Roller coaster in the United Kingdom
Watch the on-ride POV
Kumali in 2006
Flamingo Land
Location Malton, Yorkshire, England, UK
Coordinates 54°12′44″N 0°48′25″W / 54.2121010°N 0.8070137°W / 54.2121010; -0.8070137
Status Operating since 1 April 2006
Rider height 130 cm minimum
Replaced Bullet
Manufacturer Vekoma
Product SLC (Shenlin)
Type Steel - Inverted
Riders per train 20
Hourly capacity 1,125
Propulsion Chain lift hill
Height 35.9 metres
Drop 34.1 metres
Top speed 88.3 km/h
Length 671 metres
Inversions 4
Duration 1:32
G-Force 4.7

Kumali is a steel inverted roller coaster located in Flamingo Land in Malton, North Yorkshire, England. It is the second of two Suspended Looping Coaster "Shenlin" models built by Vekoma; the first being Snow Mountain Flying Dragon at Happy Valley in Guangdong, China.

Kumali was named after the leader of the lion Pride at Flamingo Land Zoo.[1]


Kumali opened on 1 April 2006. It is situated where the Bullet previously stood.

In 2008, video recorders were added to the trains, allowing riders to purchase their on-ride video.

For the 2009 season, a silver platform was added to the cobra roll to help evacuation if the ride stalls.[2] It was later painted blue, to match the ride's color scheme. Later in the season, the second train was dismantled.[3]



Kumali is one of three operating Vekoma Suspended Looping Coaster installations in the United Kingdom. Odyssey at Fantasy Island in Ingoldmells, is the largest, and the other, Infusion at Pleasure Beach Blackpool, is the smallest.


Kumali has an African theme. It had dedicated voice commentary and a soundtrack composed by a British composer called ElectricStreetPolice, however these were both turned off in 2012 or 2013.

Kumali has blue track and yellow supports, with stripes of various colors. The train shares this pattern.


After going up the 35.9 metres tall lift hill, a large, curved drop follows, heading into a vertical loop. A cobra roll over a lake follows, then a zero-g roll and finally a helix leads into the brake run.


Single train with 10 cars. In each car, riders are arranged 2 across in a single row, for a total of 20 riders per train. Kumali had a second train, however it was rarely used and was dismantled some time during 2009.



External links

  • Kumali on the Roller Coaster DataBase.

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