FLYING TURNS – RESURRECTING A LEGEND.

DVD_ResurrectingALegend[DVD: StoryWorks.TV – 2015 – 60 mins +extras]. In its heyday of the 1930s through the 1960s, it was unlike any other amusement park ride. Crafted entirely of wood, few were constructed and even fewer became classics. Leaving lasting memories, it was deemed legendary by those fortunate to have ridden these gravity powered cars through hand-crafted troughs of cypress. The Flying Turns bobsled-type coaster was no ordinary ride and Knoebels Amusement Resort (Elysburg, Pennsylvania) is no ordinary amusement park. Together, they are the perfect complement. After an absence of four decades, and roughly seventy years since last constructed in the United States, the Flying Turns is now back! With virtually no available historic plans or construction documentation from the original rides, park president Dick Knoebel, ride designer John Fetterman, project manager Jim Martini, construction consultant Leonard Adams, wooden coaster designer Mike Boodley and dozens of construction personnel worked over seven years building an all-new ‘classic’ coaster, rekindling a passion and craftsmanship thought lost to time. ANDY SHINE SAYS: The 14 minutes of extras include the Resurrecting a Legend DVD trailer, and features called “Phoenix,” “Twister” and “Rocket to Phoenix.” ANDY SHINE’S RATING: Excellent.