Mamba (roller coaster)

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Mamba
MambaLiftHillWOF.jpg
Mamba's first hill
Worlds of Fun
Park section Africa
Coordinates 39°10′19″N 94°29′26″W / 39.171979°N 94.490561°W / 39.171979; -94.490561Coordinates: 39°10′19″N 94°29′26″W / 39.171979°N 94.490561°W / 39.171979; -94.490561
Status Operating
Opening date April 18, 1998
Cost $10,000,000 USD
General statistics
Type Steel – hypercoaster
Manufacturer D. H. Morgan Manufacturing
Designer Steve Okamoto
Model out and back
Track layout Out and Back
Lift/launch system Chain lift hill
Height 205 ft (62 m)
Drop 205 ft (62 m)
Length 5,600 ft (1,700 m)
Speed 75 mph (121 km/h)
Inversions 0
Duration 3:00
Max vertical angle 66°
Capacity 1700 riders per hour
G-force 3.5
Height restriction 48 in (122 cm)
Trains 3 trains with 6 cars. Riders are arranged 3 across in 2 rows for a total of 36 riders per train.
Fast Lane available
Mamba at RCDB
Pictures of Mamba at RCDB

Mamba is a steel hypercoaster designed by Steve Okamoto, and built by D.H. Morgan Manufacturing. Mamba is located at Worlds of Fun in Kansas City, Missouri. Mamba opened in 1998 at a cost of 10 million USD.

Ride elements[edit]

  • 205 foot 1st hill
  • 184 foot 2nd hill
  • 580° helix at speed 60+ mph drop on the first hill
  • 5 "Camelback" bumps including a "double-up" bump

Trains[edit]

3 trains with 6 cars per train. Riders are arranged 2 across in 3 rows, for a total of 36 riders per train.[1]

Similar rides[edit]

Mamba is often compared to its sister roller coasters Steel Force at Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom and Wild Thing at Valleyfair.

Rankings[edit]

  • 6th longest steel roller coaster in North America (tied with Steel Force)[2]
Golden Ticket Awards: Top Steel Roller Coasters[3][4][5]
Year 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
Ranking
9
20
18
24
31
28
25
26
39
40
30
38
50
Mitch Hawker's Best Roller Coaster Poll: Best Steel-Tracked Roller Coaster
Year 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008
Ranking
15
n/a[6]
15
31
37
36
65
88
102
93

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