Hvirvelvinden Fårup sommerland Fårup’s wildest ride The Whirlwhind
Hvirvelvinden stands on four legs and has a pendulum that swings back and forth. When the ride is in progress, the pendulum swings, while at the same time the pendulum head, which has room for 24 people sitting in a circle, rotates about its own axis. The pendulum swings up to a maximum height of 19 metres (62 feet) and at an angle of 115 degrees. The ride packs a g-force of a hefty 3.8. The new amusement is permitted for all dare-devils over 140 cm (4’6”) in height.
Hvirvelvinden scores 10 on a scale of wildness from 1 to 10
Fårup Sommerland was set up in 1975 and was able to celebrate its 40th anniversary in 2015. The amusement park is visited annually by some 600,000 guests, 80 percent of whom are Danes. Fårup Sommerland has a visitor satisfaction rate of no less than 99 percent and over the years has won a great many awards, including for secondbest amusement park in Europe (Kirmes, 2015 & 2016), third-best service in the world (IAAPA, 2015), Denmark’s best amusement park (2014) and Denmark’s best summerland (2014). Fårup Sommerland’s vision is to be the epitome of unique experiences for families throughout the Nordic region.