Kumbak

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Kumbak
Private
Industry Amusement rides, roller coasters
Founded November 14, 2001 (2001-11-14)
Founder 9 former Vekoma employees
Headquarters Weert, Netherlands[1]
Area served
Worldwide
Number of employees
16 (as of 3 December 2001)
Website www.kumbakcoasters.com

Kumbak is a Dutch amusement ride manufacturing company. In addition to manufacturing its own rides, the company primarily specialises in the upgrade of existing rides and attractions, originally made by other manufacturers.

History[edit]

One of the boats on the Kumbak-designed Flying Dutchman water coaster at Efteling.

Kumbak (originally Kumbak Coasters) was formed on 14 November 2001 just months after the bankruptcy of Vekoma, a roller coaster manufacturer.[2] The company was founded by nine former employees of Vekoma.[2] The company expanded to a total of 16 employees less than a month later.[2] Kumbak's first project was to design a passenger evacuation platform for Morey's Piers' Great Nor' Easter Suspended Looping Coaster.[3] Since then the company has performed a complete upgrade on several rides originally made by different manufacturers,[4] as well as designing their own water coaster and dark rides.[5][6][7][8]

Projects[edit]

A Kumbak car from the Sea Viper on display at the 2009 IAAPA Expo.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "KumbaK makes comeback!". Park World Online. 1 November 2009. Retrieved 15 October 2011. 
  2. ^ a b c Emmons, Natasha (3 December 2001). "Nine Former Vekoma Employees Come Back With Kumbak Coasters". All Business. Retrieved 15 October 2011. 
  3. ^ a b "Morey's Pier (US) – Great Nor'Easter Evacuation Platform (2003)". Kumbak. Retrieved 15 October 2011. 
  4. ^ "Complete Upgrade of Existing Rides". Kumbak. Retrieved 15 October 2011. 
  5. ^ a b "Hold the excitement!". Park World Online. 1 November 2006. Retrieved 15 October 2011. 
  6. ^ a b "Vliegende Hollander". Park World Online. 22 August 2007. Retrieved 15 October 2011. 
  7. ^ a b c d e "KumbaK upgrades Port Aventura coasters". Park World Online. 1 January 2007. Retrieved 15 October 2011. 
  8. ^ a b "Explore 5D partners with Kumbak". Park World Online. 1 January 2007. Retrieved 15 October 2011. 
  9. ^ "Pleasure Beach Blackpool (UK) – Space Invader 2 (2004)". Kumbak. Retrieved 15 October 2011. 
  10. ^ "Nederlands Spoorwegmuseum (NL) – Wereld 3 'Stalen Monsters' (2005)". Kumbak. Retrieved 15 October 2011. 
  11. ^ Marden, Duane. "Python  (Efteling)". Roller Coaster DataBase. Retrieved 15 October 2011. 
  12. ^ "Efteling (NL) – Python (2005)". Kumbak. Retrieved 15 October 2011. 
  13. ^ "Pleasure Beach Blackpool (UK) – Grand National (2006)". Kumbak. Retrieved 15 October 2011. 
  14. ^ "Kennywood (US) – Phantom's Revenge (2006)". Kumbak. Retrieved 15 October 2011. 
  15. ^ Marden, Duane. "Vliegende Hollander  (Efteling)". Roller Coaster DataBase. Retrieved 15 October 2011. 
  16. ^ "PortAventura (ES) – Stampida (2007)". Kumbak. Retrieved 15 October 2011. 
  17. ^ "PortAventura (ES) – Tomahawk (2007)". Kumbak. Retrieved 15 October 2011. 
  18. ^ "Ouwehands Dierenpark (NL) – Monkey Rail (2008)". Kumbak. Retrieved 15 October 2011. 
  19. ^ a b "KumbaK changes direction". Park World Online. 18 December 2007. Retrieved 15 October 2011. 
  20. ^ "Explore 5D / 5D Network (AT) – Miraculum (2008)". Kumbak. Retrieved 15 October 2011. 
  21. ^ "Explore 5D / 5D Network (AT) – Vienna Airlines (2008)". Kumbak. Retrieved 15 October 2011. 
  22. ^ "Wonderland Park (US) – Hornet (2009)". Kumbak. Retrieved 15 October 2011. 
  23. ^ "Sea World (AU) – Sea Viper (2009)". Kumbak. Retrieved 15 October 2011. 
  24. ^ "Walibi World (NL) – Robin Hood Restraint (2010)". Kumbak. Retrieved 15 October 2011. 
  25. ^ "Bakken (DK) – Rutschebanen (2010)". Kumbak. Retrieved 15 October 2011. 
  26. ^ Wilson, Richard (30 September 2011). "Movie World, September 30, 2011". The Parkz Update. Parkz. Retrieved 15 October 2011. 

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