Fling Scooters

Tuesday, October 19, 2004 2:36 PM
What other parks have the scooters and who makes them. Who made PKI'S now PC'S, also has Carowinds made an announcement of the flyers. I heard from another website their going into there Nick Central area.

Thanks,

Jake

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Tuesday, October 19, 2004 2:48 PM
Off the top of my head...

Knoebels, Seabreeze, Conneaut Lake Park, Lake Compounce, Hersheypark, Indiana Beach & PGA.

I know I'm missing a few (possibly more) but that should get you started.

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Tuesday, October 19, 2004 2:53 PM
I could go for a fling scooter about now. ;)

Indiana Beach, Knoebel's, PKD, Holiday World, and Fun Spot all have scooters. Someone else can probably answer the rest of your questions.

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Tuesday, October 19, 2004 2:59 PM
LOL @ Dawn....

Good ones I've ridden: Fun Spot, PKI/PCar, and KG. Don't be TOO surprised if IB decides to allow snapping in the next year or two...they were *definitely* snap-able....;)

Hershey, I had no luck with, but some of the better *pilots* were able to get in a few good snaps (the op seemed more amused than annoyed, thankfully).

Who makes them? In the "good old days", Bisch-Rocco. Now, Larson.

edit: I don't know who *Scooter* is (other than perhaps Phil Rizzuto), but I could use a fling myself...;)
*** Edited 10/19/2004 7:00:28 PM UTC by rollergator***

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Tuesday, October 19, 2004 3:01 PM
I understand that Hershey usually frowns upon snapping. I have yet to find that out for myself but I have heard a few people complain about that.

We rode IB's Air Crow on one of the first days it ran and it definitely had the potential to be a "snapable" ride. Time will tell if IB lets riders do that. But if any park would, it would be IB!

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Tuesday, October 19, 2004 3:01 PM
Fling scooters... interesting... and how does one have a 'fling' w/scooters??? i didn't know they had separate genders...

conneaut's are good... the snap fairly well...
*** Edited 10/19/2004 7:06:01 PM UTC by FLYINGSCOOTER***

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Tuesday, October 19, 2004 3:04 PM
You don't need seperate genders for a fling. Just FYI. :)
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Tuesday, October 19, 2004 3:07 PM
Erieview Park in Geneva On The Lake, Ohio has a decent portable model... but snapping isn't exactly something that happens regularly thanks to the wing restrictor cables and the relatively slow speed at which the ride travels. Still, it's the only model left in Northern Ohio.

Ray P. (a rare Geneva On The Lake fan)

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Tuesday, October 19, 2004 3:07 PM
having never been a fling scooter, i didn't know... lol
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Tuesday, October 19, 2004 3:24 PM
Lakeside in Denver has a set as well.
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Tuesday, October 19, 2004 3:26 PM
You've got that right Dawn. You don't need age verification either... ;)

+Danny

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Tuesday, October 19, 2004 3:32 PM
Here's more information that you could possibly want about our "fling":Eagle’s Flight/Flying Scooter· Manufacturer: Bisch-Rocco Amusement Company (Chicago, Illinois)· Model: Flying Scooter· Serial number: 0299· Number of vehicles: 8· Capacity per vehicle: 2 adults· Restraints: Lap belt· Height restrictions: At least 36 inches· Other restrictions: Heart problems, back/neck/bone injury, recent surgery or illness, pregnancy, high blood pressureHistory· For many years, the ride was in storage inside a barn in Michigan· Later operated at Mesker Park (Evansville, Indiana – Closed in 1975)· Purchased by Holiday World in 1976.

And for the record, we do not allow snapping. (Although I've been told it's a moot point, as the tubs are too heavy anyway.)

Thanks, Paula (rode 'em once; felt sick the rest of the day...but I never did "fling"!)

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Tuesday, October 19, 2004 3:40 PM
Stricker's Grove and the now defunct LeSourdesville Lake have them.

Shaggy

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Tuesday, October 19, 2004 9:27 PM

Raven Maven said:
Here's more information that you could possibly want about our "fling":Eagle’s Flight/Flying Scooter·

Great job, Jacob! You've got the PR queen of the world's friendliest theme park making fun of you.

You musta finally done something right!;)

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