Location: Coney Island (today known as Coney Mall) in the current location of Zephyr (1972-1985); Hanna-Barbera Land (today known as Planet Snoopy) in approximately the current location of Sally’s Seaplane (1986-1995)
Former Names: Flying Carpet (1972-1985); often misidentified as McScrappy’s Slide
Model: Mat Slide
Vehicles: Fifteen lanes
Description: Scrappy’s Slides was a classic mat slide with fifteen lanes and two hills. Guests would ride down in burlap sacks. When it first opened, it had three hills.
History: Scrappy’s Slides first opened at Cincinnati’s Coney Island in 1969. It was relocated to Kings Island for its 1972 opening and was originally known at the new park as Flying Carpet. It was located at what was then the end of Coney Island (today known as Coney Mall). The ride originally featured a light blue paint job with thin, red stripes between every three lanes.
The ride was first repainted in 1975, when its blue paintjob was swapped for alternating shades of red, white, or blue. It was repainted again in 1981, now with clusters of those same colors. A new red, white, and blue striped awning was also added to the top of the attraction.
Flying Carpet was removed from the Coney Island area after the 1985 season and Zephyr opened in its space in 1986. Flying Carpet reopened in Hanna-Barbera Land (today known as Planet Snoopy) in 1986 (approximately where Sally’s Seaplane now sits) and was renamed Scrappy’s Slides. It was reduced in size from three to two hills and was repainted shades of yellow and green. It replaced the shortly-lived Hanna-Barbera Amphitheater.
Scrappy’s Slides was removed after the 1995 season. Many sources claim that it was removed for the addition of Nickelodeon Splat City in 1995, but this is not true – the two coexisted during the 1995 season.