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Boomerang (Prater)

Roller coaster
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Boomerang
Boomerang (Wurstelprater) 2017 01.jpg
Boomerang in 2017
Prater
Location Vienna, Vienna, Austria
Coordinates 48°12′55″N 16°24′04″E / 48.215350°N 16.401110°E / 48.215350; 16.401110
Park section 68
Status Operating since 1992
Replaced Speedy Gonzales
Statistics
Manufacturer Vekoma
Product Boomerang
Type Steel - Shuttle
Hourly capacity 760
Propulsion Catch car lift hill
Chain lift hill
Area 88 metres × 30 metres
Height 35.5 metres
Top speed 75.6 km/h
Length 285 metres
Track inversions 3
Rider inversions 6
Duration 1:48
Rolling stock
Manufacturer Schäfer Amusement Technology (2007 - Present)
Vekoma (1992 - 2006)
Riders per train 28
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Boomerang is a steel shuttle roller coaster located at Prater in Vienna, Vienna, Austria. It is best known for being the first of two Vekoma Boomerang installations to not use shoulder straps.Citation needed

Design

Elements

This is a Boomerang installation from Vekoma.

Colour scheme

Yellow track with a red spine and supports. The coaster used to feature blue track and yellow supports.

Trains

Single train with 7 cars. In each car, riders are arranged 2 across in 2 rows, for a total of 28 riders per train. Boomerang opened in 1992 with Vekoma's trains. In 2007, the park replaced the original trains with new trains featuring tiered seating, no sides, and only lap bar restraints.

External links

Articles on Prater