Boomerang (Six Flags St. Louis)

Roller coaster in the United States

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Six Flags St. Louis
Location Eureka, Missouri, USA
Coordinates 38°30′59″N 90°40′30″W / 38.5164942°N 90.6750332°W / 38.5164942; -90.6750332
Park section Illinois
Status Operating since June 8, 2013
Rider height 48 inch minimum
Replaced Water Street Cab Company
Six Flags Over Texas
Location Arlington, Texas, USA
Coordinates 32°45′24″N 97°03′59″W / 32.756781°N 97.066414°W / 32.756781; -97.066414
Park section Goodtimes Square
Operated March 18, 1989 to September 3, 2012
Replaced by Riddler Revenge
Manufacturer Vekoma
Product Boomerang
Type Steel - Shuttle
Track layout Boomerang
Hourly capacity 760
Propulsion Catch car lift hill
Chain lift hill
Area 288.8 feet × 98.4 feet
Height 116.5 feet
Top speed 47 mph
Length 935 feet
Track inversions 3
Rider inversions 6
Duration 1:48
G-Force 5.2
Rolling stock
Manufacturer Arrow Dynamics
Riders per train 28
The ride at its former location

Boomerang is a steel shuttle roller coaster located at Six Flags St. Louis in Eureka, Missouri, USA. It is a Boomerang built by Vekoma, and previously operated from March 18, 1989 to September 3, 2012 at Six Flags Over Texas as Flashback.


The ride first opened at Six Flags Over Texas on March 18, 1989 as Flashback.[1]

Flashback was shut down in the spring of 1998 after an accident happened on Demon at Six Flags Great America.[2]

On August 2, 2012, Six Flags Over Texas announced that Flashback and Texas Chute Out would be closing down. Both rides ceased operations on September 3, 2012.[3] On August 30, 2012, Six Flags St. Louis announced that they would be getting Flashback. It was repainted and renamed Boomerang.[4] The ride opened at its current location on June 8, 2013.



Color scheme

While at Six Flags Over Texas, the ride was painted with red track with blue supports. When it was relocated to Six Flags St. Louis, the track was repainted green while the supports were repainted orange.


Single train with 7 cars. In each car, riders are arranged 2 across in 2 rows, for a total of 28 riders per train. During its later years at Six Flags Over Texas, the train was ad-wrapped, advertising Charter Communications.



  1. "Six Flags to open new ride". Longview News-Journal.
  2. Strope, Leigh (May 2, 1998). "Rides checked after coaster mishap". Fort Worth Star-Telegram. p. 58. Retrieved January 7, 2023.
  3. "Six Flags Over Texas shuttering the Texas Chute Out and the Flashback".
  4. "Missouri theme park adds a 9th roller coaster".

External links

Articles on Six Flags St. Louis
Articles on Six Flags Over Texas