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Heres my trip report from yesterdays visit to Flamingo Land. This was my first visit to the park and was very impressed. It's a smallish sized park but has aseveral decent attractions and the crowds yesterday were pretty much non existent so everything was walkon. Enjoy!

 

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Today we are off to.... Flamingo Land!

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Just Arrived

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First up was Velocity...

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...It's Vekoma MotoCoaster. Having ridden Pony Express at KBF I expected to be disappointed but it's actually quite a decent ride.

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The launch track heading towards the main section of the ride

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Secondly we rode the newly refurbished Wild Mouse.

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Several bruises later we arrived at Mumbo Jumbo, Mumbo Jumbo is Flamingo Lands flagship attraction and is one of the two roller coasters with the worlds steepest drop. The other being and exact clone of this at Indiana Beach called Steel Hawg.

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The drop! - The whole ride is like a 21st Century Wild Mouse and it's pretty smooth ride and is very fun.

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Another view

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RUN!!!!!

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"Dare You Ride Kumali?"

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Kumali is the smoothest Vekoma SLC I have ever ridden. It was a fantastic change riding an SLC with a unique layout. Nice ride. It was ridden several times during the day.

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The Cobra Roll over the lake. This is the 2nd inversion of the 4 on the ride.

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Train flying down first drop

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After Kumali, we headed back to the entrance of the park where I rode, The Navigator

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After the Navigator, lunch was calling so off it was to Cafe Metropolis

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Lunch Before!

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Lunch, nearly at the end!

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After lunch, we set off to ride the Corkscrew. It was nice to be able to ride one of these again considering the UK lost its most iconic one in 2008 and yes, it was equally as rough

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The Corkscrews from the car park

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After the Corkscrew, we rode the Runaway Mine Train and the Dragon Coaster

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Then it was back off for more rides on Mumbo Jumbo

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A quick ride on Cliff Hanger. This was my first ride on an S&S Shot and Drop Tower. I thought it was just a shot tower but then we halted near the top and thought, ah I guess it's a drop tower too. Makes for a much more variated ride whcih was great.

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Flip Flop was ridden next.

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The frisbee was a good ride and is located over water with two large funnels at either side with a fountain. As it was pretty windy yesterday, they had to turn the fountains down otherwise we would have got soaked!

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Flamingo Land also has VooDoo

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The Skyflyer - Blimey this ride is very painful and sounds like it's falling apart. I remember riding a similar one at Camelot years ago as Excaliber and it was painful then. The lapbars just crush you!

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Splash Battle was closed all day as they seemed to be doing some maintenance works on some of the ride cars. And it wouldn;t have been nice to ride on a cold-ish and windy day anyway

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Once I had endured Sky Flyer, we had a quick walk around the zoo

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The Lost River ride travels through the zoo grounds before making it's way up the lift to the splashdown.

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Scarlet Ibis

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Tortoise!

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and a random photo of our drinks for the day!

 

Thanks for reading! - Feel free to use any of the photos in the Park Index or elsewhere on TPR if you so wish.

 

Regards,

Neil

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I believe that Kumali is not as unique as it seems, as there are one or two SLCs with similar layouts in China. It's good to see that after four years, it is still running as "smooth as a baby's bum"

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^Were they doing anything special or different on Mumbo Jumbo after the 'sweater incident' last month?

 

Glad to see it's open and running! CREDIT FOR ELISSA!!!!!

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Several bruises later we arrived at Mumbo Jumbo, Mumbo Jumbo is Flamingo Lands flagship attraction and is one of the two roller coasters with the worlds steepest drop. The other being and exact clone of this at Indiana Beach called Steel Hawg.

 

Actually only Mumbo Jumbo has the worlds steepest drop. It's one degree steeper than Steel Hawg.

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^Were they doing anything special or different on Mumbo Jumbo after the 'sweater incident' last month?

 

Glad to see it's open and running! CREDIT FOR ELISSA!!!!!

 

To be honest, I have no idea whether they were doing anything differently as it was my first visit to FL. It was running smoothly all day though. Got several rides on it and all with less than a 1 minute queue.

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