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Mumbo Jumbo

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roller coaster
Mumbo Jumbo
Mumbo Jumbo layout.jpg
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Flamingo Land
Location Malton, Yorkshire, England, UK
Status Operating since July 4, 2009
Cost £4,000,000
Replaced Tidal Wave
Statistics
Manufacturer S&S Worldwide
Type Steel
Model / product El Loco
Riders per train 4
Propulsion Chain lift hill
Height98.4 feet
Inversions2
Steepest drop112°
G-force4 g
HELP
The record-breaking drop

Mumbo Jumbo is a steel roller coaster located at Flamingo Land in Yorkshire, England, UK. It is an El Loco installation from S&S Worldwide and was opened on July 4, 2009[1] on the spot previously occupied by Tidal Wave. The total cost of the ride was £4 million.

On opening, the ride was the steepest roller coaster with a maximum drop angle of 112°. It was superseded on July 2, 2011 by Timber Drop at Fraispertuis City, which is one degree steeper.

Design[edit | edit source]

Elements

This ride's track looks a little like a Wild Mouse, with single-car trains and tight turns. This coaster was the world's steepest roller coaster in the world, however it lost this status in 2011.

Trains[edit | edit source]

Single car trains. Riders are arranged 2 across in 2 rows for a total of 4 riders per car.

Name[edit | edit source]

According to park owner Gordon Gibb the name "is meant to be a tongue-in-cheek description, poking fun at the way other theme parks exaggerate their new rides and attractions. We’re not talking mumbo jumbo - our new rollercoaster is definitely the real deal!".[2]

Incident[edit | edit source]

On the 3rd May 2011, a car got stuck upside-down in the dive loop element. Two female passengers were trapped for 20 minutes before being rescued.[3]

References[edit | edit source]

Steepest roller coaster
July 2009 - July 2011
Preceded by
Steel Hawg
Steepest roller coaster
July 2009 - July 2011
Succeeded by
Timber Drop