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Flamingo Land

Kirby Misperton, North Yorkshire, United Kingdom

Flamingo Land is a large and expanding theme park and zoo in North Yorkshire.

Opened1959
Seasonlate March to early November
OwnerGordon Gibb
Websitewww.flamingoland.co.uk
NearbyLightwater Valley (31 miles)
Gulliver's Kingdom (82 miles)
Fantasy Island (85 miles)
Botton's Pleasure Beach (88 miles)
Gulliver's World (92 miles)
Riverside One area

Riverside One area

Flamingo Land is a large theme park and zoo located in the Yorkshire village of Kirby Misperton, and is one of the largest tourist attractions in the region.

The park began as a zoo in the late 1950s, and expanded to include rides and other amusement attractions in the 70s. It became famous around the turn of the millennium for hosting two rollercoasters designed by Anton Schwarzkopf - The Bullet, a shuttle loop coaster; and Magnum Force, a triple looping coaster which had previously toured German fairs as Dreier Looping. Both rides were removed towards the end of the 2005 season.

Around the same time, the park began a massive expansion programme which has seen it open a large number of new rides including several large rollercoasters. The quality of theming has improved massively, with several themed areas opening and transforming Flamingo Land from a simple amusement park into a more immersive theme park attraction.

Attractions

Velocity

Velocity

Vekoma motorbike coaster

Kumali

Kumali

One of the smoothest Vekoma SLC rollercoasters in the world

Lost River Ride

Lost River Ride

Boat ride past large safari animals

Mumbo Jumbo

Mumbo Jumbo

El Loco rollercoaster with a beyond vertical drop

Hero

Hero

Flying rollercoaster

Cliff Hanger

Cliff Hanger

Lighthouse themed combo shot/drop tower

Pterodactyl

Pterodactyl

Star Flyer

Cable Cars

Cable Cars

Aerial transport across the park

Rotataur

Rotataur

Wagon themed ferris wheel

People Mover

People Mover

Monorail

Zooom

Zooom

Aeroplane themed suspended rollercoaster

Splash Battle

Splash Battle

Interactive water ride

Twistosaurus

Twistosaurus

Spinning family rollercoaster

Mischief Mansion

Mischief Mansion

Family friendly ghost train

Daktari Express

Daktari Express

Train ride around the zoo

Zoo Monorail

Zoo Monorail

Monorail ride above some of the zoo animals

Runaway Mine Train

Runaway Mine Train

Mine train themed family rollercoaster

Dino Roller

Dino Roller

Small family rollercoaster

Go Gator

Go Gator

Small kiddie coaster for young children