Just thought I would make a blog about the 'new' 2013 ride for Six Flags St. Louis because I like making blogs :P
If you look at the Facebook comments then you can see no-one is happy LOL. I really hope it is re-painted, and maybe a new train would be added: This would make it a bit better. I have never been on a Boomerang, so have no idea what they are like. I know Mont likes them however.
The reveal is on 30th August 2012, so we will find out exactly what's happening then. Maybe, it's just a trick, and Six Flags are actually being clever with it (Wishfull thinking!), although the GP will be pleased with a Boomerang, and most parks don't really care about enthusiasts anyway.
Six Flags accidentally leaked the reveal today, here it is:
Six Flags St. Louis today announced plans to add a new steel coaster, Boomerang, to the park’s already extensive line-up of thrills. In 2013, Boomerang will become the park’s ninth coaster, bringing a new experience to guests with its unique combination of thrill elements. Six Flags St. Louis is currently home to more roller coasters than any other theme park in Missouri.
Boomerang combines a mix of twists, turns and loops unlike any other coaster experience at the park. The 28-passenger trains are pulled up 125 feet backward to the top of the first lift hill and then released to shoot out through the 1,650 feet of track at up to 50 mph. Guests will sail through a half loop, then into a right half cork screw, a left half cork screw and finally another half loop. And just when guests think they are done, the trains fly through a full loop before climbing a second lift hill. Staying true to its name, Boomerang takes guests full circle to where they began sweeping through the spirals, loops, twists and turns again.
“Boomerang puts a new twist, literally, on the coaster thrills at Six Flags St. Louis,” said Dave Roemer, Six Flags St. Louis park president. “We already offer more rollers coasters than any other theme park in Missouri, now we are adding new elements like the cobra roll and half loops to bring our guests new thrills!”
Boomerang is scheduled to open spring 2013 and it will be located in the Illinois section of the park.
"Guests will sail through a half loop, then into a right half cork screw, a left half cork screw and finally another half loop. And just when guests think they are done, the trains fly through a full loop before climbing a second lift hill."
Good marketing skills here, makes it sound like there are three extra elements, instead of just saying "A Cobra Roll". :D