be honest this is one of those rides where I hear a lot of other
people rave about it, but don't find myself experiencing the same
euphoria. It was brought by Flamingo Land in 1991, when it already
had quite a history. It had toured the European fairgrounds for a
number of years as Wiener Looping, including a brief tenure at
Wiener Prater, Vienna. It was then brought by an American park
called Boardwalk and Baseball where it stayed for 2 seasons until
Flamingo Land purchased it, and gave it the new name Bullet.
I remember it as a standard compact looping coaster, that only
really stood out thanks to the fact it started with a launch.
Whether the average rating is just me, or the ride was over rated
due to it's link with the highly regarded Schwarzkopf manufacturers
it's now hard to decide without travelling to it's new home in
Mexico. It probably didn't help that I'd already done the Thunder
Looper before doing this, that had a much quicker and more intense
launch, making the launch on this ride tame in comparison.
The ride started launching you backwards out the station up a spike
of track, you'd then go back down the track, through a station and
down a large helix, this led to a loop that encircled the loading
station, which led to another bend, after which you were boosted up
another spike of track. Once near the top of the spike the train
would stop, and reverse back down it, and do the whole track
I wasn't blown away by it in terms of thrills, but it wasn't that
bad an example of a compact looper, and the launch was a nice
novelty. It was popular with guests until it's removal in 2005 as
part of Flamingo Lands plans to reduce the fairground feel of the
park. The space was occupied by part of Kumali that opened next
year. It's fate was uncertain for a number of years, until 2013 when
it opened again at a park called Selva Magica in Mexico.