Zoomerang (Lake Compounce)

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Zoomerang
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Zoomerang's entrance.
Lake Compounce
Location Bristol, Connecticut, USA
Status Operating since June 27, 1997
Statistics
Manufacturer Vekoma
Type Steel - Shuttle
Product Boomerang
Riders per train 28
Hourly capacity 760
Area 288.8 feet × 98.4 feet
Height 116.4 feet
Top speed 47 mph
Length 935 feet
Track inversions 3
Rider inversions 6
Duration 1:48
G-Force 5.2
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Zoomerang is a Vekoma roller coaster currently operating at Lake Compounce in Bristol, Connecticut, USA. The ride officially opened on June 27, 1997.

Design

Elements

Zoomerang has purple track and ocean blue supports.

Ride experience

When the coaster starts, the train is pulled backwards up the lift hill, then dropped through the loading gate through a cobra roll and then a vertical loop. At the end of this cycle the train is pulled up the lift hill at the end of the track, then dropped once again allowing the train to go back through the loops backwards.

Trains

Single train with 7 cars. In each car, riders are arranged 2 across in 2 rows, for a total of 28 riders per train.

Incident

In June 2001, a faulty sensor led to the brakes not engaging as the train passed backwards through the station. This allowed the train to enter the cobra roll and become stuck in the middle of the element. It took 90 minutes to evacuate all riders.[1] A platform was subsequently installed in this location to ease evacuation should the train get stuck there again.

References

  1. "Roller Coaster Sensor Was Defective", The Hartford Courant.

External links


Articles on Lake Compounce