Theme Park Insider readers offer their ratings and reviews for Mamba, a roller coaster at Worlds of Fun. (The minimum height to ride is 48 inches.)
Written by James Rao
A D. H. Morgan "out-and-back" hypercoaster added to Worlds of Fun in 1998. Features include: 5,600' of track, 75 mph top speed, 205' first drop, 184' second drop, 580 degree helix, and five "camelback bumps" on the return trip. Ranked as high as #9 on the Golden Ticket list of top steel coasters (1999), Mamba currently resides in the #50 spot (2011).
I love Mamba definitely a classic !! 10/10 ride in the back - Owen Scott
The back of the train offers MUCH more airtime than the front. It hardly even feels like the same attraction in the back vs. in the front. It is so smooth that re-rides all day long are enjoyable. Going under the supports in a helix following the second hill offers a great head chopper sensation like the poles keep getting closer and closer to the point where the train might not be able to pass. The final lap over and around other guests gives you time to wave and celebrate the attraction. (10/10) - Lexi R
Still one of the best out-and-back steel coasters in the nation, the Mamba contends with the Patriot and Prowler for best ride in the park honors. With a 205 ft first drop followed another 185 ft drop and 70 mph speeds, the Mamba is a coaster-lover’s coaster. The double helix is as intense as they come, and the five camelbacks you hit on the “back” portion of the ride provide some great airtime moments (when the brakes aren't too heavily employed). Powerful, fast, thrilling, and impressive, the Mamba is still a beast to be reckoned with by coaster enthusiasts everywhere. - James Rao
Great out and back coaster. Love the first two hills and the helix. The bunny hills were okay, and I didn't like the placement of the on-ride camera (although it would have been hard to put it anywhere else). 8/10 - Blake Nieman
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