Mountain Gliders

Ride in the United States
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Mountain Gliders
Carowinds
Location Charlotte, North Carolina, USA
Coordinates 35°06′05″N 80°56′32″W / 35.1015219°N 80.942227°W / 35.1015219; -80.942227
Status Operating since 2005
Rider height
  • Minimum: 36 inch
  • Min. unaccompanied: 44 inch
Kings Island
Location Mason, Ohio, USA
Coordinates 39°20′29″N 84°15′55″W / 39.341469°N 84.265385°W / 39.341469; -84.265385
Operated April 1972 to October 2004
Replaced by Backlot Stunt Coaster
Coney Island
Location Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
Operated 1940 to September 1971
Statistics
Manufacturer Bisch Rocco
Product Flying Scooters
Type
HELP

Mountain Gliders is a Flying Scooters ride built by US manufacturer Bisch Rocco currently located at Carowinds in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA.

History

The ride first opened at Coney Island in 1940. In September 1971, the park closed and the ride was moved to Kings Island the year after. It would be renamed Flying Eagles in 1976.

In 2004, Les Taxis and Flying Eagles were removed to make room for Backlot Stunt Coaster. Flying Eagles was then relocated to Carowinds in 2005, where it was renamed Phantom Flyers.

Phantom Flyers became Woodstock Gliders for the 2010 season when Nickelodeon Universe was renamed Planet Snoopy. The area would be once again renamed Camp Snoopy in 2018 with Woodstock Gliders being dismantled. It was rebuilt in 2019 as Mountain Gliders. The ride would now be located in the Blue Ridge Junction area.[1]

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References

  1. "PHOTOS: Carowinds prepares to double launch into 2019 season with new roller coaster, themed area".


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