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roller coaster
Flamingo Land
Location UMalton, Yorkshire, England, UK
Status Operating since July 16, 2013
Cost £8,000,000
Manufacturer Zamperla
Type Steel - Flying
Product Volare
Riders per train 4
Hourly capacity 600[1]
Propulsion Spiral Lift
Area 158.5 feet × 82 feet
Height66 feet
Top speed25.7 mph
Length1293 feet
G-force3.3 g
Hero's lift.
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Hero is a steel flying roller coaster located at Flamingo Land in Malton, Yorkshire, England, UK. It is a Zamperla Volare model and is the third flying roller coaster in the UK, after Gladiators Skytrak at Granada Studios and Air at Alton Towers. Although the official opening event with celebrities was on the 25th and 26 July 2013,[3] the ride was open to the public on July 16, 2013. Hero is situated on the spot of the former Wild Mouse.

Design[edit | edit source]


The ride has black track and silver supports. The ride is designed to give the impression of flying, and features two barrel roll inversions and numerous tight turns.

Layout[edit | edit source]

After leaving the station, the car enters the spiral lift. On completing the lift, the car passes the block brakes and dips down and back up into a tight 180-degree left-hand turn which leads straight into the first inversion. After going through the barrel roll, the car takes another tight 180-degree turn to the right which leads into a small mid-course brake run. The car then dips and goes up into a 180-degree right-hand turn which is immediately followed by the second inversion. Another 180-degree turn to the left follows. The car then dips before going into another mid-course brake run. A downward turn to the left follows, which leads into a pair of 's-bends', separated by a 180-degree right-hand turn. Another 90-degree turn to the right leads into the final brake run.

Trains[edit | edit source]

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Single car trains. Riders are arranged 4 across in a single row for a total of 4 riders per car.

Incidents[edit | edit source]

On May 22, 2015 a teenage girl was hit by a piece of metal that fell from the coaster. The ride reopened in early June.[4]

References[edit | edit source]

External links[edit | edit source]

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    Hero on the Roller Coaster DataBase.