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For the defunct roller coaster at Alabama Adventure, see Zoomerang (Alabama Adventure).
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Zoomerang's old color scheme from 1997–2007
Lake Compounce
Coordinates 41°38′35″N 72°55′23″W / 41.642960°N 72.922946°W / 41.642960; -72.922946Coordinates: 41°38′35″N 72°55′23″W / 41.642960°N 72.922946°W / 41.642960; -72.922946
Status Operating
Opening date June 27, 1997
General statistics
Type Steel – Boomerang
Manufacturer Vekoma
Designer Vekoma
Model Boomerang
Height 116.5 ft (35.5 m)
Length 935 ft (285 m)
Speed 47 mph (76 km/h)
Inversions 3
Duration 1:48
Capacity 760 riders per hour
G-force 5.2
Height restriction 48 in (122 cm)
Zoomerang at RCDB
Pictures of Zoomerang at RCDB

Zoomerang is the name of a boomerang steel roller coaster located at Lake Compounce in Bristol, Connecticut. Zoomerang is one of the forty-five functioning Vekoma boomerang style roller coasters in the world. They all feature a cobra roll and a loop, but the Lake Compounce Boomerang was the first boomerang to receive a Vekoma designed train. Early models used trains designed by Arrow Dynamics. In September 2007, due to paint deterioration, the ride was repainted with a new color scheme with purple tracks and teal supports.

Ride description

The train begins its backwards climb up the first of the ride's two 116 foot lift hills, both of which are placed diagonally towards each other. The train continues to slowly rise for thirty seconds before dropping at forty-seven miles per hour right through the station and through the coaster's first inversion, a Cobra Roll, exerting as many as 5.2 g's on riders throughout the two elements. The train then goes through a loop before ending up on the second lift section. The second lift pulls riders upwards for a few seconds, then releases, sending riders backwards. The train encounters the loop first this time, only to then go through the cobra roll once again which leads riders back through the station and partially up the first lift section again. The train then slowly lowers back down into the station, having sent riders through 935 feet of three inversions in total, both forwards and backwards.

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