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Flamingo Land has opened its new flying roller coaster, Hero, in time for the peak summer holiday season.

Hero is a Zamperla Volare flying coaster, featuring two heartline inversions. Riders board hang-glider style vehicles that swoop around an undulating circuit.

The ride has replaced the former Wild Mouse roller coaster in the Metropolis area, which was removed from the park earlier this year.

The new coaster is one of three new rides at Flamingo Land for 2013, all of which are Zamperla-built. Cyclosaurus, a Magic Bikes flat ride, sees riders board one of six vehicles that are equipped with bicycle pedals. Twistosaurus, meanwhile, is a Junior Twister Coaster, which hits a top speed of 17 miles per hour and a maximum height of 8 metres. Aimed at younger guests, the ride's train features four cars that spin independently as they traverse its 175-metre steel track.

Both Cyclosaurus and Twistosaurus are located in a new land, Dino-Stone, which also incorporates the Pterodactyl spinning tower ride that opened last year.

You can keep up to date with the latest confirmed and rumored opening dates for new attractions through Theme Park Tourist's "New Attraction Watch" section, and by signing up for our weekly newsletter.

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