Amusement parks, theme parks, ride photography

Mumbo Jumbo, Flamingoland, Behind the scenes

IMG_2039Mumbo Jumbo the UK’s newest record breaking roller coaster opened in Flamingo Land for the 2009 season.

The ride manufactured by S&S boasts the world steepest first drop at a angle of 112 degrees. The ride cost varies depending on who you speak to but the average price tag seems to be around 4 million pounds.

When the questioned about the strange name of the ride its a reference to other parks falsely boasting about their latest attractions been the worlds first etc… hmm wonder who they mean :).

The photographs were taken at various times of the day as you may notice from the dull skies.

We visited Flamingo Land as part of an organised tour with Club Pleasure Beach and had an exclusive ride session as well as a look behind the scenes and a chat with the staff and ride operators.

Here’s the pictures from that tour.

Ride Signage.

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A view from the side showing the rides record breaking 112 degree angle first drop.

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Another couple of ride shots.

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4 Seat trains are used on Mumbo Jumbo.

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Another train shot showing the water dummies parked on the transfer track.

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A closer look at the trains.

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A look underneath.

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In the center the braking components and either side the chain dog (grabs the chain on the lift) and anti rollback (this causes the click, click sound when going up a lift hill)

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The lift hill.

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Motor.

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On ride photographs.

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Mumbo Jumbo structure showing evacuation platform.

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General Track photographs.

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If you would like to use any photographs from this set please get in touch via the contact form or paul@ridemad.com, im quite happy to share and have high resolution copies of all the photographs used. Please don’t just use them without asking.

Thanks to Club Pleasure Beach and the operations staff at Flamingoland for making this trip possible.

Thanks for reading.

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  1. i think i will go on the mumbo jumbo but if i do not like it i will go on a ride that i like but if i like it i will go on it again with my friends that i will go with thanks for letting meeh go to your cool rides at flamingo land xxx

    love tammy douglas xxx :)

    i will be going at 22en of july see you then xxx :)

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