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Flying Coaster
Website: Six Flags Elitch Gardens Homepage
Ride Type: Flying Coaster
Ride Status: Running
Average Rating: 3.0714
TPC Overall Rank: Rides need more than 25 reviews to be ranked.
Reviews: 16
Last Review: 7/15/2009 11:54:00 AM
In User Top 10: 3 times.
User Tracker Count: 26 times.

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2 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up rchlpie on 7/15/2009 11:54:00 AM
I did not like this coster and apparently neither did anyone else. I was uncomfortable while in the "cage" and was a bit sore when I got out. Elitch's closed it a couple of years ago and now it's sitting behind the Elitch Arena waiting to be sold.

4 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up Hussman on 12/19/2006 1:46:00 AM
I liked this ride and did not have much pain. However my dad got a little pain, but I still thought it was a good ride.

5 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up biosciking on 8/21/2006 1:19:00 AM
Okay, lets break this thing down. The Flying Coaster is a very interesting-looking, unique little coaster nestled into the corner of Elitch Gardens. As previous posters have mentioned, it kind of appears to be a flying version of a wild mouse. You climb into the four-across car (literally--you climb a "ladder" to the appropriate rung so that you are standing comfortably) and get closed in, so that the car looks like a little cage with four prisoners, er, passengers, inside. Before going up the lift, the contraption tilts forward so that you are lying flat rather than standing. There is a spiral lift hill with not a chain to be found. The car gets pushed up by a revolving arm. Now, I had read all of these reviews and was preparing for the worst, and I must say that I was very pleasantly surprised. No, this was no Tatsu, but I did find it to be very fun nonetheless. There was a little dip that started the ride, which was actually a neat sensation as you were pointed head-first. The curves were sort of herky-jerky rather than swoopingly smooth, but again, that goes along with the wild mouse feel of this coaster. And then there were the inversions. I actually felt that these were the highlights of the ride. They seemed to take a very long time to execute, so you got to really enjoy being flipped around. My first ride took place in one of the middle seats, and I found no discomfort whatsoever during any of the ride. I will admit, I rode again later in an outside seat, and it was noticeably rougher. I think I had my feet in the wrong place that time, and that caused the problem. However, I didnt really view it as a problem. Ive said it before, and Ill say it again--I enjoy a little brutality from a coaster, and being tossed about in my little flying cage actually proved to be great fun. I guess Im lucky that it doesnt take much to entertain me. Flying Coaster, you finally have a proponent!

2 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up spaminacan on 8/4/2006 12:48:00 AM
I went into the ride thinking it would be ok, but I came off hurting bad. Two days later and my shoulders are still hurting. I hate the rolls because you fall into the cage and it hurts really bad. I was spoiled by SUF.

4 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up acdcdude on 7/18/2006 2:08:00 AM - User's Top Ride #6
fun ride, short line

3 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up Jhstorm13 on 7/14/2006 11:27:00 PM
the flying aspect of the ride is cool but the design could have used a bit more thought,,,

3 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up viking78 on 3/2/2006 1:38:00 AM
Yeah this one is a dissapointment. Not a terrible ride. The design is pretty darn creative. Definitely one of the better rides at this park. However since SFEG is a disaster of an amusement park thatss not saying much. In fact I am surprised Six Flags hasnt bailed on it yet. Either that or bring some real coasters to make it worth going to.

3 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up Scott on 12/9/2004 7:02:00 PM
This has a pretty original idea although B&M did a better job with flying type coasters. The cars on this are extremely weird and if your not in them correctly, prepare for a beating. Another strange thing is that while going through the loops your back bangs against the metal cage. I wish this ride had more of a flying effect and less flips. The rough flips really ruin it. The ending spirals are pretty fun but the end brake is brutal. I can tell why no one is ever in line for this. The lift is also really weird causing it to brake down alot. Try SUF for an awesome flyer. This hurts your chest alot, and im a man!

3 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up Yogurt on 10/12/2004 8:23:00 PM
Two words can describe this ride- WEIRD and PAINFUL!! The loading mechanism is very out of the ordinary. You have to board these moving cars and they lock you into a cage while you stand on a little bar. I felt like a circus animal in that cage. Not only does it make you feel claustrophobic but its so loose that you get rattled around in there and bang against the walls! Dont even bother riding this...

3 Rating
-1 Rating Rate Down Rate Up yfz450 on 6/23/2004 11:53:00 PM
I thought the same thing as qaz

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