33. Flying Scooters (from Pleasureland, Southport)

An early morning view of the Flying Scooters (Mistral Flying Machine) in May 2000. (Photograph: Nick Laister).

The abandoned ride in May 2007. (Photograph: Nick Laister).

The cars lay strewn across the ground in May 2007. (Photograph: Nick Laister).

The arms packed onto a flatbed trailer in June 2007. (Photograph: Nick Laister).

History: Added to Pleasureland in 1997, this is a recreation of a popular vintage amusement park ride called the Flying Scooters. The Pleasureland model was called the 'Mistral Flying Machine' and was manufactured by Bisch Rocco.

The ride features 10 'tubs', which can be controlled by the rider.

Dimensions: NA.

Importance: A relatively common amusement park ride, but there is only one other in existence in the UK.

Latest: Now in storage for use in the Heritage Park.

If you have any further information on the history of this ride, please email nick@savedreamland.co.uk.

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