Next year, visitors will be greeted by a new, vividly bright orange and electrifying lime green steel monster: Boomerang. Standing at 125-feet tall, the gravity-defying, nerve-racking, stomach-crunching steel roller coaster will rocket riders through a combination of thrill sensations unlike any other coaster experience at the park, Six Flags officials announced Thursday morning.
Boomerang first will pull 28 riders backward, slowly up to the top of the 125-foot tall lift hill. After a brief pause, it’ll release them into complete mayhem, hurtling them along 1,650-feet of twisted steel track at speeds up to 50 miles per hour, Six Flags managers promise. Then they will race through a half loop, shoot into a right half cork screw followed by a left half cork screw, then another half loop and finally blaze through a full loop before climbing a second lift hill.
Staying true to its name, Boomerang then will take thrill-seekers full circle by blasting them through the twists, turns and inversions again—backwards.
“Six Flags St. Louis has been Missouri’s Coaster Capital for many years,” said Dave Roemer, Six Flags St. Louis park president. “In 2013, Boomerang will not only strengthen that position and our thrilling coaster line up, but give our guests more twists and turns to scream about!”
Six Flags St. Louis currently is home to more roller coasters than any other theme park in Missouri. In 2013, Boomerang will become the park’s ninth coaster.
Boomerang is scheduled to open spring 2013 in the Illinois section of the park.
Six Flags St. Louis also announced Thursday today that 2013 season passes are now on sale at the lowest prices of the year and provide unlimited visits for the rest of the 2012 season (including Fright Fest) and all of the 2013 season. For a limited time, with the purchase of a season pass four-pack, guests will receive a free upgrade to a gold season pass which includes free admission and free season parking to any Six Flags theme park with every pass. Season passes must be purchased and processed by Oct. 28, 2012 to receive the offer.