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Mamba
Mamba Logo.svg
MambaLiftHillWOF.jpg
Mamba's lift hill
Worlds of Fun
Park section Africa
Coordinates 39°10′19″N 94°29′26″W / 39.171979°N 94.490561°W / 39.171979; -94.490561Coordinates: 39°10′19″N 94°29′26″W / 39.171979°N 94.490561°W / 39.171979; -94.490561
Status Operating
Opening date April 18, 1998 (1998-04-18)
Cost $10 million
General statistics
Type Steel
Manufacturer D. H. Morgan Manufacturing
Designer Steve Okamoto
Model Hypercoaster
Track layout Out and Back
Lift/launch system Chain lift hill
Height 205 ft (62 m)
Drop 205 ft (62 m)
Length 5,600 ft (1,700 m)
Speed 75 mph (121 km/h)
Inversions 0
Duration 3:00
Max vertical angle 66°
Capacity 1700 riders per hour
G-force 3.5
Height restriction 48 in (122 cm)
Trains 3 trains with 6 cars. Riders are arranged 3 across in 2 rows for a total of 36 riders per train.
Fast Lane available
Mamba at RCDB
Pictures of Mamba at RCDB

Mamba is a steel roller coaster located at Worlds of Fun in Kansas City, Missouri. Designed by Steve Okamoto and manufactured by D.H. Morgan Manufacturing, Mamba opened to the public on April 18, 1998. It is classified as a hypercoaster, which is any coaster that exceeds 200 feet (61 m) in height or drop length, and cost $10 million to construct.

History

On September 11, 1997, Worlds of Fun announced that Mamba would be added to the park. The ride would be a hypercoaster by D.H. Morgan Manufacturing. It would be the tallest ride in the park at 205 feet (62 m). The coaster would be located in the Africa section of the park. Mamba officially opened on April 18, 1998.

Ride elements

  • 205 foot 1st hill
  • 184 foot 2nd hill
  • 580° helix at speed 60+ mph drop on the first hill
  • 5 camelback hills including a "double-up" bump

Trains

3 trains with 6 cars per train. Riders are arranged 2 across in 3 rows, for a total of 36 riders per train.

Rankings

  • 7th longest steel roller coaster in North America (tied with Steel Force)
Golden Ticket Awards: Top Steel Roller Coasters
Year 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
Ranking 9 20 18 24 31 28 25 26 39 40 30 38 50


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