Flying Turns

Can you say, “bobsled coaster”! A wooden bobsled roller coaster was built in Elysburg, Pennsylvania at a resort named Knoebels Amusement Resort. The ride was designed after another bobsled roller coaster also called Flying Turns which operated from 1930 to 1969 in Cleveland, Ohio.

The ride only picks up to a speed of about 25 mph so the experience of what a bobsled race in the Olympics is like is not quite there but similar in different aspects. The ride still looks like a blast because of the banks you whip left and right through. The coaster travels down the track freely on wheels, based on the forces of momentum and gravity, so each time you ride Flying Turns your experience is different.

Name Flying Turns
Theme Park Knoebels Amusement Resort
Location Elysburg, Pennsylvania, USA
Opened Date October 5, 2013
Type Wood Bobsled
Length 1,300 ft
Height 50 ft
Top Speed 25 mph

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