Screamin’ Eagles Puts You in the Pilot Seat
Starting in Spring 2013 you will be able to take flight and pilot your very own flying scooter — known simply as a “flyer” by avid fans — on the all-new Screamin’ Eagles.
Every flight on this open-air centrifugal force ride decked out with eagles and blazing wild flames is guaranteed to be different than the last. Each flyer is designed to give you control over your own flight experience by letting you manually control the moveable front wing. As the Screamin’ Eagles starts spinning faster and faster, sending you soaring up high into the air, depending on your piloting skills you can simply just glide through the air or you can swing the flyer side-to-side, gain altitude, and nose dive with each revolution of speeds up to 40 mph. You are ultimately in control.
If you’re new to flyers and you’re looking for a mild ride, take some advice from the experts at Flyers Addicts Anonymous: Hold the front wing nice and steady throughout the duration of the ride. This creates a nice, smooth flight perfect for sight seeing over the historic River D.
If you’re a little more adventurous and looking for a more heart-racing, blood-pumping flight, the experts at Flyers Addicts Anonymous recommend you familiarize yourself with and play around with maneuvering your front wing. You will pleasantly discover that strategically positioning your front wing in relation to things such as ride speed, wind direction, and the position in the ride’s natural dive cycle will lead to a much faster, intense, and completely unexpected wild flight with dips and dives!
The Screamin’ Eagles is a new generation of a classic ride rich in history. It harks back to the 1940s and 1950s when it was a huge fan favorite at theme parks across the country, allowing little boys and grown men alike to hop in and suddenly, if only briefly, become fighter pilots over the great Pacific. Even more interesting is that even though the flying scooter was sold and marketed by Bisch-Rocco Amusement Company it wasn’t originally meant to be a theme park ride. According to Flyer Addicts Anonymous, a group of avid flyer enthusiasts that travel the country for what they refer to as their “flyer fix”, the original open-air centrifugal force ride was actually originally developed and built by Alvin Bisch (1888-1965) in the early 1930s as an airplane pilot training device.
Flying on the Screamin’ Eagles is truly a one-of-a-kind experience because there really aren’t many rides out there that let you control your own ride experience.
You must be 36" with adult or at least 44" to ride Screamin' Eagles.