Mr. Freeze: Reverse Blast (Six Flags Over Texas)

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Mr. Freeze: Reverse Blast
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Six Flags Over Texas
Location Arlington, Texas, USA
Status Operating since March 24, 1998
Statistics
Manufacturer Premier Rides
Designer / calculations Ing.-Büro Stengel GmbH
Type Steel - Launched - Shuttle
Product Shuttle Catapult Coaster
Riders per train 20
Propulsion LIM launch and LIM boost
Height 218 feet
Drop 194 feet
Top speed 70 mph
Length 1300 feet
Track inversions 1
Rider inversions 2
G-Force 4
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Mr. Freeze: Reverse Blast is a launched shuttle roller coaster located at Six Flags Over Texas in Arlington, Texas, USA. It is a prototype Shuttle Catapult Coaster built by Premier Rides. The ride is a mirror image of the version at Six Flags St. Louis.

At the time of its opening, the ride held the record for the third tallest, longest and second fastest shuttle coaster. It even featured the highest inversion on a roller coaster at 150 feet.

History

On December 18, 1996, Six Flags Over Texas announced that Mr. Freeze would be added to the park.[1] Mr. Freeze was originally going to open in 1997 to coincide with Batman & Robin's release. However, it suffered launch problems, causing the ride to be delayed to 1998.

Mr. Freeze officially opened on March 24, 1998.[2]

When the ride first opened, it had over-the-shoulder restraints. In 2002, they were replaced with lap bars.

In 2007, Mr. Freeze was repainted with a red track and dark blue supports.

For the 2012 season, the trains were reversed meaning the ride now launches riders backwards.

Design

Elements

Ride experience

Riders begin boarding on a train backwards. The ride features a switchback, allowing for two trains to run. The ride launches you from 0-70 mph in 3.8 seconds using an LIM Launch. Following that, riders experience a 150 foot tall inverted top hat. Immediately, riders will go through a 113 foot tall 140 degree over-banked turn. They will then go up a 218 foot tall vertical spike. To help the ride gain enough speed to complete the course forwards and backwards, there is an LIM boost that pulls the train higher on the spike, and then thrust it down. The riders then traverse the course again forwards.

Trains

2 trains with 5 cars per train. In each car, riders are arranged 2 across in 2 rows, for a total of 20 riders per train.

Photo Gallery

References

  1. "Sky high and really cool".
  2. "Six Flags hit by 'Freeze' yesterday", American Business Journals (March 25, 1998). Retrieved on May 1, 2020.

External links

Highest inversion on a roller coaster
March 24, 1998 – August 2, 1998
Preceded by
Viper
Highest inversion on a roller coaster
March 24, 1998 – August 2, 1998
Succeeded by
Volcano The Blast Coaster