Mumbo Jumbo (roller coaster)

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Mumbo Jumbo
MumboJumbo-Flamingoland.jpg
The first drop on Mumbo Jumbo
Flamingo Land Resort
Coordinates 54°12′32″N 0°48′29″W / 54.209°N 0.808°W / 54.209; -0.808Coordinates: 54°12′32″N 0°48′29″W / 54.209°N 0.808°W / 54.209; -0.808
Status Operating
Opening date 4 July 2009
General statistics
Type Steel
Manufacturer S&S Worldwide
Model El Loco
Lift/launch system Chain lift hill
Height 98 ft (30 m)
Speed 41 mph (66 km/h)
Inversions 2
Max vertical angle 112°
G-force 4
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 is an El Loco model built by manufacturer S&S Worldwide; it is 98 feet (30 m) tall, features two inversions and a maximum G force of 4g.

Records[edit]

The roller coaster's maximum vertical angle is 112 degrees,[1] 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".[2]

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.[3] It is currently the world's steepest.

Ride Experience[edit]

Elements[edit]

Elements
112 degree drop
Immelmann Loop (Inline Twist and Half Loop)
Sloping Heartline Twist

The ride[edit]

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.

Name Origin[edit]

The park owners said the name "Mumbo Jumbo" is a tongue-in-cheek description of how other parks boast about their new roller coasters.

Incidents[edit]

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.[4][5]

References[edit]

Preceded by
Steel Hawg
111°
World's steepest roller coaster
July 4, 2009 – July 1, 2011
112°
Succeeded by
Timber Drop
113°