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Flexible Flyer “World Of Fun” Swing Set Review

Review of the Flexible Flyer "World Of Fun" Swing Set

As of this writing, there are 171 customer comments and 50 answered questions for the Flexible Flyer “World Of Fun” Swing Set.  I've read the customer feedback, and then condensed the results into this review.  I hope that this helps you when shopping for a swing set.

Best Fea​tures

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    Made in the USA
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    Lots of fun features
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    180 day warranty
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    Will hold up to 1,050 pounds
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    Strong and durable frame

Item Specifics

The Flexible Flyer “World Of Fun” Swing Set has a powder coat painted frame that is very durable.  The frame is Silver Grey and Black.  This product features a wave slide, two injection molded SuperFun swings with vinyl covered adjustable height chains, a Rocket Rider for 2, a Trapeze Swing, a 2 passenger SeeSaw, and an air-glider that will hold up to two kids.  The suggested age range is from 2 years old to 10 years old.  This swing set can hold up to 10 children at once.  The weight limit is 105 pounds per seat, so the total weight limit is 1,050 pounds.  This product is made in the USA.  It is backed by a 180 day limited manufacturer warranty.  

About the Company

Flexible Flyer is the largest American Manufacturer of Consumer Metal Swing Sets. This brand name has been around since 1889.  All of the Flexible Flyer swing sets are manufactured in the USA.  They are high-quality, and encourage children to exercise and use their imagination. Flexible Flyer is located in Moscow, Tennessee, and is part of the Troxel Company.  The Troxel Company creates many different products, including automotive seating, fitness equipment, lawn products, garden products, and many more useful items.  Keep in mind that this Flexible Flyer company is different from the Flexible Flyer Sled company, also called the Paris Toboggan company.  The Flexible Flyer Sled company sells sleds, while this Flexible Flyer company sells swing sets.  To see all of their swing sets, visit their website at flexible-flyer.com.  Or you can search www.flexibleflyer.com to see Walmart swing sets from Flexible Flyer. This company also sells Flexible Flyer swing set accessories.

Good Weight Threshold

This swing set can hold up to 1,050 pounds.  This is a good weight maximum compared to a lot of other similarly priced swings.  Here is a comment from a customer about the weight limit, "I have tons of kids that come over and play with my two daughters ranging from 9-3 years old, and they all seem to like it. My wife uses the swing and she weighs 115-120 lb."

Hardware Issues

There were a lot of complaints of hardware issues.  Here is one of those complaints, "Very nice swing set now that it's all finally together, our four year old loves it and still has some portions that she can grow into as she ages. We had issues with the hardware like a lot of other reviewers said. Yes the bags were all labeled for the individual pieces and yes the instructions made sense, but the bags were all ripped open from being thrown in a huge box full of poles and big playground pieces and then sent out on rough delivery trucks. The box itself has holes cut out in it so these loose hardware pieces easily fell out and I literally had to hunt through my yard and driveway picking up a trail of bolts and washers, what we were missing is most likely still on the delivery truck floor. Maker should put a small box within the larger one just to keep the hardware bags contained. Other than the huge hassle of finding the pieces and sorting them the instructions are very straight forward and the detailed hardware pictures lets you figure out what's missing. It was a great price for the style of set and am I'm happy with the look of it in our yard, perfect timing for lots of summer use!"

Very Sturdy

The Flexible Flyer “World Of Fun” Swing Set has stood the test of time according to some customers who left feedback.  Here is one of the comments on sturdiness, "We have had this swing set for over 1 year now and we love it. Directions are pretty straightforward, but you will probably have to adjust here and there. 2 guys put it together in about 2.5 hours for my son's birthday party. It was put through its paces that day with many kiddos on it ages 2-12. It stood up that day and we have been having fun with it ever since. We get 3 -4 kids on it at a time, usually 3-7 years old. I have to admit that I have also played on it and I am about 180 lbs. This is a VERY sturdy play set, the colors look great, and the materials are all high quality. I would absolutely purchase this again!"

