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 April 6, 1998
Statistics
Manufacturer Premier Rides
Designer / calculations Ing.-Büro Stengel GmbH
Type Steel - Launched - Shuttle
Model / product Shuttle Catapult Coaster
Riders per train 20
Propulsion LIM launch and LIM boost
Height218 feet
Drop194 feet
Top speed70 mph
Length1300 feet
Track inversions1
Rider inversions2
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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.

History[edit | edit source]

Mr. Freeze: Reverse Blast was originally intended to open for 1997, however it did not operate until 1998 due to technical problems with the launch system.

When the ride first opened, it had over-the-shoulder restraints. Due to a rough ride experience, they were later replaced with individual ratcheting lap bars for the 2002 season.

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

Design[edit | edit source]

Elements

Riders begin boarding on a train backwards. The ride features a switchback, allowing for two trains to run. The ride luanches 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 105 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 couse 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 coure again forwards.

Trains[edit | edit source]

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.

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