Celebration Swings

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Celebration Swings
California's Great America
Location Santa Clara, California, USA
Status Operating since 2001
Rider height 48 inch minimum
Location Charlotte, North Carolina, USA
Operated March 24, 1979 to 2000
Manufacturer Zierer
Product Wave Swinger
Capacity 48 per cycle

Celebration Swings is a Waveswinger built by German manufacturer Zierer currently located at California's Great America in Santa Clara, California, USA.


The attraction opened as Whirling Dervish on March 24, 1979 with the new County Fair themed area at Carowinds.[1] It closed in 2000 and was sent to California's Great America (then Paramount's Great America), where it reopened in 2001.[2]


  1. Lose, Jan (March 23, 1979). "Carowinds Has New Area, More Rides". The Charlotte Observer. p. 36. Retrieved January 3, 2021.
  2. "Paramount's Great America Adds Psycho Mouse Coaster". Ultimate Rollercoaster.

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