Flying School

Roller coaster in the United States
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Flying School
Legoland Florida
Location Winter Haven, Florida, USA
Coordinates 27°59′42″N 81°41′28″W / 27.994975°N 81.691053°W / 27.994975; -81.691053
Status Standing but not operating
Operated December 9, 2004 to August 16, 2023
Rider height
  • Minimum: 44 inch
  • Min. unaccompanied: 52 inch
  • Maximum: 77 inch
Manufacturer Vekoma
Product Suspended Family Coaster 342m
Type Steel - Inverted
Propulsion Chain lift hill
Inversions 0

Flying School is a steel inverted roller coaster that previously operated at Legoland Florida in Winter Haven, Florida, USA. Before the park became Legoland, it was called Swamp Thing. The ride is currently standing but not operating, although Legoland Florida has announced that the ride has been permanently closed and will not reopen.


The ride opened as Swamp Thing in 2004 and was installed by Martin & Vleminckx. It closed in 2008, but reopened as part of Legoland Florida in 2011 as Flying School.

In July 2023, the park announced that the ride would close forever on August 16, 2023.[1][2] The ride is standing but not operating as of December 2023.[3]



Single train with 10 cars. In each car, riders are arranged 2 across in a single row, for a total of 20 riders per train.


  1. "LEGOLAND Florida roller coaster takes its last 'flight' after 12 years of thrills".
  2. Bevil, Dewayne (2023-07-14). "Legoland grounding its Flying School roller coaster". Orlando Sentinel. Retrieved 2023-10-08.
  3. "[Flying School, LEGOLAND FL]Looking Sad". Reddit. toastyhoodie. 2023-12-09. Retrieved 2023-12-10.

External links

Articles on Legoland Florida