Final Boarding Call for Iconic Florida Coaster

The Flying School ride dates back to 2004 and its start in Cypress Gardens
Flying School roller coaster in action
The ride takes its final flight on National Roller Coaster Day. Legoland photo

The Flying School roller coaster at Legoland Florida will make its final flight on Aug. 16, which not coincidentally is also National Roller Coaster Day.

The steel, inverted coaster has been in operation since 2004 when the Winter Haven theme park was known as Cypress Gardens. It was named Swamp Thing in the Cypress Gardens days.

RELATED: Peppa the Pig Serves Up Breakfast in Florida Park | Florida Travel + Life

“One of the coasters original to Cypress Gardens Adventure Park, the inverted, steel coaster allows guests to take flight into the Legoland skies,” the park announced. “This summer, it soars through the clouds one last time to make way for future awesomeness.”

To help mark the end of the coaster’s run, Legoland is offering a limited-time 2-day, 2-park pass for Florida residents through Aug. 31. The pass is $99. Discounts are also available at Legoland hotels.

More Stories Like This:

Email Newsletters and Special Offers

Sign up for Florida Travel + Life emails to receive features on travel destinations, event listings and product reviews as well as special offers on behalf of FTL’s partners.
By signing up you agree to receive communications from Florida Travel + Life and select partners in accordance with our Privacy Policy. You may opt out of email messages/withdraw consent at any time.