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Flying Turns roller coaster: Will we ever get to ride this replica of a relic?
Flying Turns roller coaster: Will we ever get to ride this replica of a relic?

Reporting from Knoebels in Elysburg, Pa.-- Over the last five summers, the most anticipated roller coaster hasn’t been a towering, looping speed demon but rather a slow, squat and serpentine 1930s-era replica that disappeared from the amusement park landscape nearly four decades ago. Since the autumn of 2005, Flying Turns at Knoebels in tiny Elysburg, Pa., has been the all-consuming passion and obsession of theme park President Dick Knoebel and ride designer John Fetterman. But despite a Herculean effort by the ride's twin champions, coaster enthusiasts know one hard truth: They may never get to ride Flying Turns. Photos: Flying Turns toboggan coaster at Knoebels ...

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