside down position, they loosened up a bit with a little click that made you think they might come undone all together. A little freaky, but that definitely made it more comfortable. As for the ride itself, it was very fun. We did three complete inversions in one direction, then paused, and did three inversions in the opposite direction. Im not exactly sure why Im not giving this ride a 10, as I usually do for these giant loop-de-loop rides. Maybe its just that Ive ridden so many different kinds that this one didnt seem quite as unique as I might have expected, and the inversions were done reasonably quickly and smoothly so you dont feel that blood rush to your head characteristic of so many other ones (such as the Looping Starship on the other side of the park). Wierd thing is, I really like that feeling, so I missed it here. Regardless, SWAT is highly recommended. Astroworld itself is highly recommended. It seems to have one of the worst reputations of a Six Flags park, though I found the collection of rides unique and entertaining, the theming throughout was better than most other Six Flags parks Ive visited, and I had an overall great time. It will be sad to see the park go.

5 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up talon223 on 5/13/2005 8:25:00 PM
One of the better rides at Astroworld. I actually think i got more of a thrill out of this than any of the coasters. My seat clicked and it freaked me out, but other than that, i was perfectly fine. Being Upside Down Rocks!

5 Rating
-1 Rating Rate Down Rate Up Xzavier on 3/20/2005 5:10:00 PM
Best flat ride ever. Only ride to actually make me scream, or laugh my ass off.

5 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up SFOTrocks on 7/11/2004 3:32:00 PM - User's Top Ride #5
This is the Greatest Flat Ride I have ever been on. When I went to the park, the first thing I went to was SWAT, and it was better than I expected. Very thrilling, a must do at Astroworld.

5 Rating
-1 Rating Rate Down Rate Up lolostar on 2/23/2004 7:23:00 PM - User's Top Ride #5
this ride might look lame but is anything but that

5 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up cujo on 11/28/2003 2:34:00 PM
Best flat ride ever built!!! Comfortable seats(unless youre fat), I love to sit on the side that goes backwards first. My favorite part is when you first go forward an fly over the top. Its freaky because when youre first upside down, sometimes you hear your lapbar click.

4 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up KellyH on 11/3/2003 1:24:00 PM - User's Top Ride #17
Very fun, unique flat ride. This thing was totally cool.

4 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up bijou22271 on 7/20/2003 10:45:00 PM
well my shoes almost fell off to be honesty

4 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up Siaye on 7/7/2003 11:35:00 PM
When we first got to the park. I wasnt too interested in riding SWAT because it looked pretty dull in my opinion. But after I got off of it I thought it was one of the better flats Ive ever ridden. Going over the top is an amazing experience.

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