Red Baron (ride)

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Red Baron is an amusement ride that is primarily intended for small children. It is a common kiddie ride at many amusement parks, carnivals, and fairs. The rider can move the plane up manually. Many ride manufacturers make this type of ride; the Zamperla's "Mini Jet" is a common model of this ride. The "Mini Jet" ride comes in various themes such as elephants, dragons, airplanes, helicopters, spaceships, etc. Some of the Red Baron kiddie rides are restricted to only children under 54 inches tall, such as the ones in Cedar Point Amusement Park and in Kings Island Amusement Park, or the one in Six Flags Discovery Kingdom in Vallejo, California. In quite a few other "Red Baron" type kiddie rides, adults and parents are allowed to ride on the rides, such as "The Busy Bees" and "Amazing Flying Elephants" at Dollywood in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, or at the Red Baron Ride at Funderland in Sacramento, California. Another place where adults can ride on a Red Baron type ride is at Disneyland and Disney World, where Dumbo the Flying Elephant has been a perennial favorite of not only toddlers, preschoolers and young children, but teenagers, adults and seniors as well, for many years (Disneyland has been around since July 17, 1955).

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Appearances[edit]

Chance Rides "Red Baron" appearances[edit]

SBF Visa Group "Mini Jet" appearances[edit]

Zamperla "Mini Jet" appearances[edit]

Past appearances[edit]

  • Darien Lake "Raft Adventures" ("Mini Jet" raft themed 1996–2009)
  • Dreamworld "Dora the Explorer's Sea Planes" (Zamperla Mini Jet, 1983–2010)
  • Disneyland "Rocket Jets"