An early morning view of the Flying
Scooters (Mistral Flying Machine) in May 2000. (Photograph:
The abandoned ride in May 2007. (Photograph:
The cars lay strewn across the ground in May 2007. (Photograph:
The arms packed onto a flatbed trailer
in June 2007. (Photograph:
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
The ride features 10
'tubs', which can be controlled by the rider.
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
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