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==History==
 
==History==
 
''Bullet'' was erected at [[Wurstelprater]], Austria during 1982, where it was named ''Wiener Looping''. It was located in the area "Nr. 1". Due to its very high noise level during testing, it never opened to the public and was taken down. 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.
 
''Bullet'' was erected at [[Wurstelprater]], Austria during 1982, where it was named ''Wiener Looping''. It was located in the area "Nr. 1". Due to its very high noise level during testing, it never opened to the public and was taken down. 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.
[[File:Bullet (Selva Mágica) in storage 1.jpg|thumb|150px|left|Bullet in storage at Selva Màgica.]]
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[[File:Bullet (Selva Mágica) in storage 1.jpg|thumb|left|Bullet in storage at Selva Màgica.]]
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 maintenance 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 {{Date|September 25, 2005}}, Bullet was closed. It is believed to have been sold to either [[Wieland Schwarzkopf]] or [[Vekoma]].  
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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 maintenance 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<ref>[https://www.flickr.com/photos/trainsandstuff/2996579819/in/album-72157608599413874/ Flamingoland leaflet from 1991 - Flickr]</ref> on the spot where [[Kumali]] stands now. On {{Date|September 25, 2005}}, Bullet was closed. It is believed to have been sold to either [[Wieland Schwarzkopf]] or [[Vekoma]].  
  
 
The ride was offered for sale by Wieland Schwarzkopf for €1,350,000 in a 2008 advert.<ref>[http://www.themeparkreview.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=564800 Scott's Coaster Closet - Theme Park Reveiw]</ref> It is possible that Wieland Schwarzkopf sold the roller coasters to Vekoma.
 
The ride was offered for sale by Wieland Schwarzkopf for €1,350,000 in a 2008 advert.<ref>[http://www.themeparkreview.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=564800 Scott's Coaster Closet - Theme Park Reveiw]</ref> It is possible that Wieland Schwarzkopf sold the roller coasters to Vekoma.
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The Bullet was sold by Vekoma to [[Selva Mágica]], 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.<ref>[https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10152065011668252 Facebook post by Selva Mágica]</ref> It reopened on {{date|December 20, 2014}}
 
The Bullet was sold by Vekoma to [[Selva Mágica]], 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.<ref>[https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10152065011668252 Facebook post by Selva Mágica]</ref> It reopened on {{date|December 20, 2014}}
 
==Design==
 
==Design==
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.
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The [[train]] is launched backwards out the [[station]] and up the first spike. Gravity then pulls it down through the station. It then travels into the [[vertical loop]] and up the second spike. The course is then completed again backwards.
 
===Trains===
 
===Trains===
 
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The train has adjustable "accordion" restraints, which keep the rider seated upright, without featuring a full over-the-shoulder restraint.
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When built, the train had lap-bars only.<ref>[http://www.themeparkreview.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=551659#551659 Circus World brochure - Scott's Coaster Closet]</ref> At some point adjustable "accordion" restraints were added. These keep the rider seated upright, without featuring a full over-the-shoulder restraint.
 
==Images==
 
==Images==
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File:Bullet (Flamingo Land) 08.jpg|Bullet in 2004
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File:Bullet (Flamingo Land) 06.jpg|The area of the loop beneath the station
 
File:Bullet_(Flamingo_Land)_train_closeup.jpg
 
File:Bullet_(Flamingo_Land)_train_closeup.jpg
File:Bullet (Flamingo Land) loop.jpg|The vertical loop has a diameter of {{Feet|46}}.
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File:Bullet (Flamingo Land) loop.jpg|The vertical loop has a diameter of {{feet|46}}.
 
File:Bullet (Selva Mágica) in storage 2.jpg
 
File:Bullet (Selva Mágica) in storage 2.jpg
 
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==References==
 
==References==
 
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==External links==
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{{RCDB|link=https://rcdb.com/6574.htm|title=Bullet}}
 
*[http://schwarzkopf-coaster.net/ESshuttleloopwienerloopingGF.htm Bullet on Schwarzkopf Coaster Net]
 
*[http://schwarzkopf-coaster.net/ESshuttleloopwienerloopingGF.htm Bullet on Schwarzkopf Coaster Net]
 
{{Flamingo Land}}
 
{{Flamingo Land}}

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Bullet
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Bullet at Flamingo Land in 1992.
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Selva Mágica
Location Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
Status Operating since December 20, 2013
Statistics
Manufacturer Schwarzkopf
Designer / calculations Ing.-Büro Stengel GmbH
Type Steel - Shuttle
Riders per train 24
Hourly capacity 1,400
Propulsion Chain lift hill
Area 78.7 feet × 137.8 feet
Height131 feet
Top speed50 mph
Inversions1 (Riders experience 2)
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Bullet is a unique steel shuttle roller coaster built by Schwarzkopf circa. 1981. It is currently located at Selva Mágica in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico where it opened on December 20, 2013. Previously, it has operated at Wurstelprater in Austria, traveled the fair circuit in Germany and operated at Flamingo Land in the United Kingdom.

History[edit | edit source]

Bullet was erected at Wurstelprater, Austria during 1982, where it was named Wiener Looping. It was located in the area "Nr. 1". Due to its very high noise level during testing, it never opened to the public and was taken down. 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.

Bullet in storage at Selva Màgica.

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 maintenance 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[1] 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.

The ride was offered for sale by Wieland Schwarzkopf for €1,350,000 in a 2008 advert.[2] It is possible that Wieland Schwarzkopf sold the roller coasters to Vekoma.

The Bullet was sold by Vekoma to Selva Mágica, 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.[3] It reopened on December 20, 2014

Design[edit | edit source]

The train is launched backwards out the station and up the first spike. Gravity then pulls it down through the station. It then travels into the vertical loop and up the second spike. The course is then completed again backwards.

Trains[edit | edit source]

Single train with 6 cars. In each car, riders are arranged 2 across in 2 rows for a total of 24 riders per train. When built, the train had lap-bars only.[4] At some point adjustable "accordion" restraints were added. These keep the rider seated upright, without featuring a full over-the-shoulder restraint.

Images[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

External links[edit | edit source]