The Wie Flyer is the latest attraction from German toboggan and slide specialist Wiegand. Now open at Inselsberg Sommerrodelbahn in the state of Thuringa, the ride is essentially a suspended version of the company’s popular Bobkart.
Passengers ride in glider-style twin seater vehicles beneath a rail at up to 20mph (32km/h). The rider in the front controls the swing, while the passenger in the back controls the speed. An automatic distance control prevents collisions with other vehicles. As with many of Wiegand’s products, the steel rail is galvanised, ensuring minimum maintenance.
The Inselberg installation features 500-metres of track and complements the German park’s existing 1km toboggan run which has been operational since 1992.