With a simple post on its blog, Fun Spot USA announced that their new Larson Flying Scooter – called the Screamin’ Eagle – opened to the public on Friday, February 4th:
The Screamin Eagle took its first flight with TJ and Alexis Arie as the first passengers on Friday February 4th. The Screamin’ Eagle is now open to the public and is included in the Rides or Go Kart armband.
Fun Spot USA is the larger of the two Fun Spot parks in the Orlando area. The park and the scooter are located in Kissimmee along US 192, which is also home to the 300-foot tall Skycoaster. The ride takes the former spot of the Cobra flat ride.
Installation of the ride was quick, as according to a blog post the ride was delivered in late January and went from arrival to operation in just about a week. Their blog also has a few pictures of the unassembled ride. In December the park had announced it purchased the ride during the annual IAAPA trade show held in November. As you can see, the sail graphics are quite stunning, melding the classic image of an eagles head found on several scooters with the flames you might find on a muscle car (or maybe an Air Crow). This scooter is the first new Larson installation since the Dragon Flyer opened at Castle Park in 2009.
Since none of the Flyer Addicts team has plans to travel to Florida soon, we’re looking for help from our fellow addicts. Are you going to Orlando for Spring Break? The ACE Spring-Con (they will be next door at Old Town as part of the itinerary)? Help us by filing a trip report…How does it fly? Any ride policies? Pictures or Video? We’ll feature your information right here on our research blog.