Cannonball Express

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Cannonball Express
Enigma 01.jpg
The roller coaster in 2014.
roller coaster
Pleasurewood Hills
Location Lowestoft, Suffolk, England, UK
Status Operating since 1995
Plopsaland De Panne
Location Adinkerke-De Panne, West Flanders, Flemish Region, Belgium
Operated 1983-1984 to ≥ 1984
Manufacturer Schwarzkopf
Designer / calculations Ing.-Büro Stengel GmbH
Type Steel
Model / product Jumbo V
Riders per train 8
Hourly capacity 1200
Height16 metres
Top speed54.7 km/h
Length529.7 metres

Cannonball Express (formerly known as Enigma) is a steel roller coaster located at Pleasurewood Hills in Lowestoft, Suffolk, England, UK. It is the only Schwarzkopf Jumbo V model ever built.

History[edit | edit source]

The ride was originally built in 1983 and travelled with the German showman company Kinzler under the name Münchner Super 8 Bahn. The ride then operated at Rotunda Amusement Park (later Funland Park) in Kent, England. The ride was then moved to Pleasurewood Hills.

It reopened as Cannonball Express and had brown track and a "Runaway Mine Train" theme. In 2005, the theming elements were removed and the ride received was repainted red with dark supports.[1] At this point, the name was changed to Enigma. For the 2017 season, the name was reverted to Cannonball Express.

Design[edit | edit source]

The ride has a compact design with no inversions.

Trains[edit | edit source]

2 cars per train. In each car, riders are arranged 2 across in 2 rows for a total of 8 riders per train. The ride used to have multiple trains, however now it only operates with one.

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