Mumbo Jumbo is only the second El Loco model from S&S. The signature element is the first drop at 112 degrees. The park has three Vekoma coasters, two of which are better than average: Velocity (Custom Motobike) and Kumali.
The Lost River Ride is a Shoot the Chutes water ride that is within the boundaries of the park's zoo. Mischief Mansion is fun dark ride that is family friendly. A few aerial rides allow guests to get a bird's eye view of some of the animals: Zoo Monorail, Sky Train, Cable Car while the Dakari Express Train gets closer to some of the larger animals.
Of the four indoor restaurants you have the option of American Diner (burgers, hot dogs and grilled chicken), Jolly Sailor (pizza and pasta), Metropolis Bar and Grill (traditional British fare) and the Coach House (traditional pub). Jungle Joe's Food Court is the place to head if you can't decide what to eat or are with a group with multiple tastes.
The park generally operates from early April through the end of October
Established Seasonal Events
The second half of October is when the park hosts Halloween events at the park.
Access & Location
BY CAR: From the A64/A170, Flamingo Land is situated off the A169 Malton to Pickering Road.
BY TRAIN: The closest local train station is at Malton, from there you would need to catch a cab.
BY BUS: The National Express drops off at York (tel 08705 808080) and from York. Or you can catch the Yorkshire Coastliner, (tel 01653 692 556 or 0113 244 8976) from York railway station, which drops off at Flamingo Land.
The on-site Flamingo Land Holiday Resort includes many different types of accommodations Homes, Lodges, Log Cabins and Cottages. http://www.flamingoland.co.uk/resort/ Families of up to 6 can be stay in the Gold Holiday Homes and Log Cabins where admission into the park is included in the price of the lodging. http://www.flamingoland.co.uk/resort/accommodation/gold-holiday-homes.html
Camping is also available on-site. http://www.flamingoland.co.uk/resort/camping-and-touring.html
Virtual Queue Options
The park has a Q Buster system where you purchase credits that allow you to bypass the line on certain ride. You download the credits on your phone and text a short code when you want to use them. The park texts you back with a confirmation and time.
Pirates of Zanzibar is the park's signature show.
However, within the animal-centric portion of the park you can experience animal encounters and shows revolving around the animals (bird show and sea lion show).
Mumbo Jumbo, Vertical Velocity and Kumali are three recent coaster installations that have improved the park's offerings. While these are not game changers from B&M or Intamin they do keep the locals very happy.
The park does one of the better jobs integrating its zoo with the rest of the park, including a couple of rides that get up close and personal with the animals.
The park has a selection of family friendly rides along with Fort Fun (obstacle course / play area) and a separate zone dedicated to rides for the youngest kids.
I will tell you that I highly recommend this park. Whether you are there for the thrills or the family rides or the zoo, you will have a really good day! I remember as I was about to go on Cliffhangar with my friend who looks like a gangster, he revealed his fear of heights! So I went on with his brother and then he got bored so he came on too. He was screaming all the way and that was the first time I heard his scream! But from that moment on, he conquered his fear of heights and we will never forget that. This park has made its way into our hearts.
As parks go this is pretty good. There are some great rides like Kumali, Mumbo Jumbo and Velocity along with some average ones like Hero amongst others (I didn't go on them all), plus the zoo portion is nicely integrated within the park for those than maybe won't go on rides or just want a break. Another coaster would be welcome and a few tweaks wouldn't go a miss but certainly a park I'd visit again next time i'm down in England from Scotland
Ok... in the past 10 years they have done really well but then a Zamperla volare came along, what were they thinking?! Its not good or awful, but kumali, velocity and Mumbo Jumbo are better. Does anyone know what they are getting soon?
This park is definitely one of the biggest disconnects I've ever been to- the front screams "ghetto fair" with a Vekoma Corkscrew and Wild Mouse, and lots of concrete. Work further back and suddenly things get a lot nicer, with theming on rides at least. Mumbo Jumbo is a very fun ride, as well as Velocity. Kumali doesn't even deserve to be called an SLC- it's eons better than the usual. Frisbee was good, but not too many other flats to note. Food was alright, can't remember any entertainment offerings. There is a zoo, though I didn't really get to see it at all. The park won't blow your mind, but it's worth it to see the awesome Vekomas and Mumbo Jumbo.
I don't live that far from flamingo land and I go with the family every year to the park and have/are still seeing it develop into a fantastic little park with a fantastic selection of rides for all ages including what I think is the last vekoma corkscrew in the UK and has Mumbo Jumbo which is the world’s steepest roller coaster which I think is a fantastic achievement for this little park and when you done with the rides they also have a on site zoo
This park has many Vekoma coasters and they all are really fun. Kumali is as smooth as a babies bottom and that is very hard to say with Vekoma coasters. When at the park, be sure to check out the boat ride that goes through a zoo-like area. It was a total surprise to see a lion enclosure while on the ride. Although be sure to wash your hands after the water ride because the water was green when I visited. This is a great park to visit in the UK
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