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Kumali
Kumali entrance.jpg
Kumali entrance
Flamingo Land
Park section Lost Kingdom Reserve
Coordinates 54°12′42″N 0°48′24″W / 54.2117°N 0.8066°W / 54.2117; -0.8066Coordinates: 54°12′42″N 0°48′24″W / 54.2117°N 0.8066°W / 54.2117; -0.8066
Status Operating
Opening date 2006
Cost £6,000,000
General statistics
Type Steel – Inverted
Manufacturer Vekoma
Model SLC Shenlin design
Lift/launch system Chain Lift Hill
Height 117.75 ft (35.89 m)
Drop 111.75 ft (34.06 m)
Length 2,202.75 ft (671.40 m)
Speed 54.9 mph (88.4 km/h)
Inversions 4
Duration 1:32
Max vertical angle 55°
Capacity 1125 riders per hour
G-force 4.7
Height restriction 51 in (130 cm)
Trains Single train with 10 cars. Riders are arranged 2 across in a single row for a total of 20 riders per train.
Kumali at RCDB
Pictures of Kumali at RCDB

Kumali, installed 2006, is a Vekoma Suspended Looping Coaster (SLC), located in Flamingo Land Resort in North Yorkshire, England. The ride is an Shenlin model layout and has four inversions, including the cobra roll which overlooks a lake. It is named after the alpha male of the zoo's lion pride. In 2008 Flamingo Land added video recorders to each car so riders can purchase their own video of them on the ride as well as the on-ride photo. The themed Kumali ride music was written and produced by ElectricStreetPolice, a British TV composer by the name of Paul Bickerdike who has credits on TV and in film at Cannes. Kumali is currently only one of three operating Vekoma SLCs in the UK. The Jubilee Odyssey at Fantasy Island UK in Ingoldmells, Skegness, is the largest, and the other, Infusion at Pleasure Beach, Blackpool, is the smallest.

Layout

Kumali is the second of two "Shenlin" SLC installations from Vekoma, the first opened four years earlier at Happy Valley Shenzhen. The layout has since been reproduced by Chinese manufacturers.

The train climbs up a 117ft lift hill and drops to the right 111ft and goes straight into the first inversion, a vertical loop (1 inversion) then slightly banks right then straight again ready for the next two inversions, a cobra roll (2 inversions) then once out the cobra roll it goes straight into a zero g roll (1 inversion) then does a 360-degree helix to the right and hits the brake run before turning right into another brake run and finally turns right into the station ready to unload/load again. In total it has 4 inversions.

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