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|Bullet at Flamingo Land in 1992.|
|Designer / calculations||Ing.-Büro Stengel GmbH|
|Type||Steel - Shuttle|
|Riders per train||24|
|Propulsion||Tire propelled launch|
|Area||78.7 metres × 137.8 metres|
|Top speed||80.5 km/h|
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.
Bullet was erected at Wurstelprater in Vienna, Vienna, 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 Circus World in Florida, United States where it opened in 1985. It closed soon after due to its high intensity.
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 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. 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. It reopened on December 20, 2013. For 2019, Bullet was repainted. The track was painted red with a yellow spine, whereas previously it was painted entirely red.
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. The station passes through the centre of the vertical loop.
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. At some point adjustable "accordion" restraints were added. These keep the rider seated upright, without featuring a full over-the-shoulder restraint.
- Flamingoland leaflet from 1991 - Flickr
- Scott's Coaster Closet - Theme Park Reveiw
- Facebook post by Selva Mágica
- "Usted está aquí Inicio > Parques > Latinoamérica > Selva Mágica cambia su imagen para su 30 aniversario Selva Mágica cambia su imagen para su 30 aniversario". The Coaster Zone. https://www.thecoasterzone.com/2018/02/25/selva-magica-cambia-su-imagen-para-su-30-aniversario/. Retrieved 11 March 2020.
- Circus World brochure - Scott's Coaster Closet
|The categories Bullet (Selva Mágica) and Bullet (Selva Mágica) contain additional media.|
- on the Roller Coaster DataBase.
- Bullet on Schwarzkopf Coaster Net
- on NFCA Digital.
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