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|Designer / calculations||John Fetterman|
|Type||Wooden - Bobsled|
|Riders per train||6|
|Propulsion||Chain lift hill|
|Top speed||24 mph|
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. 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.
- Flying Turns on the Roller Coaster DataBase.
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