|Location: North Kiddieland|
|Opened: April 2, 2011|
|Manufactured by: Lagoon|
|Designed by: Dal Freeman|
|Ground Dimensions: 100 x 165 feet|
|Track Length: 1,040 feet|
|Max Height: 50 feet|
|Max Speed: 31 mph|
|# of Trains: 2|
|Train Capacity: 16|
|Hourly Capacity: 950 riders per hour|
|Ride Colors: Blue track with cream supports|
|Cost: Over 5 million|
|Height Restrictions: Riders under 36 inches tall may not ride. Riders between 36 inches and 48 inches tall must be accompanied by a responsible person|
BomBora is Lagoon’s 9th roller coaster and the first one designed and built by Lagoon. The new roller coaster sits next to Lagoon-A-Beach, and comes complete with a beach/surfer theme to match the location. Additionally, the trains come complete with detailed theming, lighting, and an onboard audio system that randomly plays one of six beach-themed songs while a train runs its course. When both trains are in use, the coaster has an hourly capacity of 950 riders per hour.
Lagoon designed BomBora to be a family coaster, and BomBora joins Lagoon’s increasing family-ride lineup making it possible for families of all types to enjoy many of Lagoon’s rides together. BomBora sits at a height of 50 feet and reaches a top speed of 31 miles per hour. The size and speed of the coaster make it possible for the smaller kids to enjoy without the thrill of the ride being too much for them, but do not let BomBora’s lack of height and speed give you the idea that this is not a fun coaster. BomBora still has plenty of quick drops and turns that provide a surprising thrill to those who ride. Throw in a beach-themed song to compliment your ride, and you have a recipe for fun for all ages! In fact, many first-time riders express surprise at the thrill and fun that BomBora provides despite the look of the coaster.
The word Bombora is actually an Australian term. According to Wikipedia, “Bombora is an indigenous Australian term for an area of large sea waves breaking over a shallow area such as a submerged rock shelf, reef or sand bank that is located some distance from the shoreline and beach surf break”. The term is fitting for the theme and location of the new roller coaster. The blue track and cream supports also fit the coloring of some of the slides in Lagoon-A-Beach. Lagoon created this new coaster to fit in well with the beach and provide a new look to the water park’s skyline.
If you are looking for a fun coaster to ride, you need to give BomBora a try. You won’t be disappointed!