Mr. Freeze (Six Flags Over Texas)

Roller coaster in the United States
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Mr. Freeze
Six Flags Over Texas
Location Arlington, Texas, USA
Status Operating since March 28, 1998
Rider height 54 inch minimum
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
Serial number TX97[1]
Height 218 feet
Drop 194 feet
Top speed 70 mph
Length 1300 feet
Track inversions 1
Rider inversions 2
G-Force 4

Mr. Freeze is a steel 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 in 1998, 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.


On December 18, 1996, Six Flags Over Texas announced that Mr. Freeze would be added to the park.[2] Mr. Freeze was originally going to open in May 1997 to coincide with Batman & Robin's release.[3] However, it suffered launch problems, causing the ride's opening to be delayed to 1998.

Mr. Freeze officially opened on March 28, 1998.[4][5] A soft opening was held on March 24.[6]

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.[7]

For the 2012 season, the trains were reversed, meaning that the ride now launched riders backwards.[8]

During the 2021 season, the attraction was repainted light blue, its original color scheme.[9]

The ride closed on September 11, 2022 for a refurbishment.[10] A few weeks later, it was announced that the ride would have its trains restored to the original forwards direction. This also saw the name of the ride being reverted to Mr. Freeze.[11]

One train was returned to the reverse-facing direction in summer 2023.[12]



Ride experience

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.


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.


On April 10, 2022, several guests were evacuated from the main ride building when an electrical malfunction caused smoke to overflow the interior. Seven people were treated for smoke and five others were sent to a local hospital.[13]



  1. "Amusement ride stickers". Texas Department of Insurance. Retrieved 2022-04-18.
  2. "Sky high and really cool".
  3. "Mr. Freeze in final phase of testing". Fort Worth Star-Telegram. July 22, 1997. Retrieved October 23, 2023 – via
  4. Strope, Leigh (March 19, 1998). "Six Flags to thaw out Mr. Freeze". Fort Worth Star-Telegram. Star-Telegram Staff Writer. Retrieved May 24, 2023 – via
  5. "Mr. Freeze strikes Six Flags Over Texas". Fort Worth Star-Telegram. 1998-03-31. p. 82. Retrieved 2023-05-27.
  6. "Six Flags hit by 'Freeze' yesterday". Dallas Business Journal. American Business Journals. March 25, 1998. Retrieved May 1, 2020.
  7. "New Mr. Freeze Paint Job".
  8. "Six Flags to Reverse Mr. Freeze".
  9. "Pirates of Speelunker Cave (Update 1), Aquaman: Power Wave (Update 11), Mr. Freeze Paint Job".
  10. "A Popular Six Flags Roller Coaster Is Closing, But Now There's A Twist".
  11. "Mr. Freeze's Future Announced".
  12. "[Mr. Freeze @ SFOT] randomly opened with one side backwards…". Reddit. Jackson_MK. 2023-07-15. Retrieved 2023-07-16.
  13. "7 people treated after smoke reported at Mr. Freeze ride building at Six Flags, officials say".

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

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