A delightful surprise arrived in the Flyer Addicts email box Friday afternoon – new pictures of the Eldridge Park Flying Scooter we first told you about a month ago.
Eldridge Park Carousel Preservation Society President Robby Robertson sent us these pictures of the former Fun Spot Flying Scooter being erected on Friday. Over the past few weeks, the structure has been cleaned, repainted and prepped for installation. The tubs too have received a good buff and shine – as well as new themed decals.
Up early next week is the running of conduit for power and then final surface grading and paving. If all goes to plan, they expect to announce the ride will run by the end of the month. Robby also clued us into the rides new name. Via email, he says “[we] will likely call the ride The Thunderbirds.”
Check out the construction gallery below and pencil in those Elmira, NY travel plans. It won’t be long before they will say “Thunderbirds are Go!” (Ok, not the real source of the theme)