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|Location||UMalton, Yorkshire, England, UK|
|Showman / operator|
|Operated||July 16, 2013 to|
|Opened||July 16, 2013|
|Designer / calculations|
|Type||Steel - Flying|
|Model / product||Volare|
|Riders per train||4|
|Riders per hour||600|
|Lift/launch system||Spiral Lift|
|Top speed||25.7 mph|
|Dimensions||158.5 feet × 82 feet|
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 third flying roller coaster in the UK, after Gladiators Skytrak at Granada Studios and Air at Alton Towers. Although the official opening event with celebrities was on the 25th and 26 July 2013, the ride was open to the public on July 16, 2013. Hero is situated on the spot of the former Wild Mouse.
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.
On May 22, 2015 a teenage girl was hit by a piece of metal that fell from the coaster. The ride reopened in early June.
|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|