Mumbo Jumbo (roller coaster)
The first drop on Mumbo Jumbo
|Flamingo Land Resort|
|Opening date||4 July 2009|
|Lift/launch system||Chain lift hill|
|Height||98 ft (30 m)|
|Speed||41 mph (66 km/h)|
|Max vertical angle||112°|
|Height restriction||47.3 in (120 cm)|
|Mumbo Jumbo at RCDB
Pictures of Mumbo Jumbo at RCDB
Mumbo Jumbo is a roller coaster which opened to the public on 4 July 2009 at Flamingo Land Resort, UK. Mumbo Jumbo is situated in the Lost Kingdom section of the park and has orange supports and black tracks.
The roller coaster's maximum vertical angle is 112 degrees, making it the world's steepest roller coaster from 4 July 2009 until 16 July 2011. The official park press release stated that the Mumbo Jumbo opening will be attended by representatives of Guinness World Records. Andrea Banfi of Guinness World Records said: "We will be in attendance at the opening of Flamingo Land's new roller coaster and look forward to this new Guinness World Records record in the 'Steepest roller coaster made from steel' category".
This record was previously held by another S&S El Loco, Steel Hawg in Indiana Beach. On 16 July 2011, a Gerstlauer Euro-Fighter roller coaster opened in Fuji-Q Highland named Takabisha featuring a 121 degree drop. It is currently the world's steepest.
|112 degree drop|
|Immelmann Loop (Inline Twist and Half Loop)|
|Sloping Heartline Twist|
The train pulls away from the station around a 180 degree turn and hits the chain lift. Once at the crown of the chain lift the car navigates round an 's-bend' and another 180 degree turn into the famous 112 degree drop, at this point going at 41m.ph, then travels up a hill completing a 180 turn into some 'trim brakes'. After that the train completes a series of banked turns (360 degress) and then into a barrel roll and half loop. After exiting the half loop the train rises into some more 'trim brakes'. Once exiting the breaks the train then pulls through a 180 degree banked turn and into a heart line roll. Finally an over banked curve and into the final brake-run.
The park owners said the name "Mumbo Jumbo" is a tongue-in-cheek description of how other parks boast about their new roller coasters.
On 3 May 2010, one of the carts got stuck on an inverted section of the ride due to a poncho blowing into the wheels. Two female passengers were trapped upside down for 10 minutes before being safely removed from the ride by parks operations team.
- Marden, Duane. "Mumbo Jumbo (Flamingo Land)". Roller Coaster DataBase. Retrieved 13 July 2011.
- "Mumbo Jumbo (Press Release)". rcdb.com. Roller Coaster DataBase. Retrieved 15 September 2011.
- Marden, Duane. "Takabisha (Fuji-Q Highland)". Roller Coaster DataBase. Retrieved 13 July 2011.
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|World's steepest roller coaster
July 4, 2009 – July 1, 2011