Flying Turns

Can you say, bobsled coaster? A wooden bobsled roller coaster was built a couple years ago 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
Opening Date: Oct 5, 2013
Location: Elysburg, Pennsylvania
Type: Wood Bobsled
Length: 1,300 ft
Height: 50 ft
Top Speed: 25 mph