Hero

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Hero
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General
Park Flamingo Land
Location
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UMalton, Yorkshire, England, UK
Status Operating
Opened July 16, 2013
Cost £8,000,000
Statistics
Manufacturer Zamperla
Type Steel - Flying
Model / product Volare
Riders per train 4
Riders per hour 600[1]
Lift/launch system Spiral Lift
Height 66 feet
Top speed 25.7 mph
Length 1,293 feet
Dimensions 158.5 feet × 82 feet
Inversions 2
Maximum g-force 3.3G
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Hero's lift.
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Hero is a steel flying roller coaster located at Flamingo Land in Malton, Yorkshire, England, UK. It is a Zamperla Volare model and is the second flying roller coaster in the UK, after Air at Alton Towers. Although the official opening event with celebrities was on the 25th and 26th of July 2013,[3] the ride was open to the public on July 16, 2013. Hero is positioned on the spot of the former Wild Mouse.

Design[edit]

Elements

The ride has black track and silver supports. The ride is designed to give the impression of flying, and features two barrel roll inversions and numerous tight turns.

Layout[edit]

After leaving the station, the car enters the spiral lift. On completing the lift, the car passes the block brakes and dips down and back up into a tight 180-degree left-hand turn which leads straight into the first inversion. After going through the barrel roll, the car takes another tight 180-degree turn to the right which leads into a small mid-course brake run. The car then dips and goes up into a 180-degree right-hand turn which is immediately followed by the second inversion. Another 180-degree turn to the left follows. The car then dips before going into another mid-course brake run. A downward turn to the left follows, which leads into a pair of 's-bends', separated by a 180-degree right-hand turn. Another 90-degree turn to the right leads into the final brake run.

Trains[edit]

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Single car trains. Riders are arranged 4 across in a single row for a total of 4 riders per car.

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