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Flight of the Giant Peach

roller coaster
Flight of the Giant Peach
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Flight of the Giant Peach under construction at Oakwood
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Oakwood Theme Park
Location Narberth, Pembrokeshire, Wales, UK
Status Operating since 1 August 2017
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M&D's Scotland's Theme Park
Location Motherwell, Strathclyde, Scotland, UK
Operated Unknown to 2015
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Manufacturer Pinfari
Type Steel
Model / product RC40
Riders per train 12
Hourly capacity 960
Propulsion Chain lift hill
Area 131.3 feet × 52.5 feet
Height36 feet
Top speed28 mph
Length1,006 feet
Inversions0
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Flight of the Giant Peach is a steel roller coaster currently located at Oakwood Theme Park in Wales, UK. The roller coaster and the Dahland area within which it is located are based on the Roald Dahl novel James and the Giant Peach.

Design[edit]

Flight of the Giant Peach has blue track and dark blue supports. The ride is part of an area themed around James and the Giant Peach, which also contains trampolines have appeared in the area surrounding the coaster.

Riders board the roller coaster after passing through the "Aunt Sponge and Aunt Spiker’s House" walk-through attraction.

Trains[edit]

2 trains with 3 cars per train. In each car, riders are arranged 2 across in 2 rows for a total of 12 riders per train. Riders are held in by over-the-shoulder restraints.

History[edit]

The coaster under construction at Oakwood

This ride was formerly located at M&D's Scotland's Theme Park in Motherwell, Scotland. While at M&D's, the coaster went under the names of Cobra, Express and Space Coaster. After the ride left M&D's in 2015, multiple rumours stated that the ride was sold to Oakwood. These rumours were confirmed when the coaster was seen under construction at the park. On 12 August 2016, the ride was confirmed to be part of a James and the Giant Peach area in Oakwood's summer leaflet. The park later confirmed on their Facebook page that the coaster itself would be named Flight of the Giant Peach. The ride opened on August 1, 2017.

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