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|Location||Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico|
|Operated||December 20, 2013 to|
|Opened||December 20, 2013|
|Designer / Calculations||Ing.-Büro Stengel GmbH|
|Type||Steel - Shuttle|
|Riders per train||24|
|Riders per hour||1,400|
|Lift/launch system||Chain lift hill|
|Top speed||50 mph|
|Dimensions||feet x feet|
|Inversions||1 (Riders experience 2)|
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Bullet first operated at Wurstelprater, Austria during 1982, where it was named Wiener Looping. It was located in the area "Nr. 1" but was removed due to its high noise level. It was then relocated to Boardwalk and Baseball (then Circus World) in Florida, United States where it opened around 1984. It closed soon after due to its high intensity.
In 1988, German showman company Goetzke bought the ride and had it refurbished by BHS. BHS added a second drive motor to the ride, reducing the initial launch speed. As a result, less power and maintanence is necessary to operate the ride. Goetzke operated it for two years as the Shuttle Loop. It was then sold to Flamingo Land, who reopened it as the Bullet in 1991 on the spot where Kumali stands now. On September 25, 2005, Bullet was closed. It is believed to have been sold to either Wieland Schwarzkopf or Vekoma.
If and when Bullet was in storage at Vekoma's facility. The ride was offered for sale by Wieland Schwarzkopf for €1,350,000 in a 2008 advert. It is possible that Wieland Schwarzkopf sold the roller coasters to Vekoma.
The Bullet was sold to Selva Màgica, where it lay in storage until August 2013, when vertical construction began. A video of the ride in operation was posted on the parks Facebook page in early December.
The train is launched backwards out the station and up the first spike. Gravity then pulls it down through the station and through the vertical loop, up the second spike. The course is then completed again backwards.
Single train with 6 cars . Riders are arranged 2 across in 2 rows for a total of 24 riders per train. The train has adjustable "accordion" restraints, which keep the rider seated upright, without featuring a full over-the-shoulder restraint.
|Roller coasters at Flamingo Land|
|Present||Dino Roller • Go Gator • Hero • Kumali • Mumbo Jumbo • Runaway Mine Train • Twistosaurus • Velocity • Zooom!|
|Former||Bullet • Corkscrew • Crazy Loop • Flying Trapeze • Magnum Force • Thunder Mountain • Wild Mouse|