Flying Turns (Knoebels)

Roller coaster in the United States
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Flying Turns
Knoebels Amusement Park
Location Elysburg, Pennsylvania, USA
Status Operating since October 4, 2013
Rider height 42 inch minimum
Designer / calculations John Fetterman
Type Wooden - Bobsled
Riders per train 6
Propulsion Chain lift hill
Height 50 feet
Top speed 24 mph
Length 1300 feet
Inversions 0

Flying Turns is the only wooden bobsled roller coaster in the world, located at Knoebels Amusement Park in Elysburg, Pennsylvania, USA. It is modeled after a similar ride designed by John Norman Bartlett and John A. Miller in the 1920s. The ride was scheduled to open in 2007 but suffered numerous delays. It finally began operation in the evening of October 4, 2013. Flying Turns has viewing areas where spectators can watch and photograph the trains as they roll track-free through the open wooden troughs. Flying Turns also has two tracked lift hills. The first is smaller, at the start of the ride, and the second is larger and is the main lift hill.


Construction on Flying Turns began in January 2006. At the time, the budget for the roller coaster was $3 million.[1] The ride was closed during the 2020 park season during which time maintenance repairs were made.



4 trains with 3 cars per train. Riders are arranged inline in 2 rows for a total of 6 riders per train.



  1. "Fun With Gravity: A Wooden Roller Coaster Designer Doesn't Go for the Cheap Thrills of Steel Giants". Washington Post.

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