Cannonball Express (Pleasurewood Hills)

Roller coaster in the United Kingdom
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Cannonball Express
The roller coaster in 2014
Pleasurewood Hills
Location Lowestoft, Suffolk, England, UK
Coordinates 52°30′22″N 1°44′42″E / 52.506107°N 1.744954°E / 52.506107; 1.744954
Status Operating since 1995
Rotunda Amusement Park
Name Super Figure Eight
Location Folkestone, Kent, England, UK
Operated 1988 to 1994
Pötzsch (Germany)
Location Travelling
Operated 1980s to 1987
Meli Park (loan)
Name Jumbo 5
Location Adinkerke-De Panne, West Flanders, Flemish Region, Belgium
Operated During 1984
Kinzler (Germany)
Name Münchner Super 8 Bahn
Location Travelling
Operated 1983 to 1980s
Manufacturer Schwarzkopf
Product Jumbo V
Designer / calculations Ing.-Büro Stengel GmbH
Type Steel
Track layout Figure-8
Riders per train 8
Hourly capacity 1200
Propulsion Tire propelled lift
Height 16 metres
Top speed 54.7 km/h
Length 529.7 metres
Inversions 0

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.


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 in England, where it opened in 1988.[1] The ride was then moved to Pleasurewood Hills.

It reopened as Cannonball Express with a "Runaway Mine Train" theme. In 2005, the theming elements were removed.[2] At this point, the name was changed to Enigma. For the 2017 season, the name was reverted to Cannonball Express.



The ride has a compact figure eight design with no inversions.

Colour scheme

It opened with brown track and supports at Pleasurewood, later changing to red track with black supports before settling on its current colours, red track and supports. The ride had blue track and white supports when at Rotunda.


Single train with 2 cars. 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.



  1. "01 Apr 1988, page 26 - Folkestone Herald at". (in English). Retrieved 2024-03-08.
  2. Enigma - Unofficial Pleasurewood

External links

Articles on Plopsaland De Panne