Balagos - Flying Flame

Roller coaster in the Netherlands
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Balagos - Flying Flame
Avonturenpark Hellendoorn
Location Hellendoorn, Overijssel, Netherlands
Coordinates 52°23′22″N 6°26′15″E / 52.389386°N 6.437536°E / 52.389386; 6.437536
Status Operating since 1990
Replaced Sprookjestuin
Manufacturer Vekoma
Product MK-1200 Tornado
Type Steel
Hourly capacity 1,000
Propulsion Chain lift hill
Height 25 metres
Top speed 60 km/h
Length 460 metres
Inversions 2
Duration 1:08
Rolling stock
Manufacturer Sunkid GmbH (2021-present)
Vekoma (1990-2020)
Riders per train 28

Balagos - Flying Flame is a Vekoma steel roller coaster located at Avonturenpark Hellendoorn in Hellendoorn, Overijssel, Netherlands. It was the second Vekoma roller coaster installed in the Netherlands when it opened. From 1990 to 2020, the ride was once named Tornado.



Colour scheme

Orange track and black supports. The ride used to feature yellow track and green supports.


Single train with 7 cars. In each car, riders are arranged 2 across in 2 rows, for a total of 28 riders per train.

2021 Renovation

On September 17, 2020, Hellendoorn revealed on their blog that Tornado would receive a makeover in 2021, including new lap bar trains, and a new name.[1] This name was chosen from fan suggestions on Facebook. The new name would eventually be "Balagos - Flying Flame".[2]



  1. "Last rides on Tornado - Avonturenpark Hellendoorn".
  2. "New Name Tornado".

External links

  • Tornado on the Roller Coaster DataBase.