Boomerang (Worlds of Fun)

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Boomerang
Worlds of Fun
Park section Africa
Coordinates 39°10′23″N 94°29′06″W / 39.173135°N 94.485096°W / 39.173135; -94.485096Coordinates: 39°10′23″N 94°29′06″W / 39.173135°N 94.485096°W / 39.173135; -94.485096
Status Operating
Opening date 2000
General statistics
Type Steel – Boomerang
Manufacturer Vekoma
Model Shuttle roller coaster
Track layout Steel
Lift/launch system Chain
Height 116 ft (35 m)
Length 935 ft (285 m)
Speed 47 mph (76 km/h)
Inversions 6 (3 forward, 3 backward)
Duration 1 min 48 sec
Max vertical angle 45°
Capacity 750 riders per hour
Height restriction 48 in (122 cm)
Fast Lane available
Boomerang at RCDB
Pictures of Boomerang at RCDB

Boomerang is a shuttle roller coaster at Worlds of Fun in Kansas City, Missouri. It opened in the 2000 season, replacing the vacancy left by the Zambezi Zinger's departure in 1997, and used Zambezi's line queue. Since 2005, the line queue and signage has moved. Boomerang is a "cookie-cutter" or "clone" ride, meaning it is not unique to Worlds of Fun and is manufactured by Vekoma for many other parks. Since Worlds of Fun has no Australia/Oceania section, the Boomerang was fitted into the Africa section.

The Ride[edit]

Riders are towed up a 116 foot (33.5m), 45° incline and dropped. The train reaches a maximum speed of 47 mph (75.6 km/h), while traveling through the station and into a cobra roll element, inverting the riders twice and turning in the direction of the initial incline. It then travels through a vertical loop and up a section of track that is nearly parallel to the first incline. Finally, the train repeats the trip, backwards, to complete the ride.

Elements[edit]

2 Lift Hills

Train[edit]

Single train with 7 cars. Riders are arranged 2 across in 2 rows for a total of 28 riders.

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