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Boomerang (Fantasilandia)

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Boomerang
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Fantasilandia
Location Santiago, Santiago, Chile
Status Operating since 1996
Statistics
Manufacturer Vekoma
Type Steel - Shuttle
Model / product Boomerang
Riders per train 28
Hourly capacity 760
Propulsion Catch car lift hill (initial spike), Chain lift hill (second spike)
Height116.5 feet
Top speed47 mph
Length935 feet
Inversions3 (riders experience 6)
Duration1:48
G-force5.2
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Boomerang is a steel shuttle roller coaster located at Fantasilandia in Santiago, Santiago, Chile. It was one of the first Boomerang models to open with trains from Vekoma.

Design[edit]

Elements

Yellow track with blue supports.

Trains[edit]

Single train with 7 cars. In each car, riders are arranged 2 across in 2 rows for a total of 28 riders per train. The train was built by Vekoma.

Incident[edit]

On January 10, 2015, the back car became detached from the train as it climbed the second spike. The single car rolled back through the circuit and arrived at the station safely. As the rest of the train was released, the emergency brakes located between the vertical loop and the spike were activated, bringing the train from its top speed to a halt. No serious injuries were sustained; some riders suffered minor injuries.

As a result of the incident, the roller coaster was closed. The train was replaced with a newer style train from Vekoma, the brakes were replaced and the vertical loop track was reinforced.[1]

The ride reopened on November 1, 2015.

References[edit]

  1. Wild Riders - Fanáticos de Fantasilandia Facebook post