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Flamingo Land is one of the few Theme Parks in Yorkshire. It was first created in 1959, by Edwin Pentland Hick, who had made his fortune with a cinema chain. After selling his empire, he purchased a country club with the intention of creating a zoo which would be named “The Yorkshire Zoological Gardens.” The first animals to be featured, were a colony of Flamingos, it’s from this that the name Flamingo Land comes from!

Over the years, the park developed, adding new rides and attractions into the park which we find today.

Flamingo Land Zoo

Rides at Flamingo Land

There are many attractions within Flamingo Land, here are some of the most popular rides:

Hero – A Flying Coaster which was opened in 2013.

Pterodactyl – A Vertical Swing which was installed in the new “Dino-Stone Park” in time for the 2013 season.

Mumbo Jumbo – A roller coaster which once held the world record for steepest drop – Opened in 2009.

Flip Flop – Two large ship fullens suspended over an artificial lake

Humali – A suspended Looping Coaster which was installed in 2006

Navigator – First appearing in 2005, it was the first Mega Disk O type ride anywhere

Velocity – A booster bike ride which is the tallest and fastest of its kind in the world

Cliff Hanger – Installed in 2002, it’s the first S&S Combo Tower in the UK

Animals at Flamingo Land

Flamingo Land houses over 1,00 animals, including Camels, Brazilian Tapirs, Zebras, Hippos, Giraffes, Lions, Tigers and many others. They take part in breeding programmes to help endangered animals. They have a wide range of African Animals housed here.

When is it open and how much does it cost?

Flamingo Land is open from March through to November. At the time of writing, a general admission ticket costs £40 per person, and a Family Ticket is £125. There are often discounts available online though, so make sure you check before booking. This gives you access to both the rides and zoo.

Where is Flamingo Land?

Flamingo Land is located at: Kirby Misperton, Malton YO17 6UX.

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  1. […] Flamingo Land is a theme park which also contains a zoo. It was first opened in 1959 and was initially intended to be a zoo, where some of the first animals to be kept there were Flamingos. Over the years, it’s developed into the amusement park which many people in Yorkshire visit regularly. Among the attractions, you’ll find the likes of “Hero,” a suspended Flying Coaster, Pterodactyl – a Vertical Swing and Mumbo Jumbo – which held the record for the roller coaster with the steepest drop in the world. It’s open to the public 7 days a week, from 10am – 4pm. […]

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