Galveston’s Pleasure Pier, which opened Memorial Day weekend, is finally complete with Friday’s opening of the Texas Star Flyer.
The Texas Star Flyer lifts riders 230 feet above the Gulf, where they swing in a 90-foot arc at speeds up to 43 miles per hour. (Or so says the Pleasure Pier folks. I’m not going up that tower.)
The ride is restricted to riders 48 inches or taller; those over 44 inches can ride with an adult.
The Star Flyer joins 15 other rides, including the Iron Shark roller coaster, on the Pleasure Pier. An all-day rider pass for those 48 inches and taller is $26.99; $21.99 for children under 48 inches.
Don’t want to the ride? Get a look up close by purchasing a walk-on pass for $10.
The Pleasure Pier is located at 2501 Seawall Blvd. in Galveston. Call 855-789-7437; go to pleasurepier.com.