Mr. Freeze: Reverse Blast (Six Flags St. Louis)

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Mr. Freeze: Reverse Blast
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Six Flags St. Louis
Location Eureka, Missouri, USA
Status Operating since April 11, 1998
Cost $10,000,000
Statistics
Manufacturer Premier Rides
Product Shuttle Catapult Coaster
Designer / calculations Ing.-Büro Stengel GmbH
Type Steel - Launched - Shuttle
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 steel launched shuttle roller coaster located at Six Flags St. Louis in Eureka, Missouri, USA. It is a prototype Shuttle Catapult Coaster built by Premier Rides. There is a mirror image of the ride located at Six Flags Over Texas.

History

In 1996, Six Flags St. Louis announced that Mr. Freeze would be added to the park.

Mr. Freeze was originally going to open in 1997, along with the release of Batman & Robin, but the ride suffered launch system problems. For this, the ride's opening was delayed to 1998.[1]

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.

In 2012, the park announced that Mr. Freeze would run backwards.[2]

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 guests 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 curve. 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.

Images

References

External links


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