Idlewild announces Flying Aces

Posted Monday, February 12, 2007 9:56 AM | Contributed by Jeff

Idlewild & SoakZone announced today that when it opens its gates in May and welcomes Guests to its 130th season, riders can earn their wings on the new Flying Aces ride.

"Our Flying Aces ride is our fourth new family attraction in four years and complements our wildly successful Captain Kidd's Adventure Galley and Paul Bunyan's Loggin' Toboggan. Idlewild families will love it," said Brandon Leonatti, General Manager. "This timeless ride is a favorite among amusement park enthusiasts because riders generate their own thrills as they pilot and maneuver their own plane. Flying Aces is a great addition to our collection of family-friendly rides, and we're excited to introduce it to new generations of Idlewild visitors."

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Monday, February 12, 2007 10:32 AM
Sure SOUNDS like a no-snapping policy will be in effect. I <3 Idlewild regardless...
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Monday, February 12, 2007 12:38 PM
Hey KI, How about getting a set of these as well?
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Monday, February 12, 2007 1:35 PM
Didn't Idlewild used to have the set of flyers from Kennywood when Kennywood put in Pitt Fall?
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Monday, February 12, 2007 2:25 PM
Those went to Lake Compounce.
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Monday, February 12, 2007 4:14 PM
What are you talkin' about, Bill?

"This timeless ride is a favorite among amusement park enthusiasts because riders generate their own thrills as they pilot and maneuver their own plane."

Seems to me they are acknowledging snapping. Perhaps we'll be lucky. :)

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Monday, February 12, 2007 7:32 PM
Our Flying Aces ride is our fourth new family attraction in four years
and complements our wildly successful Captain Kidd's Adventure Galley and Paul Bunyan's Loggin' Toboggan. Idlewild families will love it
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Monday, February 12, 2007 7:49 PM
So what? It IS a family ride...just like The Voyage is. ;)
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Monday, February 12, 2007 9:15 PM
The former Kennywood scooters went to KNOEBELS, Ask Dick Knoebel or John Fetterman and they will tell you so.

This version of the news release indeed says it's Premiers first Ten tub model.

WOOT!, I really hope it's built as sturdy at the orriginal. PREFERRABLY A COPY OF THE ORIGINAL! 70+ years old and many are still operating and being SNAPPED DAILY!

Chuck, Who agrees, PKI should seriously consider this. For half a million they can have a bunch of happy guest compared to multi million rides that bring people for one season.

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Monday, February 12, 2007 9:38 PM
Better yet, snatch the Eagles back from Carowinds and give a new set to Carowinds. ;)
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Monday, February 12, 2007 9:41 PM
I agree!

:)

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Tuesday, February 13, 2007 2:20 AM
Are this a new or used ride?
What happened to the similar ride that was auctioned at ErieView?
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Tuesday, February 13, 2007 8:27 AM
Idlewild's is a new ride from Premier Rides. I'm not sure who bought Erieview's Flying Scooter.

Also, the Flyer at Knoebels used to be at Kennywood during the 1960s sitting in front of Noah's Ark. It was sold to Knoebels in the early 1970s.

The flying scooter at Lake Compounce also came from Kennywood. That one first ran at West View Park, then operated at Idora Park. Kennywood bought it during Idora's auction in 1985 and kept it in storage at Idlewild. They sold the tubs to Seabreeze after their's were destroyed in the fire that also destroyed their carousel (they were being stored in the carousel building during the off-season). New vehicles were manufactured for the ride and it was installed in Lost Kennywood in 1995 as the Phantom Flyers for 1.5 seasons. They were shipped to Lake Compounce mid-1996 when construction for Pitt Fall began.*** This post was edited by Brother Dave 2/13/2007 8:40:15 AM ***

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Tuesday, February 13, 2007 12:11 PM
Doesn't Larson manufacture a 8 tub model?
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Tuesday, February 13, 2007 4:56 PM
Yes, they do.
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Wednesday, February 14, 2007 5:57 PM
Maybe this is something Cedar Point should think of if they keep the Peanuts theming. What would fit in better than a set of flyers themed as snoopy and the Red Baron?
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Wednesday, February 14, 2007 6:53 PM
That's a great idea!
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Monday, February 19, 2007 4:59 PM
"As the wing is moved the planes swing inward or outward while still traveling around the central axis giving pilots a high- flying rush of excitement."

Sounds like conditions for a potential snap or two to occur.

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Sunday, June 17, 2007 5:31 PM
Hey does anyone know about the snapping policy (or if they're capable of snapping)?
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