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Hilarious video shows terrified man going on the world’s TALLEST swing ride 

This is the moment a man desperate to conquer his fear of heights instantly regretted it by going on the world’s tallest swing ride – shrieking ‘like a little girl’ throughout the 60-second flight.

Londoner Del Campbell decided to tackle his terror head-on by hopping aboard the Orlando StarFlyer in Orlando, Florida, while partner Jen Speechley, 33, watched from the ground.

Hilarious footage shows the moment that the screaming civil servant, 33, regretted his decision as he clung on for dear life.

Using a 360 camera on invisible pole, Mr Campbell’s video captures the world shrinking below him as he soared 450ft in the air and reached speeds of up to 60mph.

Despite being blessed by two church-going ladies who assured Mr Campbell ‘God was with him’, the would-be thrillseeker said he was left terrified.

When Mr Campbell hops onto the ride and starts climbing up, he immediately frets about the lack of grip offered to him by his seat.

But it is not until the StarFlyer starts swinging in full motion that the 33-year-old enters a new phase of panic.

When Mr Campbell, 33, hops onto the ride and starts climbing up, he immediately frets about the lack of grip offered to him by his seat

As he slowly rises to the top, the civil servant lets out a high-pitched scream before following it up with a discernibly gruffer yelp.

Yet it does not take long for Mr Campbell to re-discover his soprano voice as he lets out a symphony of high-pitched shrieks on the ride.

With his partner filming from below, a man asks her if the screaming is coming from ‘the two ladies’ on the ride.

As he slowly rises upwards, the civil servant lets out a high-pitched scream before following it up with a discernibly gruffer yelp

As he slowly rises upwards, the civil servant lets out a high-pitched scream before following it up with a discernibly gruffer yelp

Ms Speechley responds that it could be ‘him’, referring to her husband.

Mr Campbell’s shrieks seem to create a chilling effect among bystanders, with one youngster exclaiming: ‘Oh my god. I’m definitely not going on that!’

The footage then moves back to Mr Campbell who now has a much more crimson complexion. 

The 33-year-old pleads ‘to make it stop’ before the video moves back to a ground view where the child questions: ‘Are you serious?’ 

Yet it does not take long for Mr Campbell to re-discover his soprano voice as he lets out a symphony of high-pitched shrieks on the ride

Yet it does not take long for Mr Campbell to re-discover his soprano voice as he lets out a symphony of high-pitched shrieks on the ride

Eventually, Mr Campbell makes it back down to Earth saying: ‘I will never do that again. Ever’.

The civil servant, from Middlesex, south east England, said: ‘The whole thing was supposed to help me conquer my fears.

‘Two ladies from a nearby church tried to reassure me but at this point all I wanted to do was get it over and done with.

Mr Campbell said: 'As soon as that ride started rising I knew I'd made a big mistake and within seconds not only was I 450 ft above ground but I was also swinging at 60mph

Mr Campbell said: ‘As soon as that ride started rising I knew I’d made a big mistake and within seconds not only was I 450 ft above ground but I was also swinging at 60mph

‘As soon as that ride started rising I knew I’d made a big mistake and within seconds not only was I 450 ft above ground but I was also swinging at 60mph.

‘It was the longest minute of my life. I was frozen with fear, I don’t even remember blinking.

‘Thankfully the camera was strapped to my arm so I didn’t have to do anything.

‘I felt so high up, like I was touching the clouds, so I didn’t think anyone would hear me screaming.

'I felt so high up, like I was touching the clouds, so I didn't think anyone would hear me screaming'

‘I felt so high up, like I was touching the clouds, so I didn’t think anyone would hear me screaming’

‘I’ve never screamed like that before, I was screaming like a little girl.

‘When I was back on solid ground it felt like heaven. I felt so safe I could have kissed the ground.’

The video, filmed in September, is YouTube’s number one video for this attraction and has racked up a whopping 2.7million views.

The video, filmed in September, is YouTube's number one video for this attraction and has racked up a whopping 2.7million views

The video, filmed in September, is YouTube’s number one video for this attraction and has racked up a whopping 2.7million views

Mr Campbell said: ‘Why I thought that was a good idea is anyone’s guess, it just made my fears ten times worse.

‘It was really funny watching it back but I wouldn’t do it again.’

The 33-year-old said that customer service assistant partner Ms Steeley laughed as she watched him hurtle through the air screaming.

Eventually, Mr Campbell makes it back down to Earth saying: 'I will never do that again. Ever'

Eventually, Mr Campbell makes it back down to Earth saying: ‘I will never do that again. Ever’

He said: ‘It’s been great reading the comments of congratulations for conquering my fear of heights, but I’ve had to admit it hasn’t.

‘Why I thought that was a good idea is anyone’s guess, it just made my fears ten times worse.

‘It was really funny watching it back but I wouldn’t do it again.’

 

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