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|Type||Steel - Inverted|
|Model / product||SLC (Shenlin)|
|Riders per train||20|
|Propulsion||Chain lift hill|
Top speed54.9 mph
Kumali is an inverted roller coaster located in Flamingo Land in Malton, North Yorkshire, England. It is the second of two Suspended Looping Coaster "Shenlin" models built by Vekoma; the first being Snow Mountain Flying Dragon at Happy Valley in Guangdong, China.
Kumali was named after the leader of the lion Pride at Flamingo Land Zoo.
History[edit | edit source]
In 2008, video recorders were added to the trains, allowing riders to purchase their on-ride video.
For the 2009 season, a silver platform was added to the cobra roll to aid evacuation if the ride stalls. It was later painted blue, to match the rides color scheme. Later in the season, the second train was dismantled; most likely for parts.
Design[edit | edit source]
Theme[edit | edit source]
Kumali has an African theme. It had dedicated voice commentary and a soundtrack composed by a British composer called ElectricStreetPolice, however these were both turned off in 2012 or 2013.
Layout[edit | edit source]
After going up the 117 feet tall lift hill, a large, curved drop follows, heading into a vertical loop. A cobra roll over a lake follows, then a zero-g roll and finally a helix leads into the brake run.
Trains[edit | edit source]
Single train with 10 cars. In each car, riders are arranged 2 across in a single row for a total of 20 riders per train. Kumali had a second train, however it was rarely used and was dismantled some time during 2009.
Trivia[edit | edit source]
Kumali is one of three operating Vekoma SLCs in the United Kingdom. Odyssey at Fantasy Island in Ingoldmells, Skegness, is the largest, and the other, Infusion at Pleasure Beach Blackpool, is the smallest.
References[edit | edit source]
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|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|