Mixed Results on Ease of Instruction

There were mixed results on ease of assembly.  One common complaint was that the directions were hard to understand.  However, with that being said, most said that even despite bad directions, the swing set was fairly easy to assemble.  Here is a comment that sums up what a lot of people were saying, "First, the instructions are unnecessarily difficult. They really should have someone rewrite them. It really is very easy to assemble, and my husband and I put it together in one evening. However, we had some major set-backs because the instructions left out important details in a couple of critical areas. One is when you are putting together the main beam that runs across the top, there are round holes and slotted holes in it. The slotted holes face downward. That wasn't noted in the instructions until you are actually attaching the swings, so you'd have to take the bolts out and rotate the beam if you didn't happen to do it correctly earlier on.  Another annoying thing about the instructions is that the parts aren't labeled and the little bags of screws are labeled something different than what is in the instructions."

The Box That It's Shipped in Could Be Improved

The box that this swing set is shipped in had some complaints.  Small hardware pieces were being lost during shipment for some customers.  Here is one of the complaints, "I do agree, that the box is very poorly designed, at the bottom outer-side, there were three holes next to each other, 2-3 inches in diameter. I do not know why they are there, but I can easily see how a bag of parts can rip and easily get lost."

Chain Guards Are a Great Safety Feature

Your kids shouldn't have any pinched fingers when using this swing set thanks to the chain guards.  Here is one of the comments about plastic covers on the chains, "The swings have plastic covers on the chains, so no pinched fingers."

Depending on Your Surface Type, You May Need Stronger Anchors

Some customers purchased anchors.  While some were happy with the anchors, others were not impressed.  A lot of this will depend on your soil type.  Here is one of the comments about anchors, "Living where we do, we have very soft sand for our backyard, the recommended anchors were useless. To anchor it, I purchased four 1.5" PVC T-shapes, non-threaded, and glued them on to each corner pole. I then dug a small hole, about 12" inches in diameter, and about 10 inches deep. I had left over garden rocks from a previous yard project, levelled the bottom of the hole flat, and put the swingset into the holes. The two middle holes had more rocks because they weren't extended by the PVC T-bracket."

Good Price

The Flexible Flyer Swing Set is priced well for what you are getting.  Here is what one customer had to say about the price, "Good quality. Well worth the price. The swing set is sturdy and seems like it will hold up well over time."

Flexible Flyer "World Of Fun" Swing Set

Pros

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    Good Price
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    Sturdy
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    High Maximum Weight Limit

Cons

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    Poor directions
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    Need better anchors
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    Hardware can be lost during shipment due to poor box used for shipping

Flexible Flyer “World Of Fun” Swing Set Conclusion

The Flexible Flyer “World Of Fun” Swing Set is a well priced swing set that has a good weight capacity set at 1,050 pounds.  It has a very strong and durable frame. However there were quite a few complaints about poorly written directions.  Also, there were complaints about the hardware not organized very well.  You may need anchors with this swing set, and even better anchors than what is sold as an extra with this swing set.  Other than those few complaints, most of the comments about this swing set were very positive.  If you are looking for a swing set that your kids can continue to use well beyond the toddler years, this is a great choice.

Common Questions

Here are some top questions that I found for people considering buying the Flexible Flyer “World Of Fun” Swing Set.

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    How long will it take to install this Flexible Flyer swing by myself?  It should take about 3 to 4 hours.
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    Can I get replacement parts for this swing set? Yes, you can get Flexible Flyer swing set replacement parts.  The swing set won't arrive with replacement parts, but instead you will have to contact the company.  However, some parts you may not be able to replace.  For example, you can get a Flexible Flyer replacement swing, but you may not be able to get a Flexible Flyer replacement slide.  To find out more about what you can get replaced, contact the company.
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    How long is the slide?  The slide is 6 feet.
Mariann Foster

I am one of our content writers for Everything Backyard. I am a mother and business owner of Big Horn Mountain Alpacas in Wyoming. I love farm life, cutting my own firewood in the mountains, and participating in local trail run races.

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